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Exclusive: Edgar Garcia vs. DaMarques Johnson set for UFC 107

EdgarGarciaMTXhoodie2A welterweight bout between heavy handed Arizona based slugger Edgar Garcia and TUF 9 runner-up DaMarques Johnson has been set for UFC 107. has been able to confirm the bout through sources close to the match-up.

UFC 107 is set for December 12, from Memphis, Tennessee, with a lightweight championship between B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez expected to headline.

Garcia recently obtained “Fight of the Night” honors in his UFC debut against “Bad” Brad Blackburn at the TUF 9 Finale in June of 2009. A bout he ended up dropping by the narrowest of margins in a hard fought split decision. Prior to the loss, Edgar had gone undefeated in his professional fighting career, winning five of his seven victories by way of either TKO or knockout.

Johnson is a veteran of the fight game with a respectable record of 9-7. His last appearance saw him on the losing end of a rear-naked choke at the hands of James Wilks in the final round of 170 pound bracket during the TUF 9 Finale.

A full list of the bouts expected for UFC 107 are listed below:

B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez

Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo

Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida

Thiago Alves vs. Paulo Thiago

Paul Buentello vs. Todd Duffee

Wilson Gouveia vs. Alan Belcher

Edgar Garcia vs. DaMarques Johnson

Rousimar Palhares vs. Lucio Linhares

Kevin Burns vs. TJ Grant