Recent lightweight title challenger Diego Sanchez will make his anticipated return to welterweight at UFC 114, drawing undefeated Bristish 170-pounder John Hathaway at the May 29 event in Las Vegas.
The bout was announced yesterday by Sanchez on Twitter and is expected to be featured on UFC 114’s pay-per-view main card.
Prior to losing to lightweight champ BJ Penn in December, Sanchez (21-3), The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner, had won four-straight, including 2009 victories over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida.
Hathaway (12-0) has remained unbeaten with UFC wins over Thomas Egan, Rick Story, and Paul Taylor in 2009.
UFC 114 is also expected to feature a matchup between former light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans.
Pictured: Diego Sanchez