The UFC confirmed a number of fights recently for their upcoming Super Bowl weekend event, UFC 94: “St. Pierre vs. Penn 2. The event will be broadcast live from the the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 31.
In perhaps the biggest, most anticipated match up in the past few years, pound-for-pound kings B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre will meet for St. Pierre’s welterweight title. Penn, who currently holds the UFC’s lightweight title will be moving up to 170 pounds to take on St. Pierre for the second time.
The first fight was a very tightly contested battle which St.Pierre won via split decision. Penn disagreed adamantly with the decision as did many fans and pundits; however, it’s fair to say that the fight could have gone either way.
UFC 94 also features a light heavyweight showdown between undefeated fighters’ Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva.
The return of Karo Parisyan and Stephan Bonnar from injuries and Jon Fitch from his recent loss to Georges St. Pierre rounds out this stacked UFC card.
Below is a look at the full fight card as it stands:
Georges St. Pierre (17-2) vs.B.J. Penn (13-4-1)
Lyoto Machida (13-0) vs. Thiago Silva (13-0)
Stephan Bonnar (11-4) vs. Jon Jones (6-0)
Nate Diaz (10-2) vs. Clay Guida (24-9)
Karo Parisyan (18-5) vs. Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim (11-0-1)
Jon Fitch (17-3) vs. Akihiro Gono (29-13-7)
Manny Gamburyan vs. Thiago Tavares
Chris Wilson (14-4) vs. John Howard (10-4)
Jake O’Brien vs. Christian Wellisch
Matt Arroyo (3-2) vs. Daniel Cramer (0-0)
*Remember, Fightline.com will be providing free, live round-by-round coverage of UFC 94 on Jan. 31.