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UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez

  • Video

    Mir Backs Up Words

    Frank Mir avenged his loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 by submitting Cheick Kongo in the 1st round of their fight at UFC 107 Saturday Night.

  • B.J. Penn lands a left hook to Diego Sanchez during their lightweight championship fight at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 12, 2009. Penn ended up winning the fight by TKO in the final round.

    Did Saturday’s fight bring out the best B.J. Penn ever?

    December 13, 2009

    Like many others around the world, B.J. Penn was very impressed when he watched world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao dismantle Miguel Cotto last month in Las Vegas. Penn delivered a very similar performance Saturday in defending his UFC lightweight championship against top contender Diego Sanchez.

  • Frank Mir reacts after submitting Cheick Kongo in the first round of their heavyweight fight at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 12, 2009.

    Frank Mir runs his mouth, backs it up in Kongo fight

    December 13, 2009

    Shortly after backing up his prediction that he would make short work of Cheick Kongo on Saturday night, Frank Mir’s mouth was at it again at the post-fight press conference. This time it was towards the current, but ill, UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

  • Photogallery

    UFC 107 in Memphis

    Photos from the action of UFC 107, held at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn. on December 12, 2009.

  • BJ Penn clocks opponent Kenny Florian during their main event bout Aug. 8, 2009, at the Wachovia Center. Penn went on to win, retaining his championship belt.

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

    December 12, 2009

    In the weeks leading up to his UFC lightweight championship fight with B.J. Penn this Saturday at FedEx Forum, Diego Sanchez believes he can win because he wants the belt more. Truth is, he’s probably right.

  • Video

    Fireside Chat with Dana White: UFC 107

    UFC President Dana White is known for sitting down with media members at every pre-fight press conference to answer any and all questions about his organization. In our third installment of Fireside Chat, White discusses everything from the potential mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to the health of heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

  • UFC President Dana White responds to questions during a meeting with photographers at a pre-fight press conference. White traditionally meets with reporters to answer all questions regarding the UFC before pay-per-view events.

    Dana White talks Mayweather-Pacquiao, says Brock Lesnar still sick

    December 10, 2009

    There was much to talk about when UFC president Dana White met with media members Thursday.

  • UFC 107 weigh-in: For mature audiences only

    December 11, 2009

    There was a little male nudity necessary during the official UFC 107 weigh-in Friday at the FedEx Forum. A lot of male nudity actually.

  • Video

    UFC 107: Workouts

    Six of the biggest names on the card for UFC 107 share insight and strategy on their opponents for Saturday's fight in Memphis.

  • Cheick Kongo (right) delivers a straight right hand to Antoni Hardonk during their heavyweight fight on April 18, 200 in this file photo.

    Previewing UFC 107: Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo

    December 11, 2009

    Although Frank Mir has shown no hesitancy insulting Cheick Kongo’s skills as a fighter in the weeks leading up to their heavyweight fight at UFC 107 on Saturday, he said he wouldn’t start a war of words to Kongo’s face Thursday because of his French opponent’s limited English vocabulary.

  • Clay Guida enters the octagon before the main event bout where he faced Diego Sanchez at The Ultimate Fighter on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Sanchez won by split decision.

    Previewing UFC 107: Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida

    December 11, 2009

    Clay Guida is the guy you don’t want to share the mat with at practice. At any moment in his warmups, Guida is likely to take off on a crazy sprint to the other side of the mat or violently go into a sprawl before bouncing back to his feet and circling around the room.

  • Video

    Frank Mir Looks Back at BHS

    Frank Mir returns to Bonanza High School for the first time since graduating in 1998 to reflect on his days as a Bengal.

  • UFC heavy weight Frank Mir is interviewed in the Bonanza High School wrestling room where his career as a wrestler began.

    Frank Mir: Then and Now

    December 9, 2009

    Frank Mir returned to Bonanza High School recently the same way he left it - unnoticed. With the school deserted on a quiet Saturday morning, the former UFC heavyweight champion slipped in undetected to his old wrestling room for the first time since graduating from Bonanza in 1998. For Mir, going anywhere in Las Vegas without getting recognized is a tough chore these days. It was a different story as a high school student-athlete, though, when Mir says he mostly flew under the radar.

  • Diego Sanchez enters the octagon before the main event bout where he faced Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Sanchez won by split decision.

    Diego Sanchez looks to pressure B.J. Penn

    December 10, 2009

    Diego Sanchez's long journey towards a world championship finally comes Saturday night at the FedEx Forum.

  • BJ Penn puts Kenny Florian in a rear-naked choke during their lightweight championship fight on Aug. 8, 2009. Penn retained the title with a submission victory.

    Kenny Florian hopes third time’s a charm

    December 10, 2009

    At certain moments during his UFC lightweight championship fight in August, Kenny Florian was just positive he knew what was coming from B.J. Penn. His preparations were so extreme though, that when Penn did do the unexpected, it had the potential to throw the entire fight off.