Diego Sanchez and Luigi Fioravanti, both fresh off wins at UFC 82 earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio, will face off in the headline bout of The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale on June 21st in Las Vegas according to Sherdog.
Official bout agreements for the fight have not yet been signed though both camps have reportedly agreed to the proposed matchup.
Sanchez (18-2, 7-2 UFC) won the middleweight tournament on the opening season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, defeating Kenny Florian on the live finale of the reality series. Following the win “Nightmare” secured five-straight UFC victories over Brian Gassaway, Nick Diaz, John Alessio, Karo Parisyan, and Joe Riggs and was touted as a potential title contender in the 170-pound division. Back-to-back losses at the hands of Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch in his next two fights derailed his immediate title aspirations. He got back on track to a potential future title shot with a first-round TKO victory over David Bielkheden on the undercard of UFC 82.
Fioravanti (12-3, 3-3 UFC) arrived in the UFC with title aspirations following a 6-0 start to his MMA career. In his UFC debut he was defeated by Chris Leben and left the promotion temporarily before returning at The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale and securing his first UFC win, a KO victory over Solomon Hutcherson. He again ventured successfully outside of the promotion following the win and returned with a TKO win over Dave Menne at UFC Fight Night 7. He was next defeated in back-to-back UFC bouts by Jon Fitch and Forrest Petz and again left the UFC. Following a first-round TKO win over Frank Camacho outside of the octagon, Fioravanti returned at UFC 82 with a unanimous decision win over Luke Cummo.
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