Don’t forget to check out the debut of “Countdown to UFC 107” on Spike TV tonight at 11PM ET/PT. The show will provide exclusive coverage of lightweight champ BJ Penn training in Hawaii as he prepares for this Saturday’s fight against Diego Sanchez.
The camera crew will also follow Sanchez around the mainland as he preps for the biggest fight of his career. The final segments of the show will be dedicated to the heavyweight matchup between former two-time UFC champion Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo.
The show will highlight the UFC’s final pay-per-view event of 2009, which will be jumping off inside the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee this weekend.
Penn has been the class of the division since returning to it a couple years back. He has rolled off four consecutive wins at lightweight, all ending in finishes, en route to capturing the title. He was last seen schooling a talented Kenny Florian at UFC 101 in August.
Speaking of winning four straight, Sanchez will be rolling into the Octagon with that same streak. Although he has been one of the UFC’s toughest and most successful competitors, this will be his first 5Round affair. However, you can’t really blame “The Ultimate Fighter 1” winner as he has fought in three different UFC divisions.