In 2004, BJ Penn did the impossible when he moved up a weight class to defeat the legendary Matt Hughes for the UFC welterweight title. Penn, now the UFC lightweight champion, will attempt to become the first man to hold two UFC titles simultaneously when he squares off against one of the few men to ever defeat him in the Octagon, current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Who will be left standing when two champions collide in what promises to be one of the most epic battles in mixed martial arts history?
In this highly anticipated match-up, BJ Penn looks to take back the title from Georges St-Pierre. In their last meeting, Penn was slowed by his poor conditioning. Has Penn returned to his former 'Prodigy' self or will GSP's athleticism be too much for the former champ?
Two Brazilian fighters with unblemished professional records square off in the Octagon for this light heavyweight bout. Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva are not prototypical Brazilian fighters, in that they prefer to stand than grapple on the ground.
Dong Hyun Kim's prowess in the art of judo is matched by few. One of those few is opponent, Karo Parisyan, the man who put judo on the map in the UFC. Korean fan favorite Kim has a lot of expectations on his shoulders, but Parisyan looks for a stoppage.
Whether it’s flash, finesse, or fury, you never know what you’re going to get when Akihiro Gono steps into the Octagon. He takes on Jon Fitch, one of the top contenders who shows the heart and determination many believe will secure a championship belt.
Thiago Tavares entered as a talented newcomer. But it wasn’t until his wars with Wiman and Pellegrino that fans got to see what he can do. Facing him is hard-charging Manny Gamburyan, whose wins over Mohr and Cox establish him as a promising prospect.
John Howard comes from the MMA hotbed of New England with a rep as a well-rounded competitor who can come back from the brink of defeat to win. After Chris Wilson’s impressive effort with Fitch and his win over Bruno, "The Professor" is ready for upset.
If Christian “The Hungarian Nightmare” Wellisch has his way, he’ll make a statement by recapturing the form he showed against Perosh and Junk and taking out Jake O’Brien, who defeated heavyweight contender Herring, pegging a him potential contender.
Daniel Cramer began studying jiu-jitsu at 15, and at 22, he was on The Ultimate Fighter show, and though he fell short of the season 7 title, his talent and determination have earned him a shot with fellow TUF alum, Matt Arroyo and his slick submission game.