Late last week, MMA Junkie published their weekly column where Ben Fowlkes takes UFC fans’ questions via Twitter and answers them. One fan, presumably a millionaire who has gotten rich by continuously winning lotteries, posed this question: Do you think the UFC 166 match-up between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez is getting overlooked? The prophet even noted that this fight had ‘FOTY’ written all over it.
Understandably, Fowlkes dismissed the suggestion given the massive talent disparity that we have to admit is there when discussing Melendez and Sanchez, and the display that was put on by Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 165.
Any one of us would have.
Boy were we all wrong. Melendez and Sanchez stole the show on Saturday night, with a match that was obviously at the very least the best three-rounder of 2013. It may not have been the most skillful display, but damn, that fight was a fight.
Kudos to you, random dude on Twitter who saw this coming.
Check out the full highlights from Saturday’s Fight of the Night in the video below.