Hughes to battle Sanchez

Jose Rodriguez, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:11 AM ET

Former welterweight champ Matt Hughes will take on Diego Sanchez at UFC 135. The event will take place Sept. 24 from Denver’s Pepsi Center and will be headlined by a light-heavyweight belt bout between champ Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Major payday for Junior

It took a while, but the salaries for UFC 131 fighters are in. Headliner Junior dos Santos took home the biggest paycheque ($200,000) at the June 11 Vancouver event. By contrast, four fighters, including Canada’s Jesse Bongfeldt, took home $6,000.

Herman replaces Lawlor

Middleweight Ed Herman has stepped in for the injured Tom Lawlor to take on Kyle Noke at UFC on Versus 5. The Aug. 14 event at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Dan Hardy and Chris Lytle.


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