Stevie Ray defeated Ross Pearson by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 99, it was his fourth win under the UFC banner. While he is looking forward to continuing that streak, he already has an opponent and a location in mind for that potential second win, his recently sent out a challenge via Twitter.
Ray (20-6-0) has already earned four wins in the UFC, defeating Ross Pearson, Mickael Lebout, Leonardo Mafra and Marcin Bandel. Ray is also a former Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion, he defeated fellow UFC veteran Curt Warburton to win the title at CWFC 69. Ray has already fought in England for the UFC once before, which was a victory over the aforementioned Leonardo Mafra at UFC Fight Night 72.
Sanchez (27-9-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last six UFC appearances, his last fight was a victory over Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 98. Sanchez was the middleweight winner of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 1, he defeated Kenny Florian in the finals of the show reality show. Sanchez hasn’t competed in England in over seven years, with his last appearance in England being at UFC 95 in 2009.
Neither Sanchez or the UFC has responded in any way to the challenge issued by Ray.