|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Friday, 20 February 2009 07:50|
will feature Joe “Daddy” Stevenson against Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez in a main event that mixed martial arts fans have long anticipated. Sanchez enters UFC 95 action making his lightweight debut while Stevenson is well known by mixed martial arts handicappers as a former world title challenger.UFC 95
“Daddy” Stevenson has an overall record entering UFC 95 action of 34-9 but has lost two of his last three mixed martial arts events. His last bout was on November 15, 2008 as he suffered a first round loss to Kenny Florian at the 4:03 mark by submission choke.
Before that he defeated Gleison Tibau on July 5, 2008 by submission choke at the 2:57 mark of the 2nd round. He lost to BJ Penn on January 19, 2008 by submission choke at the 4:02 mark of the 2nd round. But before UFC 95 handicappers get too discouraged Stevenson had won four consecutive bouts prior to those.
Stevenson is highly regarded for UFC 95 action as a great takedown and submission artist. Sanchez enters UFC 95 action coming off back-to-back wins. On June 21, 2008 he defeated Luigi Fioravanti by technical knockout at the 4:07 mark of the 3rd round.
Another tip in his UFC 95 cap was his March 1, 2008 win over David Bielkheden by submission at 4:23 of the first round. Sanchez is touted for his grappling skills for UFC 95. Another attractive UFC 95 matchup will be Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy against Rory Markham.
Hardy enters with a record of 20-6-1 while Markham is 16-4. Hardy is the UK local favorite for UFC 95 while Markham hails from Bettendorf, IA. Also on the card will be Nate “The Great” Marquardt against Wilson Gouveia.
Marquardt, from Denver, CO, has a record of 30-8-2 and has split his last four bouts while Gouveia is 12-5 with two straight wins. Gouveia has, in fact, won six of his last seven bouts.
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