UFC Announces BJ Penn to Face Yair Rodriguez at Phoenix Event
By FCF Staff
BJ Penn is booked yet again for his comeback fight, as the UFC has announced that the legend will fight Yair Rodriguez on January 15th. The featherweight fight will headline the promotion’s Fight Night card in Phoenix, Arizona.
Penn (16-10-2), who hasn’t fought since 2014 when he was stopped by Frankie Edgar, has had his comeback postponed several times now. Most recently, Penn had to withdraw from a fight with Ricardo Lamas in October due to a rib injury.
Rodriguez (9-1), meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win over Alex Caceres in August, and is riding a seven fight, winning streak.
The upcoming event will be hosted by the Talking Stick Resort Arena.