In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Albuquerque MMA welterweight Diego Sanchez (30-13) lost by lopsided, unanimous decision to Australia’s Jake Matthews (17-4) Saturday on UFC 253. All three scorecards read 30-26.
Matthews won the first two rounds decisively. In the first minute of the third, he dropped Sanchez with a right hand and gave the Albuquerquean a bloody beating on the ground for more than four minutes.
Sanchez came close to securing an arm bar at one point, but the opportunity, and the fight, slipped away.