There’s a whole lot to be excited for in the world of MMA. Several fight cards will hit the scenes across the UFC, ONE FC, Bellator, and WSOF.

While many matchups are intriguing,  Ricardo ‘The Bully’ Lamas Vs. Diego ‘The Nightmare’ Sanchez is the way to go for ‘Fight of the Week’. That clash happens at UFC Fight Night in Monterrey, Mexico this Saturday, November 21.

This fight has some interesting aspects to it, even though from a ranking aspect, it makes zero sense with Lamas being ranked #4 and Sanchez on the outside looking in.

In this fight, we will find out a couple of things.

One, does Lamas still have what it takes to make a run at the division title? Time will tell after getting knocked out early against the guy who always stays as a contender at featherweight, Chad Mendes.

Second, ‘The Nightmare’ has unfortunately not been showing up in the Octagon as his old self lately. He has been given wins by split decision over the likes of Ross Pearson, where he didn’t deserve it, and got out-struck against Takanori Gomi, but still walked away with the victory. Sanchez has gone 2-3 in his last five fights, but more noteworthy, they have been brutal on his body. Often leaving him in a bloody mess, regardless of victory or not.

This is a fight where we see the difference between two 33-year-old fighters with totally different miles on them. Will the old lion show the world that he finally has found his home at featherweight after jumping around so much from different weight classes his entire MMA career? Or, is this the time ‘The Bully’ reminds everyone that although he’s coming off a loss, he’s more than game to return to the title picture.

Lamas has fought once in 2015, but Sanchez hasn’t fought in well over a year. That layoff might be another obstacle for Sanchez to overcome in order to win this fight. The more we talk about what Sanchez has against him, it’s harder and harder to see him winning this fight, unless again, he somehow charm the judges to give him another decision.

It’s possible that we’ll see Lamas remind everyone why he should not be forgotten in the thick division in which he resides. Besting Sanchez won’t take him to another shot at the title, but it will be a step in the right direction.

And for Sanchez, another loss on the record could be the end of the road.

All the questions surrounding these two competitors will be answered this weekend at ‘UFC Fight Night 78’.

About The Author

Christian Larusson
Staff Writer

Christian Larusson is a passionate Mixed Martial Arts fan. With experience in writing for Swedish MMA sites, he now solely writes in English through blogging, PunchDrunkSports and The MMA Corner. Got his heart broken early in his life when a friend, ‘Judas’, told him that WWE/WWF wasn’t real. Then one day, he saw MMA on a friend's computer, he was overwhelmed with emotions from what his eyes had just seen. He´s been in love ever since. Christian has been published in different Swedish papers and books, nothing to do with MMA though, so who gives a shh-.