The UFC hits Memphis for the first time on December 12th, and even though the card is short an Alves and a Duffee, it’s still going to be an enjoyable night of fights. Headlining the card is BJ Penn‘s latest lightweight title defense against Diego Sanchez, who Joe Rogan describes as "crazy in the best way possible." Sanchez already believes that he’s the best 155-pounder in the world, and looks forward to proving it to the rest of us. Penn is only looking to have some fun out there, and live his dream for one more night. "I’m going to race you to the center of that ring, player," Sanchez says. "Feel your legs burning in the third round. Feel your lungs gasping for air, but you don’t get no oxygen. That’s what BJ Penn’s gonna feel come 12/12."
But wait, there’s more. Frank Mir wants Cheick Kongo to know that "he’ll never be the same human being when I get out of that cage with him…when I get a hold of him, it could be the last time he ever gets to compete as an athlete. You’re going to see the difference between a well-rounded martial artist versus a guy who never expanded upon his abilities." Kongo, whose feelings are clearly hurt, warns Mir about his big mouth. And finally, Kenny Florian and Clay Guida look to get back to lightweight contendership following recent high-profile losses. The complete UFC 107 lineup is after the jump; your predictions are appreciated.
BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez (for lightweight title)
Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo (HW)
Jon Fitch vs. Mike Pierce (WW)
Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida (LW)
Paul Buentello vs. Stefan Struve (HW)
Alan Belcher vs. Wilson Gouveia (MW)
Matt Wiman vs. Shane Nelson (LW)
Johny Hendricks vs. Ricardo Funch (WW)
Rousimar Palhares vs. Lucio Linhares (MW)
DaMarques Johnson vs. Edgar Garcia (WW)
Kevin Burns vs. TJ Grant (WW)