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Frankie Edgar, B.J. Penn are TUF 19 coaches

Two former UFC lightweight champions, B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar, will coach against each other on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, TUF 19, which will begin airing in January.

The pair have met twice at 155 pounds with Edgar winning each fight by decision. However, their third encounter is set to take place at featherweight sometime in April.

UFC targets Pettis-Grant, Faber-McDonald and Browne-Miocic for UFC on Fox 9

The UFC is targeting three bouts for its Dec. 14 trip to Sacramento, dubbed UFC on Fox 9.

Most notably, the UFC plans on newly-crowned lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defending his belt for the first time against current No. 1 contender, T.J. Grant.

Also on deck if the promotion gets it way will be a bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald and a heavyweight collision between Travis Browne and Stipe Miocic.

Source: UFC Tonight

Shogun vs. Te Huna tapped for co-main slot

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and James Te Huna look to right their ships towards the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division against each other at the end of the year.

The two are scheduled for the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 33 on Dec. 7 in Brisbane, Australia.

Source: MMA Fighting

Bellator inks German featherweight

Bellator’s newest acquisition is German submission fighter Daniel Weichel.

Weichel is expected to enter Bellator’s next 145-pound featherweight tournament in 2014.

Oliveira vs Larsen for UFC 166

Injuries to Charles Oliveira and Jeremy Larsen’s originally scheduled opponents, Estevan Payan and Matt Grice respectively, has results in the two featherweights meeting each other at UFC 166.

UFC 166 takes place Oct. 19 from Houston.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Frankie Edgar (James Law/Heavy MMA)

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  • BJ comi g out of retirement to fight a guy that has beaten him two times already? How does this make sense for the UFC or either of the fighters?

    I’m sure Frankie wants to make a run at the title, and beating a washed-up BJ Penn isn’t going to get him any closer. As for BJ, I guess he is the only person in this equation with something to gain: he could try to avenge two beatings he took by Frankie. In my opinion, all BJ is doing is destroying his legacy.

    When Benson lost to Pettis for the 2nd time and Anthony became champion a question was asked about what it would take for Henderson to get back to another title shot. Dana said Bendo would have to do a lot to end up in there with Pettis again, which is understandable. You can’t build much excitement in a fight that has been one-sided two times already.

    So in ending, the decision to put BJ and Frankie on a path to fight again baffles me. Frankie is at the top of his game and still hunting a title fight. BJ is a washed-up former champ just refusing to call it a career and retire. I think there were a few other names they could have picked that would have at least created a semi-buzz about the new TUF season. But BJ Penn? You’re washed up, champ.