Penner Welcomes Newcomer Mendez, Soszynski Off The Card at UFC on FX 6

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Nick “The Quiet Assassin” Penner will make his return to the Octagon against newcomer Eddie Mendez at UFC on FX 6 in Gold Coast, Australia. The UFC announced the Light-Heavyweight clash late last night. The fight replaces another Light-Heavyweight fight, Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Ednaldo Oliveira which was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons. Penner vs. Mendez is expected to be a part of the preliminary portion of the card.

Canada’s 5th¬†Ranked Light-Heavyweight will make his second appearance in the Octagon with his debut also taking place in the “Land Down Under” at UFC on FX 2 when he was stopped by Anthony Perosh late in the first round. Penner was then scheduled to take on Tom Deblass at UFC on Fuel 4 but was forced to pull out after an old injury flared up and required rehab. Prior to the loss, Penner was riding an 8 fight win streak, including 6 stoppages, Penner holds victories over the likes of Tim Chemelli, Ryan Fortin and Jared Kilkenny and Eric “Butterbean” Esch.

Mendez enters the UFC with a record of 7-1-1 (1 NC) and holds a win under the Strikeforce banner, defeating Fernando Gonzalez in a close split decision at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal last December. Mendez has stopped four of his seven fights and his only loss came to 8-1 Joe Williams in a  5 round decision for the Respect in the Ring Middleweight title.

4 Responses to “ Penner Welcomes Newcomer Mendez, Soszynski Off The Card at UFC on FX 6 ”

  1. topmmafan says:

    Does Jimmo just get wiped off the card as well? He was suppose to step in to face Krzysztof Soszynski?

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  2. Cody Rempel says:

    I haven’t heard anything about Jimmo being on this card.

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  3. Bobby Karimi says:

    Good fight for Penner!

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  4. Mark Sinclair says:

    Go Nick!

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