UFC 107

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UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez
The poster for UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 12, 2009
CityMemphis, Tennessee
Total gate$1,500,000[1]
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. B. A. 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 (doctor stoppage) 5 2:37 [a]
Heavyweight Frank Mir def. Cheick Kongo Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:12
Welterweight Jon Fitch def. Mike Pierce Decision (unanimous) (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 Decision (majority) (29–28, 29–28, 28–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Catchweight (195 lb) Alan Belcher def. Wilson Gouveia TKO (punches) 1 3:03
Lightweight Matt Wiman def. Shane Nelson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Johny Hendricks def. Ricardo Funch Decision (unanimous) (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
Welterweight TJ Grant def. Kevin Burns TKO (punches) 1 4:57

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b ""UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez" draws reported 13,896 attendees for "over $1.5 million" gate". mmajunkie.com. 2009-10-13.
  2. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/12/23/1218031/the-sky-is-not-falling-ufc-107
  3. ^ "UFC 107". UFC.com. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  4. ^ Thiago Alves forced to withdraw from UFC 107 bout with Jon Fitch (Updated)
  5. ^ "Heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee forced out of UFC 107 with undisclosed injury". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. Retrieved 2009-11-04.
  6. ^ "Stefan Struve replaces Todd Duffee, meets Paul Buentello on UFC 107 main card". MMAJunkie.com. 2009-11-11. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2009-11-11.
  7. ^ "BELCHER VS. GOUVEIA NOW CATCHWEIGHT BOUT (UPDATED)". MMAWeekly.com. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  8. ^ "UFC 107 fighter bonuses: Belcher, Gouveia, Grant and Johnson earn $65K awards". mmajunkie.com. 2009-10-13.