Another big fight has been set for UFC 237, which will be held May 11th in Rio de Janeiro. As well as the title fight between Jéssica Bate-Estaca and Rose Namajunas, and the presence of former champions Anderson Silva and José Aldo, another ex-champion will be making an appearance.
BJ Penn, a BJJ world champion and former champion of two UFC divisions (lightweight and welterweight), will be entering the Octagon to face another veteran, Clay Guida, as reported by MMA FIghting.
Penn (16w, 13l, 2d) had a long stay in Rio in 2018, training at Nova União for his bout with Ryan Hall, who ended up submitting him. Now BJ will have the chance to fight MMA for the first time in the country that welcomed him in his time of competitive BJJ.
Guida (34w, 18l) has a bad record in the UFC, and in his last fight was finished by Charles Do Bronx. But he does have wins over Rafael dos Anjos, Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz.
Arena da Barra, Rio de Janeiro
May 11, 2019
Rose Namajunas vs Jéssica Bate-Estaca
Anderson Silva vs Jared Cannonier
José Aldo vs Alexander Volkanovski
Rogério Minotouro vs Ryan Spann
BJ Penn vs Clay Guida
Bethe Correia vs Irene Aldana
Wu Yanan vs Luana Dread
Jessica-Rose Clark vs Talita Bernardo
Thiago Pitbull vs Laureano Staropoli