After a rumored slot on either UFC 105 in Manchester, England, or at an as-yet-unannounced third fight card in November, UFC president Dana White today announced that lightweight champion B.J. Penn would make his next title defense on Dec. 12.
White made the announcement on a video blog that was today posted on BJPenn.com.
Though not yet officially announced Dec. 12 is the anticipated date of UFC 107, a card expected to take place at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
White began the video blog appearance by referencing Penn's constant plugging of his own official website.
“If you want to hear what we talked about, go to DanaWhite.com,” White quipped.
The UFC exec then delivered the official message.
“B.J.'s fighting Dec. 12,” White said.
While no opponent was named today, White confirmed a matchup with Diego Sanchez at a press conference at this past week's UFC 102 in Portland, Ore.
“It's Penn-Sanchez, but I don't know where yet,” White said. “We're working on a deal right now.”