B.J. Penn is back in action taking on his fellow-veteran Clay Guida at the upcoming UFC 237, MMA Fighting reported on Thursday. The event is held on May 12 (AEDT) at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
B.J. Penn (16-13-2) made a comeback late last year at UFC 232 held in Inglewood, CA where he was submitted in the first round by Ryan Hall. He also lost five previous outings. Nevertheless Penn is UFC Hall of Famer and former lightweight welterweight champion.
Clay Guida (34-18) is also coming of the first-round submission defeat suffered against Charles Oliveira at UFC 225 in June 2018. Before that he won two fights against Joe Lauzon and Erik Koch.
The promotion is yet to formally announce the contest.
The list of announced to date matchups for UFC 237 can be found below. Among the bouts Rose Namajunas is scheduled to defend her UFC Women’s Strawweight title against Jessica Andrade.
UFC Women’s Strawweight Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Jessica Andrade
Featherweight Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski
Light heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Ryan Spann
Women’s Bantamweight Bethe Correia vs. Irene Aldana
Middleweight Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier
Women’s Flyweight Wu Yanan vs. Luana Carolina
Women’s Bantamweight Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Talita Bernardo
Welterweight Thiago Alves vs. Laureano Staropoli
Lightweight B.J. Penn vs. Clay Guida