UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn Books Return Fight Against Ryan Hall at UFC 232
UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn has booked his return to action against former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Ryan Hall at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.
The lightweight matchup was announced by UFC officials on Wednesday night.
— UFC (@ufc) September 13, 2018
There were doubts whether Penn would fight again after falling by majority decision to Dennis Siver in his most recent performance in June 2017. Penn has now lost five fights in a row with his last win dating back to 2010 when he earned a knockout against fellow Hall of Famer Matt Hughes.
Meanwhile, Hall hasn’t fought since Dec. 2016 when he defeated Gray Maynard to move to 2-0 in the UFC after winning “The Ultimate Fighter”.
Best known for his high level Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills, Hall has been waiting for the right opponent to draw him back into the Octagon and it appears Penn was the perfect choice.
Penn vs. Hall joins the UFC 232 lineup that also includes Cris Cyborg facing Amanda Nunes in a champion versus champion fight to close out 2018.