UFC 107 post-fight press conference video

Dana White, and the night’s main card winners, field questions at the “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” post-fight press conference at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn. B.J. Penn arrives after several minutes, and answers questions regarding his dominating victory over lightweight contender Diego Sanchez. If you are wondering, that is a Tiger Woods hat … Read more

ProMMA.info exclusive UFC 107 photo gallery

Kenny Florian wants another shot at the title. He said it's up to the UFC when his next shot will come, but that is his ultimate goal.
Florian wants another shot at Penn's title.

Here are our exclusive photos from “UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez” in Memphis, Tenn. Most of the photos are from the post-fight press conference. Kenny Florian, Frank Mir, Jon Fitch, and Stefan Struve were the first fighters to arrive at the presser. And after some time, lightweight champion B.J. Penn came in carrying his championship belt.

It was Penn’s birthday (12-13-78), and what a way to celebrate, by defending his title in one of the best performances of his career. Penn’s mother and family were at the presser to support their champion.

UFC President Dana White looked a bit odd wearing a ball cap, but it was a Tiger Woods hat to show his support for the golfer. White said that people needed to leave Tiger alone, that what he does in private is his own business. PHOTO GALLERY AFTER THE JUMP (click pics to enlarge)…

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UFC 107 recap: B.J. Penn dominates Diego Sanchez, Frank Mir puts Kongo to sleep

Photo: Sherdog - Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez looked like something from a nightmare when B.J. Penn got through with him.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Never lacking in self confidence, Diego Sanchez was hoping for a passing of the guard coming into his title shot with UFC Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn. The chants of “YES!” were there, as were the mean mugs, but all of the scary faces in the world could not save Sanchez from the brutal, lopsided beating that he received from Penn.

Penn used his superior boxing skills and hand speed to consistently punish the very game Sanchez throughout the five championship rounds of the bout. When Penn wasn’t landing big shots and counter left hooks, he was easily defending “Nightmare’s” best attempts of getting the fight to the ground.

It appeared early on, that the fight might not even make it out of the first round. As Sanchez looked to get his range, Penn stepped in and dropped Sanchez with a right hand. Penn was looking for the finish, unleashing a barrage of punches as the referee watched closely.

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UFC 107 preview video collection


Kenny Forian and Clay Guida discuss their lightweight match-up for UFC 107, which takes place this Saturday night, Dec. 12, at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn. ProMMA.info will be there live to bring you unprecedented ringside coverage for the site.

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Todd Duffee pulls out of UFC 107 bout with Paul Buentello due to injury

Unfortunately, the UFC 107 fight with Todd Duffee and Paul Buentello won't take place.
Unfortunately, the UFC 107 fight with Todd Duffee and Paul Buentello won't take place.

Undefeated Georgian Todd Duffee (5-0) has pulled out of his UFC 107 heavyweight bout against “The Headhunter” Paul Buentello (27-10) due to an undisclosed injury. Their fight was scheduled for the main card of the Dec. 12 event in Memphis, Tenn.

“It was a fight I was really looking forward to. We really matched up well,” Buentello told Sherdog, who broke the news of the cancelled bout on Tuesday. A replacement for Buentello has not yet been named, although Mike Russow and Stefan Struve were named as possibilities.

UFC 107 will mark Buentello’s first Octagon appearance since 2006 when he knocked out Gilbert Aldana at UFC 57. 50 UFC events have passed since “The Headhunter” fought for the organization. During that time Buentello has gone 5-1, with his only loss coming from Alistair Overeem in 20007.

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Pat Barry big winner of the night with $120,000 in bonus money – UFC 104 live gate and bonuses

A sold out crowd of 16,000 people packed into the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. to watch “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun.” A live gate of $1.9 million was announced at the post-fight press conference by UFC President Dana White. White also announced the following “Fight Night Bonuses:” Submission of the Night: Stefan Struve … Read more

After some heavyweight shuffling, Cain Velasquez to face Ben Rothwell at UFC 104

Although not yet officially announced, UFC heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez (6-0) is expected to face veteran Ben Rothwell (30-6) at UFC 104 on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Velasquez was originally going to face big hand man Shane Carwin at 104, but as we reported a couple of days ago, the UFC brass decided to go ahead and give Carwin a title shot against Brock Lesnar at UFC 106, thus leaving space for Rothwell to slide in.

Rothwell’s plans got changed as well. He had a fight with Chase Gormley set for UFC 104 that had been picked up from Affliction’s cancelled Aug. 1 event. Gormley is now expected to face Stefan Struve on the same Oct. 24 event.

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UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON – results & summary

UFC 95 took place today in London, England. It is airing tonight in the U.S. on SPIKE TV. We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be bringing you the round by round results starting at 8pm CST / 6pm PST. In the UFC 95 main event Diego Sanchez makes his lightweight debut against the very tough and durable Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. Other highly anticipated fights on the card include Nate Marquardt vs Wilson Gouveia, Demian Maia vs Chael Sonnen, Josh Koscheck vs and undefeated UFC newcomer and Junior Dos Santos in his sophomore return to the Octagon.

UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON quick results:

Main Card
(LW) Diego Sanchez def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision
(WW) Dan Hardy def. Rory Markham by KO (punches) rd. 1
(MW) Nate Marquardt def. Wilson Gouveia by TKO (strikes) rd. 3
(MW) Demaian Maia def. Chael Sonnen by sub. (triangle choke) rd. 1
(WW) Paulo Thiago def. Josh Koscheck by TKO (uppercut) rd. 1
Preliminary Bouts
(LW) Terry Etim def. Brian Cobb by TKO (head kick) rd. 2
(HW) Junior dos Santos def. Stefan Struve by TKO (punches) rd. 1
(HW) Mike Ciesnolevicz def. Neil Grove by sub. (heel hook) rd. 1
(LW) Evan Dunham def. Per Eklund by TKO (punch) rd. 1
(WW) Paul Kelly def. Troy “Rude Boy” Mandaloniz by unanimous decision

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Dos Santos looking to go 2-0 in the big show

After blasting through then top five heavyweight and heavily favored Fabricio Werdum at UFC 90 in October, Team Nogueria’s Junior Dos Santos (7-1) is looking to prove he isn’t a one hit wonder. The Brazilian heavyweight showed what kind of power and striking ability he brings into the Octagon with a devastating uppercut that laid out Werdum to the surprise of many including Fabricio himself. Now at UFC 95 this Saturday he will get the opportunity to show everyone that his win over Werdum wasn’t a fluke and that he is a fighter all other UFC heavyweights should keep an eye on.

His opponent who is making his UFC debut this Saturday is Stefan Struve (16-2) from Holland and a member of Team Schrijber. Having come from Holland, the first thought would be that Struve is all about kickboxing as Holland has produced some of the most successful K-1 fighters ever with Semmy Schilt, Remy Bonjasky and Ernest Hoost being just a few of the many great kickboxers the country has produced.

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Meet your UFC rookies

Patrick Barry will give Dan Evensen all he can handle at UFC 92
Patrick Barry makes his UFC debut at UFC 92

Where is a place all champions have been but never want to return? It’s a place where dues are paid and checks are made. It’s a proving ground, a place to show your skills and put on a show. It’s a place where a fighter wants to do their absolute best even though the majority of people may never even see it.

It’s been said that the loneliest place in the world is inside the Octagon. If that is true, then inside the Octagon, ON THE UNDERCARD is the loneliest place in the universe.

The UFC has used their undercards for years to bring in new talent, test them out, and see what they are made of.  Hopefully, the fighters do well enough they can one day fight on the main card.

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