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UFC 196 may not be hosting Conor McGregor’s chance at earning another belt following Rafael Dos Anjos’ untimely foot injury, but it remains a great event packed with intrigue and the potential for some classic match-ups.
Whether it’s the entertaining back-and-forth between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, as well as their respective fighting abilities, or Holly Holm defending her UFC women’s bantamweight crown for the first time against a dangerous opponent in Miesha Tate—there are plenty of stories and plotlines to get both hardcore and casual fans hooked.
The two headlining acts aside; there are further interesting match-ups for you to sink your teeth into—none more so than Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller.
There has been a growing trend of the UFC featuring its best undercard fights on their Fight Pass network—a headline fight of a mini card of its own right to help encourage Fight Pass users to part way with cash to watch the big show on PPV.
Boasting 11 Fight of the Night honors between them, both Diego Sanchez and Jim Miller have an array of fans who adore them for their in-ring exploits. Sanchez, the skilled fighter-turned crazed brawler versus Miller, the crafty submission artist who isn’t afraid to wade forward with striking attacks on the feet. Who else better to feature on Fight Pass?
Both men remain fan favorites and that support hasn’t waned during their combined 19 years of uninterrupted time competing in the Octagon.
However, despite their respective fan-friendly fighting styles, both athletes will be entering the Octagon on Saturday night with three losses from each of their last four fights.
The fact they are still kicking about in the UFC is a testament to both Sanchez and Miller. A 1-3 record in your last four fights is a dangerous run to have if you value ….View full article