Sanchez, currently unranked, is coming off a contentious decision victory over Takanori Gomi in March. He also came in to the bout overweight. It was his return to the 155-pound division.
Melendez, ranked No. 1, dropped his UFC debut to Benson Henderson by a contentious decision in April. The narrow defeat did not see him drop in the rankings, but it also did not earn him an immediate rematch.
The bout between Melendez and Sanchez looks to be exciting. On paper, it is one of the best upcoming lightweight bouts.
Let's take a look at this bout, and break it down from head to toe.