Report: B.J. Penn vs Diego Sanchez at UFC 74

Sherdog is reporting that B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez have agreed to fight at UFC 74: Respect which is currently headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Randy Couture and Gabriel Gonzaga.

B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez have agreed to fight on the undercard of the heavyweight title fight between UFC champion Randy Couture and challenger Gabriel Gonzaga, Aug. 25 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, a source speaking on the condition of anonymity told

Penn’s most recent victory came on the finale at TUF 5 when he submitted his rival Jens Pulver partway through the second round. Diego Sanchez is coming off of a decision loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 69: Shootout.

Update: 7:30 PM: Sherdog is now reporting that B.J. Penn’s camp has denied the report of an August fight.

Penn’s camp said the fight with Sanchez had not been offered by the UFC for August, and indicated many options are being discussed as far the fighter’s future inside the octagon, which includes the possibility of him remaining at lightweight.


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