Joe Lauzon never gave Diego Sanchez a chance to unleash his aggression in the feature bout of the Fight Pass portion of the card, finishing him early with a dangerous volume of heavy strikes.
UFC 200 is being held tonight (July 9, 2016) at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
The event will be the first that the organization has hosted at T-Mobile Arena, which opened in April 2016. It takes place during the UFC’s annual International Fight Week and marks the second time the UFC has held host three events in consecutive days.
Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon took place on the preliminary card which aired on UFC Fight Pass.
It was clear from the start that Lauzon was going to look for Diego Sanchez to get overly aggressive and eat a shot coming in, but Sanchez actually started backing up after an early rush. Lauzon gladly moved forward and eventually landed a stunning blow to Sanchez that he would never recover from. Lauzon battered his hurt opponent, knocking him down multiple times, but not quite finishing the tough veteran. Even knocking Sanchez’s mouthpiece out with a brutal shot wasn’t enough.
Finally, after some quick, but tense moments, the referee saved Sanchez from the onslaught and stopped the fight and 1:26 of the first round.