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UFC Rio Rancho weigh-in staredowns: Diego Sanchez brings the heat to faceoff with Michel Pereira

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Heading into his 31st UFC fight, Diego Sanchez’s intensity levels have not dropped one iota.

Sanchez stared a hole through an energetic Michel Pereira, and “Demolidor” returned the gaze in kind, nearly going nose-to-nose with the original Ultimate Fighter at Friday morning’s official weigh-in staredowns for UFC Rio Rancho. The two meet in a welterweight bout in Saturday’s co-main event, which takes place in Sanchez’s home state of New Mexico.

Watch more faceoff highlights below, including the light heavyweight main event rematch between Corey Anderson and Jan Blachowicz.

The UFC Rio Rancho preliminaries and main card will air on the ESPN+ streaming service. See the full card below:

Main card (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)

Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz

Diego Sanchez vs. Michel Pereira

Montana De La Rosa vs. Mara Romero Borella

Brok Weaver vs. Kazula Vargas

Rogerio Bontorin vs. Ray Borg

Lando Vannata vs. Yancy Medeiros

Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)

Tim Means vs. Daniel Rodriguez

John Dodson vs. Nathaniel Wood

Jim Miller vs. Scott Holtzman

Devin Clark vs. Dequan Townsend

Casey Kenney vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Macy Chiasson vs. Shanna Young

Mark De La Rosa vs. Raulian Paiva