According to the local news KOAT in Albuquerque NM, UFC 74 is reported to take place in at the “THE PIT” in Albuquerque. KOAT quoted UFC fighter Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez as the source. The Pit is the University of New Mexico’s Basketball arena and can hold 18,000 people.
Mark your calendar for August 25th because the UFC will make a stop in The Duke City. Diego Sanchez, who is 19-1 overall and graduated from Del Notre High School, will be on the card. Yes folks, the Octagon is coming. An opponent has not yet been named for Diego. The Pit is a possible venue. – KOAT
This is exciting for me, because live and work out of Albuquerque. We have always been a boxing town, Johnny Tapia, Holly Holm(Welterweight Champion, boxing), but know we are going to have to add MMA to that list. Diego Sanchez trains with Greg Jackson, who has trained many full time and guest fighters such as Keith Jardine, Rashad Evens, Joey Villasenor, Steve Irwin(Crocadille Hunter, RIP), Carlos Condit(WEC Welterweight Champion), Nate Marquardt, Jason MacDonald, Georges St. Pierre, Dan Christison(TUF 3) and Leonard Garcia.
Preliminary UFC 74 Fight Card
- UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
- Josh Koscheck vs. Georges St. Pierre
- Diego Sanchez vs TBA (Rumored)