BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz Official for UFC 137 Co-Main Event in Las Vegas on Oct. 29th

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz was pulled from his main event fight against Georges St-Pierre yesterday, only to be re-inserted into the UFC 137 card, this time to take on former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 29th, 2011.

UFC president Dana White, posting via his Twitter account, said:

“This is crazy but here we go again! You wanted it so you got it. Penn vs Diaz Oct 29th in Vegas>what a week!!! I love it!”

Diaz disappeared earlier this week, missing several flights and press events to promote his upcoming bout with the GSP. Carlos Condit was unexpectedly bumped up to replace Diaz, which left the Hawaiian temporarily without an opponent. UFC 137 now features a re-worked main event between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit, BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz, Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Filipovic and Cheick Kongo vs. Matt Mitrione.

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