Next weekend, make sure you come out to watch future stars, Jesus “Sweet Hands” Villegas & Chris “El Dirty” Sanchez battle to move up in the Bantamweight division. Both fighters typically fight at 145lbs but look to make a statement at 135lb division as they started their Mixed Martial Arts career in 2015. Living in Chicago at 22 years old and training out of Fight VFS Academy in WoodDale, Villegas grew up swimming, cross country & wrestling background, “I’ve been in sports all my life but before sports at 11 years old, I started with traditional Martial Arts, Hapkido, then 2 years later Jiu Jitsu. I started wrestling & kickboxing shortly after that.”


Villegas came off a tough loss in 2017 and looks to stay in the winning side going forward, “I love to compete so every fight is important to me. Got to keep winning. Other than that, I just been training and growing to get better and not to take another loss.” Villegas was set to face Fight Card’s current Featherweight Champion Tony Wheeler last November, when the match was cancelled due to the champion’s injury. “You train for a fight and homie (Wheeler) pulls out the week of, (I was) pretty bummed but it happens.”

With the fight a little more than a week a way, Jesus is not looking past his opponent, “So apparently, he’s dirty” Villegas jokes, “I know (Sanchez) is a boxer and he’s tough but I see my hand raised at the end. Either first round TKO or 3 round domination. Honestly, I’m just thinking about dominating him, both in standing and on the ground. I’m ready to perform. I just want names and W’s stacked up, turn pro and make some money.”

Villegas looks to make it to the next level with Chris Sanchez in his way next Sunday, May 5th at Joe’s LIVE in Rosemont. Doors open at 4pm with bell time at 5pm. General Admission is $35 & Level Seats are $50. Order online now at