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10/13/09 2:22 AM
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Johny Hendricks set to face UFC newcomer Ricardo Funch at UFC 107 in December
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Oct 13, 2009 at 1:50 am ET
Undefeated welterweight prospect Johny Hendricks (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is set to return to the octagon in December against UFC newcomer Ricardo Funch (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned of the matchup late Monday night from sources close to the event.

While not yet officially announced by the organization, UFC 107 is scheduled for Dec. 12 in Memphis, Tenn., and is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between current champ B.J. Penn and top challenger Diego Sanchez.

A former two-time Division I collegiate wrestling champion, Hendricks made his UFC debut in August. The 25-year-old took out Amir Sadollah in just 29 seconds in the UFC 101 contest, Hendricks' fourth TKO win in six career contests.

Prior to his UFC debut, Hendricks went 2-0 during a brief run with the WEC. The Oklahoman's well-liked recent appearances on MMAjunkie.com Radio and passion for fast food have earned him the nickname "Baconator" from hardcore MMAjunkie.com followers.

Funch, the little-known Brazilian whom MMAjunkie.com Radio guest host and longtime MMA fan (and Hendrick's jiu-jitsu coach) Marc Laimon admitted he had never heard of on Monday's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio, brings an undefeated record into his UFC debut. A Team Link fighter, Funch has earned four of his seven career wins by knockout or TKO.

With the addition to the card, UFC 107 now includes:

* Champ B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez (for lightweight title)*
* Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida*
* Cheick Kongo vs. Frank Mir*
* Thiago Alves vs. Paulo Thiago*
* Paul Buentello vs. Todd Duffee*
* Alan Belcher vs. Wilson Gouveia*
* Kevin Burns vs. T.J. Grant*
* Ricardo Funch vs. Johny Hendricks*
* Houston Alexander vs. TBA*

* - Not officially announced
http://mmajunkie.com/news/16474/johny-hendricks-set-to-face-ufc-newcomer-ricardo-funch-at-ufc-107-in-december.mma

Looks like another win for Johny. 107 is looking better each day.
10/13/09 1:06 PM
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10/13/09 1:12 PM
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 Funch is the real deal.
10/13/09 1:20 PM
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Are there any vids of Funch's fights around?
10/13/09 2:17 PM
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What a great card and I'm going to be there.
10/14/09 2:46 PM
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I would like to share this great moment that Funch is having on his life and would extend invitation for any fighter that would like to help Funch to train and get ready for this fight. It will be very appreciated by Funch and by all of us from Team Link.
Funch already start his training camp and is dedicating all his time only to train. He knows how good is Hendricks so he needs to get ready for that.
If you are fighter and wants to help Funch please send to me an email at marcoalvanbjj@yahoo.com
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10/14/09 6:43 PM
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10/14/09 6:49 PM
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Making Paulo Thiago fight Thiago Alves makes zero sense
10/14/09 7:05 PM
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grafzep - What a great card and I'm going to be there.

I will see you there then!

We were gonna get the cheap seats because at UFC 88 we paid 450$ and still had to watch the big screen all night but now with the announcement of 350$ max price I will be on the Floor bitches!!
10/16/09 3:01 AM
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