UFC officials today announced the lightweight bout between Penn (16-12-2 MMA, 12-11-2 UFC) and Hall (6-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC).
UFC 232 takes place Dec. 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though broadcast plans haven’t been finalized.
Penn, a former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, hasn’t fought since June 2017 when he suffered a majority decision loss to Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 112. The Hawaiian is winless over his past six bouts and hasn’t got his hand raised since a 21-second knockout of Matt Hughes at UFC 123 in November 2010. The 39-year-old will return to 155 pounds for the first time in more then eight years.
Attempting to force Penn’s skid to continue will be “The Ultimate Fighter 22” winner Hall, 33, who hasn’t competed since a December 2016 victory over Gray Maynard at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.
The latest UFC 232 card now includes:
- Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s featherweight title
- Corey Anderson vs. Ilir Latifi
- Ryan Hall vs. B.J. Penn
- UFC Moscow's Mark Hunt: Aleksei Oleinik fight decides 'who stays and who goes'
- USADA shoots down payoff rumors in Jon Jones case
- UFC Fight Night 136 'Inside Access': Recapping open workouts
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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