UFC looks to load up UFC 105 to battle Pacman boxing card

With a schedule like this, how can you complain as a fight fan? September 19 features the double-dip with UFC 103 battling the Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view. Now November is going to feature two more MMA versus boxing showdowns. On November 14 the UFC is going to give fans a free look at one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, B.J. Penn.

Penn is going to headline the Manchester, England card defending his UFC lightweight title against Diego Sanchez. That same night boxing rolls out its pound-for-pound king, Manny Pacquiao against Miguel Cotto. Dana White told Cagewriter there was only one boxer he's feared battling head-to-head and that was Oscar De La Hoya. He mentioned Pacman is the only other guy that he'd would have second thoughts about counterprogramming. Apparently, he doesn't fear Pacquiao that much. The card should air on Spike TV.

UPDATE: UFC sources say the Penn-Sanchez fight isn't finalized for UFC 105. The other option is Dan Henderson versus Anderson Silva in the U.K.

Don't forget UFC just added Brock Lesnar versus Shane Carwin on November 21 at UFC 106. That night looks like the likely landing place for the rescheduled Paul Williams-Kelly Pavlik fight. That's if Williams' promoter Dan Goosen agrees to the date. There are stroing indications that the fight could be pushed back into early Decemeber. It'll still mean that the boxing card will face UFC card. The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale card, potentially featuring a Kimbo Slice fight, is on December 5 and UFC 107 is on December 12 in Memphis.

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