UFC 107

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UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
A poster or logo for UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date December 12, 2009
Venue FedExForum
City Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance 13,896[1]
Total gate $1,500,000[1]
Buyrate 620,000[2]
Event chronology
The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva

UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on December 12, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee at the FedExForum.[3]


On October 21, it was announced that a previous matchup between welterweight contenders Thiago Alves and Paulo Thiago had been changed to Alves vs. Jon Fitch because Fitch's opponent for UFC 106, Ricardo Almeida, suffered an injury. Paulo Thiago fought on UFC 106 on November 21 against UFC newcomer Jacob Volkmann and won the fight by unanimous decision.

It was then announced on October 30 that Fitch would again be without an opponent as Alves was forced to withdraw because of a posterior cruciate ligament tear.[4] It was later announced that Jon Fitch would face Mike Pierce at UFC 107.

Paul Buentello was scheduled to face Todd Duffee on the card, but an injury forced Duffee to pull out.[5] Buentello faced Stefan Struve on the card.[6]

A middleweight bout between Alan Belcher and Wilson Gouveia was changed to a 195-pound catchweight bout after Gouveia asked for a 190-pound catchweight limit, but Belcher gave a counter-offer of 195 pounds.[7]

Another matchup scheduled for this card was a match-up between The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights coaches Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson but the bout was cancelled after Jackson was selected for the role of Cpl. Bosco Albert "B.A." (Bad Attitude) Baracus in The A-Team film. The fight would later happen at UFC 114.


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight B.J. Penn (c) def. Diego Sanchez TKO (cut) 5 2:37 [a]
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Cheick Kongo Technical submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:12
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Mike Pierce Unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Kenny Florian def. Clay Guida Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:19
Heavyweight Stefan Struve def. Paul Buentello Majority decision (29–28, 29–28, 28–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Catchweight (195 lbs): Alan Belcher def. Wilson Gouveia TKO (punches) 1 3:03 [b]
Lightweight Matt Wiman def. Shane Nelson Unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Johny Hendricks def. Ricardo Funch Unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–25) 3 5:00
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares def. Lucio Linhares Submission (heel hook) 2 3:21
Welterweight DaMarques Johnson def. Edgar Garcia Submission (triangle choke) 1 4:03 [c]
Welterweight TJ Grant def. Kevin Burns TKO (punches) 1 4:57
  1. ^ For the Lightweight Championship
  2. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Mir vs. Kongo fight.
  3. ^ This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Penn vs. Sanchez fight.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[8]

  • Fight of the Night: Alan Belcher vs. Wilson Gouveia
  • Knockout of the Night: TJ Grant
  • Submission of the Night: DaMarques Johnson

Entrance music[edit]

Fighter Artist Title Album
BJ Penn Israel Kamakawiwo'ole "Hawaii '78" into "E Ala E" E Ala E
Cheick Kongo Daft Punk "Face to Face" Discovery
Clay Guida The Used "The Taste of Ink" The Used
DaMarques Johnson Clutch "Electric Worry" From Beale Street to Oblivion
Diego Sanchez Don Omar (feat.) Tego Calderón "Bandoleros" Da Hit Man Presents Reggaeton Latino
Edgar Garcia La Sonora Santanera "La Cumbia De Los Luchadores"  ???
Frank Mir Kanye West (feat.) Young Jeezy "Amazing" 808's & Heartbreak
Johny Hendricks Bleu Edmondson "$50 Dollars and Flask of Crown" Southland
Jon Fitch Johnny Cash "Rusty Cage" Unchained
Kenny Florian DJ Muggs vs. Planet Asia "That's What It Is" Planet Language
Kevin Burns Benny Benassi "I Love My Sex" Hypnotica
Lucio Linhares M.I.A. "Paper Planes" Kala
Matt Wiman Flyleaf "All Around Me" Flyleaf
Mike Pierce Endeverafter "Road to Destruction" Kiss or Kill
Paul Buentello Vicente Fernández "El Rey" Tesoros Musicales de Mexico
Ricardo Funch Medicated Savage "Blood of the Heroes"  ???
Rousimar Palhares Disturbed "Down With The Sickness" The Sickness
Shane Nelson Ky-Mani Marley "Warriors" The Journey
Stefan Struve Marilyn Manson "Seizure of Power" Resident Evil OST
TJ Grant Coheed and Cambria "Welcome Home" Good Apollo Volume One
Wilson Gouveia Guns N' Roses "Welcome To The Jungle" Appetite for Destruction