The UFC announced Monday on their Spanish website that B.J. Penn will face Yair Rodriguez in the main event of a January 15, 2017 Fight Night card in Phoenix, Arizona.
Penn (16-10-2) hasn’t fought since July 2014 and has had three straight fights scheduled only to be called off (Dennis Siver at UFC 196 and then UFC 197, Cole Miller at UFC 199 and Ricardo Lamas on a Nov. 5, 2016 Fight Night card in Manilla that was outright canceled when Penn pulled out due to injury).
Rodriguez (8-1) is the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America and is undefeated in the UFC with six wins and zero losses.
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