Diego Sanchez: “I love these kinds of fights. That’s why I signed up.”

Welterweights Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger have more in common than simply the fact they’ll be standing in the same Octagon tomorrow night in headlining action at UFC on Fuel 1. Rather, both Sanchez and Ellenberger have not only shown themselves to be extremely difficult to finish but tend to end opponents’ evenings more often than not when it comes to scoring a victory.

All told, Sanchez has earned stoppages in 15 of his 23 total wins while Ellenberger has put away 22 of 26. Meanwhile, each has only fallen a single time outside of scorecards with Sanchez’s being cut-based and Ellenberger’s a submission from more than four years ago.

Sanchez Considers Ellenberger to Be the “Chuck Liddell” of the Welterweight Division

The UFC on Fuel 1 main event is the type of match-up that not only gets fans’ blood pumping but also Sanchez’s as he revealed in an interview with the UFC promoting the show.

“It really gets me excited to know I’m going in there with someone who’s going to go in there and try to take my head off. I love these kinds of fights. That’s why I signed up,” said Sanchez of Ellenberger, adding, “Nothing else really matters. It’s what we’ve done in our training camps and the choices we’ve made as men that are gonna carry us through the fight.”

Make sure to tune in to UFC on Fuel 1 when it starts on Facebook at 6:00 PM EST with featured action starting on Fuel two hours later.

Check out the interview below:

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