The third bout of the UFC 171 PPV broadcast was a showcase for young lightweight prospect Myles Jury, who bloodied a valiant Diego Sanchez over three rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory.
Each round was similar, with Jury outmaneuvering Sanchez to land the more effective punching throughout. Jury also scored several takedowns near each round’s finish. Sanchez was bloodied and shaken by a right hand early in the second round.
The longtime favorite Sanchez, of New Mexico, drops to a 24-7 overall record with the loss (officially 13-6 in UFC). He never stopped moving forward, landing occasional strikes and also attacking twice with a guillotine. The 32 year old was the first champion of the UFC’s original The Ultimate Fighter reality show, and has enjoyed almost ten years with the promotion.
Jury, 25 years old and originally of Michigan but fighting out of California, advances to 14-0 overall and improves his official 5-0 record in UFC competition. He participated in the fifteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
At UFC 171, Myles Jury defeated Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).