UFC lightweight fighter Diego Sanchez is a well-rounded mixed martial artist. Now he can beef up his résumé with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt.
Sanchez was awarded his black belt by GMA Roberto Tussa of Gracie Barra New Mexico on Monday. The fighter tweeted out a picture with his professor to show off his new belt.
Sanchez currently has a fight lined up with Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166. This will be his first fight with his new black belt.
Check out the card below.
Oct. 19, 2013
Cain Velasquez (12-1) vs. Junior dos Santos (16-2)
Daniel Cormier (12-0) vs. Roy Nelson (19-8)
Gilbert Melendez (21-3) vs. Diego Sanchez (24-5)
Gabriel Gonzaga (15-7) vs. Shawn Jordan (15-4)
John Dodson (15-6) vs. Darrell Montague (13-2)
Tim Boetsch (16-6) vs. CB Dolloway (13-4)
Nate Marquardt (32-12-2) vs. Hector Lombard (32-4-1)
Sarah Kaufman (15-2) vs. Jessica Eye (10-1)
George Sotiropoulos (14-5) vs. KJ Noons (11-7)
Prelims on GRACIEMAG.com:
TJ Waldburger (16-7) vs. Adlan Amagov (12-2-1)
Tony Ferguson (13-3) vs. Mike Rio (9-2)
Charles Oliveira (16-4-1) vs. Jeremy Larsen (8-4)
Dustin Pague (11-8) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi (11-1)