Kevin Iole of Yahoo sports is reporting that the return of BJ Penn will take place at UFC 199 where the former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion Penn will face Dennis Siver.
UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Weidman 2 will be held on June 4, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Penn (16-10-2 MMA) was last seen in the UFC cage at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale in July 2014 however, ‘The Prodigy’ was dominated by UFC interim featherweight championship contender Frankie Edgar. Penn retired from MMA following the bout, however started training at JacksonWink MMA recently, prompting him Hawaiian to come out of retirement to face Siver at UFC 199.
Siver (21-11-1) is coming off back to back losses to Conor McGregor via knockout and to Tatsuya Kawajiri more recently via unanimous decision. Siver’s last win inside the cage came against Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night 53 in a unanimous decision win. The fight earned both fighters ‘Fight of the Night honours.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Jimi Manuwa, Andreas Georgiou & Nate Zielinski.