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UFC 107: B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez

UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn will defend his title against Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 on Dec. 12 in Memphis, Penn and UFC President Dana White revealed Thursday in a video posted at

The fight will serve as the main event on a very strong UFC 107 card that is also expected to feature Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans in a battle of Ultimate Fighter coaches, Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo in a heavyweight clash, and Thiago Alves vs. Paulo Thiago in a fight between two Top 10 welterweights (and two Brazilians named Thiago).

Sanchez earned the right to fight for the lightweight title by defeating Clay Guida in June, in a fight that the UFC later declared one of the 10 best in the promotion's history. Penn last defended his title in August, when he beat Kenny Florian at UFC 101.

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