Report: Penn vs. Sanchez At 105

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DCRage
8/21/09 2:40:45PM
Turns out Michael Bisping may not headline UFC 105 after all. According to InsideFights, a source within UFC says that BJ Penn's next UFC Lightweight Title defense against Diego Sanchez will happen at UFC 105 in November. This comes despite Penn saying he's never do a UK event again over money issues and 105 expecting to be a free TV event in the US.

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KaibaThedon
8/21/09 2:47:59PM
I don't think this is happening...

A title fight on free TV? in England? Naww... they'll push this back another event me thinks.

Can't wait to watch this fight though!
tepid55
8/21/09 4:47:00PM
I think Sanchez would have a good of winning by TKO or decision.
ChokeUout
8/21/09 5:13:44PM

Posted by KaibaThedon

I don't think this is happening...

A title fight on free TV? in England? Naww... they'll push this back another event me thinks.

Can't wait to watch this fight though!



Why not? They showed Jackson/Henderson at UFC 75 from London on Spike.

I think it'd be a good idea. A title fight on spike would potentially bring in more fans, especially since I don't see any way Sanchez/Penn wouldn't be an exciting fight
teddythetuna
8/21/09 5:20:36PM
Will be a great fight and i dont think the problem is with a title fight on free tv it is with Penn not getting a percentage of the PPV buys. I dont see this happening
Twenty20Dollars
8/21/09 5:22:20PM
Yeah I dont think this will happen at 105, because bj is the way he is. I know BJ says he wants to fight again soon but i'd be suprised if it happened at 105 in the UK.
crushedbacon
8/21/09 5:48:21PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Yeah I dont think this will happen at 105, because bj is the way he is. I know BJ says he wants to fight again soon but i'd be suprised if it happened at 105 in the UK.



Yeah I'd agree, I've heard BJ say he doesn't like the over seas PPV idea, because due to time differences, the buy rates are always lower. That equals a smaller cut for the fighters. I'm selfish here because I'm vacationing in November and plan on hitting up 106.....a Penn Sanchez title fight rounds that card out very nicely.....
Boo_Radley21
8/21/09 6:29:25PM
If this actually happens I'm picking Sanchez to pull off the big win. I think he's just gonna overwhelm Penn.
Aaronno9
8/21/09 6:42:04PM
Um, B.J won the title fighting on a U.K card, so I cant see why he'd have a huge problem coming back to defend it.
prozacnation1978
8/21/09 7:11:20PM
i could see dana!!
bj wanna defend ur belt in vegas at 107 or 108>??
penn: i'll never go back to vegas, viva las vegas!!


good fight, for free is awesome week after is carwin vs lesnar
good month in nov for ufc
chickmagnet
8/21/09 10:06:42PM
Penn will beat Sanchez, if he attacks Penn it will only happen quicker, Diego's best chance is having Penn come to him, if he chases Penn he will go down hard.

WAR PENN
breakdown5
8/21/09 10:09:20PM
This fight has WAR written all over it. I think Sanchez will be a stiff test for Penn. Definitely a great fight in the making.

ravanunen
8/22/09 1:30:26AM
i dont know if i'm more excited for the prefight trash talk or the post fight trash talk
Shadymlm
8/22/09 5:28:14AM
Damn this is a hard one to pick I've never picked against BJ but Sanchez has looked really good at LW... I'm gonna have to say Diego... Please forgive me baby
cDUBB
8/22/09 3:55:24PM
I love Diego, but everyone is saying how good he's looked at 155...has he really? He couldn't finish Stevenson (BJ owned him), he started off great against Clay and only wound up winning a split. Diego's primary strength is wrestling, BJ has insane takedown defense (except against GSP).

Diego has a nice record and good wins in the UFC, but is not as impressive in his wins as it appears.

BJ 4th round rear naked choke
jae_1833
8/22/09 4:36:25PM
Sooner than that.....and I will take it via TKO.
jocka
8/22/09 7:25:30PM

Posted by cDUBB

I love Diego, but everyone is saying how good he's looked at 155...has he really? He couldn't finish Stevenson (BJ owned him), he started off great against Clay and only wound up winning a split. Diego's primary strength is wrestling, BJ has insane takedown defense (except against GSP).

Diego has a nice record and good wins in the UFC, but is not as impressive in his wins as it appears.

BJ 4th round rear naked choke



I will have to agree with you, he looks good but he has not look great. I think Penn had a tougher opponent in Kenny.

Pen wins by second round TKO
DCRage
8/22/09 9:25:15PM
BJ reportedly has agreed to the fight, now I guess we're waiting on Sanchez. Also looks like the card is still scheduled for Spike in the US.
ziegler3334
8/23/09 7:38:21PM
i will still be surprised to see penn defend his title on a card on spike... but it would be fantastic. especially right before lesnar/carwin the next week. would make 105 actually a great card.
as for the fight, i was leaning towards sanchez, but i think penn will be able to sub him. he subbed florian so nicely, and sanchez doesnt have the jitz florian does. hes a great wrestler, but even if he takes a couple rounds with his style, i think bj will be able to hang around to catch him. WAR PENN!!
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