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BEATDOWN! UFC Championship Fight The Hot Weekend TV Event

Dec. 11 2009, Published 1:57 p.m. ET

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Wanna see a heated brawl where anything goes this weekend? No, we’re not talking about Tiger Woods trying to explain everything to his wife. We’re talking about the UFC, of course.

The TV event of the weekend is Saturday's UFC event in Memphis, Tenn. featuring a lightweight championship match between “The Prodigy” BJ Penn versus Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez. (For the record, these guys have cool nicknames; and even though Penn is the reigning champion, Sanchez’s nickname is way better.)

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The fights will be televised on pay per view.

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Penn is called the most dominant lightweight fighter in UFC history and headlines a card that also features three other fights. Our next favorite bout is French kickboxer Cheick Kongo taking on Frank Mir, simply because the kickboxers are fun to watch!

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Hey we’re not the only ones obsessed with the sport. Lots of celebrities have been spotted at events in the past including Sly Stallone and Michael Clarke Duncan. We even saw Mandy Moore wearing a UFC  hoodie at one point.

UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar is not on the card as he is recovering from diverticulitis. Lesnar has been the subject of a lot of speculation about whether he will return or not and his camp is now saying he’ll be back.

The new issue of UFC Magazine has an in depth interview with him and is on sale now. In the interview Lesnar discusses other heavyweights and the man thought to be his next opponent.



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