MMAWeekly is reporting, that The Ultimate Fighter season 1 winner, Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez (19-2) will likely take on top UFC welterweight contender Thiago “Pitbull” Alves (15-3) at UFC 89, October 18 from the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
According to a source close to the fight, No contract is signed, but a verbal agreement is in palace with contracts expected to be signed in the next few days.
Sanchez if coming off a impressive TKO win over Luigi Fioravanti at TUF 7 Finale this past month. His only blemishes on his young MMA record were to AKA fighters Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. A win over Alves would again position Sanchez at the top of the 170lb division.