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B.J. Penn Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 16-14-2

Penn was born in Hawaii to Jay Dee Penn, who is of Irish and Native Hawaiian descent, and Lorraine Shin, who is of Korean descent. At the age of 17, Penn began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after being introduced to it by his neighbor, Tom Callos. Callos had put up fliers in local gyms looking for people to train with, and B.J.'s father Jay Dee Penn had called Callos and said his boys were interested. Callos then taught B.J. and his brother what he knew. Shortly thereafter, B.J. moved to San Jose, California, to begin training at the Ralph Gracie BJJ academy with Dave Camarillo, who he lived with and became close friends with. It was here during his time in San Jose that he decided to pursue a martial arts career.

Last Fight: Clay Guida
Age: 43
Height 5'9"
Weight 145 lbs
Nick Name: "The Prodigy"
Nationality: United States
Association: BJ Penn's MMA
16 Wins
KO / TKO
7
43%
Submission
6
37%
Decisions
3
18%
14 Losses
KO / TKO
4
28%
Submission
1
7%
Decisions
9
64%

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Residence Hilo, Hawaii
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team B.J. Penn's MMA Nova União (formerly)American Kickboxing AcademyJackson Wink MMA AcademyRVCA Training Centre
Trainer Jason Parillo
Rank 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André Pederneiras
Years active 2001–2014, 2017–present

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B.J. Penn next fight?
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B.J. Penn last fight?
B.J. Penn lost his last fight against Clay Guida by Decision (Unanimous) on May. 11, 2019 at UFC 237 - Namajunas vs. Andrade.
Is B.J. Penn retired?
B.J. Penn last fought Clay Guida 3 years 6 months and 26 days ago, and should be considered inactive.
Should I bet on B.J. Penn?
B.J. Penn has a 53% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 50% of his fights.
Out of the 16 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -334 favorite, and out of 8 favored matches, he has won 62% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 8 matches, with a win rate of 12% and an odds average of +208.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 16 of B.J. Penn betting fights, you would have lost $629.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have made $793.
Where is B.J. Penn from?
B.J. Penn is from Hilo, Hawaii, United States.
Has B.J. Penn ever been knocked out?
B.J. Penn has lost 4 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Punches) from Yair Rodriguez on Jan. 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103 - Rodriguez vs. Penn
How long has B.J. Penn been fighting?
B.J. Penn has been fighting for a period of 17 years 11 months and 7 days, his first fight was on May. 04, 2001 at UFC 31 - Locked & Loaded. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 55 minutes and 37 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Clay Guida UFC 237 - Namajunas vs. Andrade
May/11/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Ryan Hall UFC 232 - Jones vs. Gustafsson 2
Dec/29/2018
Submission (Heel Hook) Edward Collantes 1 2:46
loss Dennis Siver UFC Fight Night 112 - Chiesa vs. Lee
Jun/25/2017
Decision (Majority) Kevin MacDonald 3 5:00
loss Yair Rodriguez UFC Fight Night 103 - Rodriguez vs. Penn
Jan/15/2017
TKO (Punches) John McCarthy 2 0:24
loss Frankie Edgar UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale
Jul/06/2014
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 3 4:16
loss Rory MacDonald UFC on Fox 5 - Henderson vs. Diaz
Dec/08/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Nick Diaz UFC 137 - Penn vs. Diaz
Oct/29/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
draw Jon Fitch UFC 127 - Penn vs. Fitch
Feb/27/2011
Draw (Majority) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Matt Hughes UFC 123 - Rampage vs. Machida
Nov/20/2010
KO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 1 0:21
loss Frankie Edgar UFC 118 - Edgar vs. Penn 2
Aug/28/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
loss Frankie Edgar UFC 112 - Invincible
Apr/10/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Diego Sanchez UFC 107 - Penn vs. Sanchez
Dec/12/2009
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Herb Dean 5 2:37
win Kenny Florian UFC 101 - Declaration
Aug/08/2009
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Dan Miragliotta 4 3:54
loss Georges St. Pierre UFC 94 - St. Pierre vs. Penn 2
Jan/31/2009
TKO (Corner Stoppage) Herb Dean 4 5:00
win Sean Sherk UFC 84 - Ill Will
May/24/2008
TKO (Knee and Punches) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
win Joe Stevenson UFC 80 - Rapid Fire
Jan/19/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Herb Dean 2 4:02
win Jens Pulver UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale
Jun/23/2007
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Steve Mazzagatti 2 3:12
loss Matt Hughes UFC 63 - Hughes vs. Penn 2
Sep/23/2006
TKO (Punches) John McCarthy 3 3:53
loss Georges St. Pierre UFC 58 - USA vs. Canada
Mar/04/2006
Decision (Split) Herb Dean 3 5:00
win Renzo Gracie K-1 - World Grand Prix Hawaii
Jul/29/2005
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
loss Lyoto Machida K-1 - Hero's 1
Mar/26/2005
Decision (Unanimous) Kenichi Serizawa 3 5:00
win Rodrigo Gracie ROTR 6 - Rumble on the Rock 6
Nov/20/2004
Decision (Unanimous) Larry Landless 3 5:00
win Duane Ludwig K-1 MMA - Romanex
May/22/2004
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Naoyuki Taira 1 1:45
win Matt Hughes UFC 46 - Supernatural
Jan/31/2004
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Mario Yamasaki 1 4:39
win Takanori Gomi ROTR 4 - Rumble on the Rock 4
Oct/10/2003
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Larry Landless 3 2:35
draw Caol Uno UFC 41 - Onslaught
Feb/28/2003
Draw (Split) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Matt Serra UFC 39 - The Warriors Return
Sep/27/2002
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Paul Creighton UFC 37 - High Impact
May/10/2002
TKO (Punches) Larry Landless 2 3:23
loss Jens Pulver UFC 35 - Throwdown
Jan/11/2002
Decision (Majority) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Caol Uno UFC 34 - High Voltage
Nov/02/2001
KO (Punches) Larry Landless 1 0:11
win Din Thomas UFC 32 - Showdown in the Meadowlands
Jun/29/2001
KO (Knee and Punches) John McCarthy 1 2:42
win Joey Gilbert UFC 31 - Locked & Loaded
May/04/2001
TKO (Punches) Mason White 1 4:57