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Penn to face Sanchez at UFC 107


Alejandro A. Alvarez / Philadelphia Daily News

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.

UFC President Dana White had already announced that Diego Sanchez would be the next to challenge B.J. Penn for the lightweight championship, however he had also said that fight would not take place at UFC 105 in England.

On Thursday, White announced on Penn's that the two will square off at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tenn. on Dec. 12.

The event in Memphis is already earning attention at it will probably feature Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson and Rashad Evans, the two coaches on the latest season of the 'The Ultimate Fighter'.

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