The UFC has officially announced what has long been rumored. BJ Penn will defend his UFC lightweight title against #1 contender Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tennessee. Also featured will be a welterweight bout between former top contender Thiago Alves and Paulo Thiago.
Tickets for UFC 107 officially go on sale on October 24th (the same day as UFC 104), however UFC Fight Club members will get an opportunity to purchase their tickets on October 22nd, with UFC Newsletter members gaining access as early as October 23rd.
By the sound of it, we’re in for quite a treat as both Sanchez and Penn are going to be at their respective bests heading into the main event.
“I know what kind of competitor Diego Sanchez is and I am training very hard. This will be a good test,” Penn said about the challenger.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will also be returning to the Octagon for the first time since his loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 100. Mir will take on Cheick Kongo in a heavyweight bout.