BJ Penn Makes His UFC Comeback At UFC 232 On December 29th Against Ryan Hall
BJ Penn stated in July this year that he is interested in UFC return. But only if UFC gives him the opponent he could beat!
There were rumors that BJ Penn could fight Ryan Hall. The rumors came true! It was confirmed today that the match between BJ Penn and Ryan Hall is officially slated! Two ground experts will fight at UFC 232 on December 29th inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ryan Hall (6-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is currently undefeated in the world of UFC. He defeated Artem Lobov at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on December 11, 2015. Then he made a big surprise by winning the former UFC legend, Gray Maynard, via unanimous decision. The two fought on December 3, 2016, at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale.
On the other side, BJ Penn (16-12-2 MMA, 12-11-2 UFC) is on a very cold streak at the moment. His last victory came up at UFC 123 on November 20, 2010, when he put Matt Hughes to sleep. In his last seven matches, he has the score of 1 win, 1 draw, and 5 losses. Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Frankie Edgar, Yair Rodriguez, and Dennis Siver were too strong for him. The Prodigy last fought at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25, 2017, where he lost to Dennis Siver via majority decision.
The pairing looks fair. Both fighters are submission specialists and BJJ black belts. If the match goes to the ground, we might expect world-class transitions, chokes, and leg locks. Even a submission switch is a realistic possibility when it comes to these two! Both fighters were earning medals in BJJ competitions. It would be the clash of two similar fighting styles. Yet, one question remains. Do you believe BJ Penn can defeat Ryan Hall? Leave us your thoughts!