UFC 107

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 will 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]

[edit] Results

[edit] Preliminary card

Grant defeated Burns via TKO (strikes) at 4:57 of round 1.
Johnson defeated Garcia via submission (triangle choke) at 4:03 of round 1. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Penn vs. Sanchez fight.
Palhares defeated Linhares via submission (heel hook) at 3:21 of round 2.
Hendricks defeated Funch via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–25).
Wiman defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Belcher defeated Gouveia via TKO (strikes) at 3:03 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Mir vs. Kongo fight.

[edit] Main card

Struve defeated Buentello via majority decision (29–28, 29–28, 28–28).
Florian defeated Guida via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:19 of round 2.
Fitch defeated Pierce via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Mir defeated Kongo via Technical submission (guillotine choke) at 1:12 of round 1.
Penn defeated Sanchez via TKO (cut) at 2:37 of round 5 to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship. This is one of only two fights in UFC history to end in the 5th round. The other is Randy Couture vs. Ricco Rodriguez at UFC 39.

[edit] Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses. This was the first UFC event where every bonus was given to fighters on the undercard.[8]

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


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  2. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2009/12/23/1218031/the-sky-is-not-falling-ufc-107
  3. ^ "UFC 107". UFC.com. 2009-10-13. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=EventDetail.FightCard&eid=2469. 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. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16724/heavyweight-prospect-todd-duffee-forced-out-of-ufc-107-with-undisclosed-injury.mma.mma. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  6. ^ "Stefan Struve replaces Todd Duffee, meets Paul Buentello on UFC 107 main card". MMAJunkie.com. 2009-11-11. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16810/stefan-struve-replaces-todd-duffee-meets-paul-buentello-on-ufc-107-main-card.mma. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  7. ^ "BELCHER VS. GOUVEIA NOW CATCHWEIGHT BOUT (UPDATED)". MMAWeekly.com. 2009-12-11. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=10223&zoneid=13. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  8. ^ "UFC 107 fighter bonuses: Belcher, Gouveia, Grant and Johnson earn $65K awards". mmajunkie.com. 2009-10-13. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17191/ufc-107-fighter-bonuses-belcher-gouveia-grant-and-johnson-earn-65k-awards.mma.