BJ Penn to make return to Octagon against Ryan Hall on Dec. 29

MMA


Former two-weight UFC champion BJ Penn will return to the cage at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in a lightweight bout against Ryan Hall.

UFC Tonight announced the 155-pound matchup on Wednesday. UFC 232 will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Penn (16-12-2) hasn’t fought since he suffered a majority decision loss to Dennis Siver in June 2017. He has suffered five losses in a row, dating all the way back to October 2011. He retired for a 30-month stretch between 2014 and 2017.

Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Penn is considered one of the best lightweights in the history of the sport. Oddly enough, however, this will be the 39-year-old’s first lightweight fight since a title bout against Frankie Edgar in August 2010.

Hall (6-1), of Falls Church, Virginia, is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter reality series, and he holds a 2-0 record in the UFC. A grappling specialist, Hall has not fought since December 2016.

The 33-year-old has publicly stated numerous times he is only willing to accept meaningful fights. The UFC has had difficulty matchmaking Hall, at times, due to his high level of expectation and unique fighting style.



Source link

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Ryan Newman will not return to Richard Childress Racing, No. 31 car in 2019
Croatia advances to Davis Cup final with win over United States
Johny Hendricks, Brennan Ward to stage bare-knuckle fight
Frances Tiafoe will never have a chance to experience true Davis Cup ecstasy
Floyd Mayweather says rematch with Manny Pacquiao coming this year

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *