BJ Penn

BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn (born December 13, 1978) is a fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts promotion.  He is a former UFC Lightweight Champion and a former UFC Welterweight Champion. He is the first non-Brazilian to win the black-belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


6 Submissions
3 Decisions


8 Decisions




Nickname The Prodigy
From Kailua, Hawaii USA
Fights out of Hilo, Hawaii USA
Age 38
Height 5’9″ (167 cm)
Reach 70″
Leg Reach


UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City June 25th 2017

June 25th 2017 BJ Penn vs Dennis Siver


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Q&A about BJ Penn:

Where does BJ Penn train?

BJ Penn has a family gym in Hilo HI. Most of his training throughout his career has been at home in Hilo but he also likes to balance out his training at the RVCA Gym in San Mateo CA.

Is BJ Penn Filipino?

BJ Penn is not Filipino. He is Korean,Hawaiian,Irish, German. His mother Lorraine Shin is of Korean Hawaiian decent and his father Jay Dee Penn is Irish, German.

How old is BJ Penn?

37 years
December 13, 1978

Who is BJ Penn's Coach?

Jason Parillo

What is "BJ" stand for in BJ Penn's name?

BJ’s given name is Jay Dee. Named after his father Jay Dee Penn. “B.J.” stands for “Baby Jay” as he is the youngest of his siblings also named Jay Dee

Who gave BJ Penn his backbelt?

BJ Penn started his famed Mixed Martial Arts career at Team Nova Uniao, where he received his BJJ black belt from Andre Pederneiras.

Is BJ Penn in the Hall of Fame?

BJ was inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame on July 11th 2015

Quick Facts:



Next Fight:

UFC Fight Night 103 January 15, 2017 BJ Penn vs. ??

Net Worth:

Estimated net worth of $2 million.


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Result Record Opponent via Event Date Round
Loss 16–12–2 Dennis Siver Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night 112 25-June-17 3
Loss 16–11–2 Yair Rodriguez TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night 103 15-Jan-17 2
Loss 16–10–2 Frankie Edgar TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn Finale 6-Jul-14 3
Loss 16–9–2 Rory MacDonald Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz 8-Dec-12 3
Loss 16–8–2 Nick Diaz Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 29-Oct-11 3
Draw 16–7–2 Jon Fitch Draw (majority) UFC 127 27-Feb-11 3
Win 16–7–1 Matt Hughes KO (punches) UFC 123 20-Nov-10 1
Loss 15–7–1 Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) UFC 118 28-Aug-10 5
Loss 15–6–1 Frankie Edgar Decision (unanimous) UFC 112 10-Apr-10 5
Win 15–5–1 Diego Sanchez TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 107 12-Dec-09 5
Win 14–5–1 Kenny Florian Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 101 8-Aug-09 4
Loss 13–5–1 Georges St-Pierre TKO (corner stoppage) UFC 94 31-Jan-09 4
Win 13–4–1 Sean Sherk TKO (flying knee and punches) UFC 84 24-May-08 3
Win 12–4–1 Joe Stevenson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 80 19-Jan-08 2
Win 11–4–1 Jens Pulver Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale 23-Jun-07 2
Loss 10–4–1 Matt Hughes TKO (punches) UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn 23-Sep-06 3
Loss 10–3–1 Georges St-Pierre Decision (split) UFC 58: USA vs. Canada 4-Mar-06 3
Win 10–2–1 Renzo Gracie Decision (unanimous) K-1: World Grand Prix Hawaii 29-Jul-05 3
Loss 9–2–1 Lyoto Machida Decision (unanimous) K-1: Hero’s 1 26-Mar-05 3
Win 9–1–1 Rodrigo Gracie Decision (unanimous) K-1 Rumble on the Rock 6 20-Nov-04 3
Win 8–1–1 Duane Ludwig Submission (arm-triangle choke) K-1 MMA: Romanex 22-May-04 1
Win 7–1–1 Matt Hughes Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 46 31-Jan-04 1
Win 6–1–1 Takanori Gomi Submission (rear-naked choke) K-1 Rumble on the Rock 4 10-Oct-03 3
Draw 5–1–1 Caol Uno Draw (split) UFC 41 28-Feb-03 5
Win 5–1 Matt Serra Decision (unanimous) UFC 39 27-Sep-02 3
Win 4–1 Paul Creighton TKO (punches) UFC 37 10-May-02 2
Loss 3–1 Jens Pulver Decision (majority) UFC 35 11-Jan-02 5
Win 3–0 Caol Uno KO (punches) UFC 34 2-Nov-01 1