B.J. Penn’s first outing in the octagon in two and a half years is official.
Penn, along with everyone else who will take to the cage in Phoenix on Sunday night, made weight at Saturday’s official weigh-ins inside the uniquely named Talking Stick Resort Arena in Arizona.
This first weigh-in of 2017 passed off without incident, following a recent trend where numerous fighters missed weight towards the end of the UFC’s calendar year in 2016.
Penn’s opponent, undefeated-in-the-UFC Yair Rodriguez, also hit the scales without a hitch.
The full weigh-ins results from UFC Fight Night Phoenix are:
BJ Penn (146) vs. Yair Rodriguez (145)
Marcin Held (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (155)
Court McGee (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170)
John Moraga (126) vs. Sergio Pettis (125)
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Drakkar Klose (156) vs. Devin Powell (155)
Augusto Mendes (135) vs. Frankie Saenz (135)
Aleksei Oleinik (242) vs. Viktor Pesta (239)
Tony Martin (155) vs. Alex White (155)
Nina Ansaroff (116) vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (115)
Walt Harris (254) vs. Chase Sherman (246)
Joachim Christensen (205) vs. Bojan Mihajlovic (205)
Cyril Asker (248) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (257)