Joe Stevenson-Diego Sanchez Co Main Event UFC 95; Huerta-Fisher Possible?

Joseph BonsignoreAnalyst IDecember 19, 2008

Looks like it could be a big start to the new year for the UFC lightweight division. Four of the UFC's top LW contender's look to be getting matched up already.

Roger Huerta, who hasn't fought since his unanimous decision loss to Kenny Florian in August, is looking to be paired up with Spencer "The King" Fisher. People are saying that Huerta was given a lesser opponent to keep building him up, but I have always been a fan of the Miletich fighter.

Fisher has proved to be no slouch over his UFC carreer. He is currently 8-3 as a UFC fighter with notable wins over Thiago Alves (next in line for WW title shot), Aaron Riley, and Matt Wiman.

Joe "Daddy" Stevenson (6-3 UFC) is the TUF 2 champion. He is one of those fighters that makes it to the top then falls down the hill, but not too far down it. He lost a championship fight to BJ Penn, then won one fight against Gleison Tibau to be in a No. 1 contender match with Kenny Florian. Stevenson lost that fight in the first round by rear naked choke, but instead of them throwing him a LW can, they give him TUF 1 winner Diego Sanchez. The bout agreement was just signed by Diego and will take place as a co-main event at UFC 95 on Feb 21st.

Diego Sanchez (7-2 UFC) is coming into his lightweight debut on a two fight winning streak. Impressive wins over David Bielkheden in March by strikes and Luigi Fioravanti in June by strikes, as well. The only two losses in Diego's 21-fight career came by decision to two top level fighters, Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch.

It looks to be the third TUF champion vs. champion fight to add to the list behind Michael Bisping vs. Rashad Evans in November of '07 and Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans on the 27th of this month.