Unbeaten at 155 pounds for nearly eight years, BJ Penn has ruled the lightweight division with an iron fist, finishing top contenders Joe Stevenson, Sean Sherk, and Kenny Florian along the way. “The Prodigy” will face a challenger as willing as he is to leave it all on the line in The Ultimate Fighter season one winner Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez, who has reinvented himself as a relentless cardio machine that won’t stop moving forward until he wears the UFC championship belt around his waist. Plus, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir returns to the Octagon to begin his quest for a third title, and to move back up the ladder in one of the sport’s toughest divisions.
Diego 'Nightmare' Sanchez gets his first shot at the UFC Lightweight title against longtime champion BJ Penn. Will Sanchez be a nightmare for 'The Prodigy' or will he be just another victim in a long line of title defenses?
Despite his solid wrestling pedigree, Edgar Garcia’s claim to fame in the sport of MMA comes from the one punch power he packs in his fists. Well-rounded Utah native Damarques Johnson impressed fans of TUF 9 as the standout member of Team USA.
The war of words between Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo has created some bad blood leading up to this fight. Mir and Kongo go into this bout with full intentions of finishing the fight and silencing their opponent.
Two former contestants of The Ultimate Fighter will be looking to right their temporarily derailed careers. Wiman is described as a fighter with a complete skill-set. However, he must be weary of Nelson who is the understudy of current champ, BJ Penn.