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Penn vs. Fitch 2 Booked for UFC 132, Garcia vs. Jung 2 Swapped in at UFN 24

(FINISH HIM!” shouted the spooky narrator from Mortal Kombat, who had clearly never seen Jon Fitch fight before. Props: MMAConvert)

After their UFC 127 main event ended in a frustrating majority draw, BJ Penn and Jon Fitch have been re-booked for an immediate rematch at UFC 132 (July 2, Las Vegas). The UFC confirmed the news late last night. Both fighters were initially disappointed in their performance, but have since come around to the idea that they both should have won and a rematch is the only logical option. The fight will lead off the live Facebook-stream portion of the evening. (Kidding. It’ll probably be on the main card somewhere.) Maybe this match is a good time to test out the UFC’s proposed use of five-round fights for non-title features. No? Terrible idea?

UFC 132′s headliner hasn’t been determined yet, though the event will also feature lightweight clashes between George Sotiropoulos and Evan Dunham — both looking to rebound from recent losses — and the previously reported Guillard/Roller scrap.

Speaking of rematches, Nam Phan‘s immediate rematch with Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night 24 (March 26th, Seattle) has been nixed, as Phan recently suffered a broken foot in training. Stepping up on short notice will be Chan Sung Jung, who lost a controversial decision of his own against Garcia in a “Fight of the Year” performance last year at WEC 48. Jung was most recently knocked out by George Roop at WEC 51 in September. Following the fight, a heartbroken Jung vowed to give up his Zombie Style, even if it loses him fans.

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Hammer Fisting- March 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm
Penn better make a fucking amazing fight. Because after every Fitch fight I have a recurring nightmare of a future PPV "Sonnen vs. Fitch"... and then I Kurt Cobain myself 24:57 seconds later knowing I just threw away 54.99 to watch the most boring fight ever HD. Then I wake up...still slightly disappointed that both those non finishing jerk offs are in the UFC but at least I have the money to buy Rua vs Jones.
NinjaVanish- March 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm
What the fuck is this UFC Undisputed 2009?
k-onda- March 17, 2011 at 9:22 am
Holy shit, I just watched that "Finish Him" video, damn, now I'll be thinking something dirty every time I hear that, I never thought of it like that.
And Zombie's gonna just give up being a Zombie - You can do that? So he wasn't born that way?
Dagnut- March 17, 2011 at 8:34 am
Pretty much proves Fitch isn't ranked number 2
fACE7biter- March 17, 2011 at 8:22 am
I'm okay with it, as long as it is NOT the main event of that show. Co-main event for sure. Honeslty what else is there to do with these two guys? Put Fitch against another welterweight who he can lay on for 15 mins, therefore killing their momentum? And then still not giving him his title shot because hes boring? Keep them occupied I say. How about for a main event, giving Yushin Okami that title shot? Air it free in Japan, great PR.
RwilsonR- March 17, 2011 at 8:14 am
I'm interested to see whether BJ can do as well with his Matt Hughes inspired gameplan no longer being a surprise, and whether the ever-shrinking vegan will be able to blanket and over-power with a six more months on his pansy diet.
At least this fight won't be headlining a card again.
Shifty-Eyed Dog- March 17, 2011 at 7:51 am
Why would a HJ cost more than a BJ?
LOKI- March 17, 2011 at 7:30 am
Awsome a re-match of a lackluster fight that never should have took place to begin with. Winner gets what exactly? Georges' autograph? A Shiatsu from Jake Shields? I have a terrible feeling they are gonna book Forrest/Tito 3 any day now.
Morningwood- March 17, 2011 at 7:28 am
Clyde LOL!
Morningwood- March 17, 2011 at 7:28 am
Fitch will win next time. BJ surprised him with the takedowns. That won't happen next time. Decision win by Fitch.
Clyde- March 17, 2011 at 7:26 am
If John fitch was a mortal kombat character, his finish move would be a double leg takedown.
FlashinLeather- March 17, 2011 at 6:55 am
UFC is just getting lazy...I don't want to see rematches of fights that were boring to begin with...I'll still watch because i'm a fan boy though. All that is going to happen differently is Fitch is going to get on top from the very beginning, he tried no doing his normal dry hump last time in the first 2 rounds and look what happened, he was back to his old ways in the 3.

And what is BJ thinking? He doesn't exactly have the best track record in rematches as of late...I guess it's better than retirement though.
the chef- March 17, 2011 at 6:39 am
BJ will win (again)
Sloppyspray- March 17, 2011 at 6:14 am
It's $10 for a BJ, $12 for an HJ, $15 for a ZJ...

What's a ZJ?

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.