Bota boxer Miquel Sanchez is the latest fighter to announce his retirement after a long career in mixed martial arts.
Sanchez (17-1 MMA, 11-1 BMMA) is scheduled to make his professional debut in July at UFC 217, which takes place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.UFC 217 takes place June 6 at MGM Grand.
The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Santos, 36, has won eight of his nine professional bouts.
He is the only UFC fighter to capture the lightweight title twice.
The UFC featherweight champion made his professional MMA debut in 2006, defeating Paul Sassano in his UFC debut.
Sato has fought in 10 MMA fights since, all but two of them with the promotion.
Sanchez won a title in 2009 with a first-round submission over Jake Shields at UFC 199.
The featherweight division is currently comprised of featherweight and lightweight contenders in Mike Pyle, Michael McDonald, Cody Gibson, John Dodson, Ryan LaFell and Josh Thomson.
Sanchez is one of four fighters in the lightweight division who have earned a UFC title shot, along with former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and current heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.