“UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” Card Almost Complete

Written by Tom Ngo
November 5th, 2009

UFC poster 107

With UFC 107 just a little over a month away, the organization has confirmed 10 bouts for the December 12th fight card. Lightweight king BJ Penn will headline the pay-per-view broadcast as he will be defending his strap against top contender Diego Sanchez.

The only fight still in limbo is the heavyweight contest between Paul Beuentello and a yet-to-be announced opponent. The MMA vet was slated to face the up-and-coming Todd Duffee inside the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, however Duffee pulled out of the fight earlier this week due to an undisclosed illness.

It is believed the UFC would prefer to keep Buentello on the card, however it’s possible they could save him for another day.

For now, here are the fighters slated to participate in the event:

Preliminary Bouts:

Kevin Burns vs. T.J. Grant
Rousimar Palhares vs. Lucio Linhares
Edgar Garcia vs. DaMarques Johnson
Ricardo Funch vs. Johny Hendricks
Shane Nelson vs. Matt Wiman
Alan Belcher vs. Wilson Gouveia

Main Bouts:

Paul Buentello vs. Mike Russow or Stefan Struve
Jon Fitch vs. Mike Pierce
Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida
Cheick Kongo vs. Frank Mir
Diego Sanchez vs. BJ Penn (UFC Lightweight Champion)

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