Diego Sanchez has issued a bulletin from his MySpace page saying that he will be facing David Bielkheden at UFC 82 on March 1 in Columbus, Ohio.
Sanchez previously announced that he would be facing Roan Carneiro at the same event. It is unknown why plans have changed.
Bielkheden is from Sweden and will be making his UFC debut. He holds a12-5 record, including four knockouts and five submissions. He is listed at 165 lbs which leaves a question about the weight class for this fight. Diego has previously stated that he fully intends to stay in the 170 lb class.
Sanchez looks to get things back on track after coming off consecutive losses to Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch.