Before Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar set Spike TV ablaze and helped alternate the direction of UFC history, a 23-yr-vintage Diego Sanchez strolled into the Octagon and mauled Kenny Florian to win the middleweight opposition on the primary season of The Ultimate Fighter.

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That bout happened on April 9, 2005.

Sanchez fought two times greater that yr, registering victories over Brian Gassaway and Nick Diaz. He’s made as a minimum one ride into the Octagon each yr since, competing in 4 exclusive weight classes, one international name fight, and 7 contests that garnered Fight of the Night honors, consisting of his 2009 Fight of the Year scrap with Clay Guida that changed into enshrined withinside the Fight Wing of the UFC Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2019.

This weekend in Abu Dhabi, 5,649 days after registering his first UFC look and victory, Sanchez will make the stroll to the Octagon for the thirty second time, moving into the cage contrary Jake Matthews on the lookout for his twentieth profession UFC win, and he’ll achieve this with a totally exclusive mind-set than in preceding years.

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