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B.J. Penn
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United States
Birthday:
13-12-1978
Age:
41 years
City:
Hawaii
Promotion Company:
Weight
145
Height
5"9
Wins
16
Losses
12
Draws
2

Jay Dee “B.J.” Penn (born December 13, 1978)[4] is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Penn debuted and competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and later in K-1. Prior to fighting for the UFC, he became the first American Gold medalist of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. In mixed martial arts, Penn has competed in the Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, and Middleweight divisions. As a former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion, he is the second of only five fighters in UFC history to win titles in multiple weight classes.[5] Penn was also a Co-champion in the UFC 41 Lightweight Tournament, due to an eventual draw opposite Caol Uno in the tournament finale.[6] Through his tenures as champion, Penn unofficially unified the UFC Lightweight Championship (against Sean Sherk)[7][8] and broke the all-time lightweight title defense record. Penn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, as the inaugural inductee in the Modern-Era Wing by career-long rival Matt Hughes, during International Fight Week in July 2015.[9]

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