The UFC has officially announced the entire card for December 12th’s “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” pay-per-view. After losing Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to “retirement,” the UFC was left scrambling to find a worthy main event to headline their first event in Memphis, Tennessee.
BJ Penn will be defending his lightweight title against #1 contender Diego Sanchez in the main event. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will take on Cheick Kongo in a bout that has title implications in a fluid heavyweight division.
Jon Fitch will also be returning to action against Mike Pierce in a welterweight bout while Clay Guida looks to bounce back from his loss to Sanchez against Kenny Florian, who’s coming off of a loss to Penn.
Here’s how “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” shapes up:
UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
When: December 12, 2009
Where: FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee
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
Paul Buentello vs. 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)