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Hughes v Sanchez on course for UFC 135

ESPN staff
May 3, 2011
Matt Hughes needs a win after defeat to BJ Penn © Getty Images

Matt Hughes has given a big indication that he will fight at UFC 135, after he revealed the date on which he expects to return to the Octagon.

The legendary welterweight has agreed to fight Diego Sanchez, confirmed by UFC president Dana White is the build-up to UFC 129.

However, no date or venue had been confirmed for the 170lb collision, which pits the former champion against an all-action rival in Sanchez who is coming off a Fight of the Year contender victory over Martin Kampmann.

Hughes now knows the date of his fight, which will likely take place at UFC 135 at the Pepsi Center, Denver.

"My next fight will be against Diego Sanchez on September 24th in Denver," Hughes said. "That's all I know as of right now, I'll post more information as soon as I can."

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