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BJ Penn Back, Heads To Manila In October

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Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn will end his two-year retirement this October, taking on Ricardo Lamas at featherweight at UFC Fight Night 97.

Set for October 15 from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Manila, Philippines, the entire card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.

Penn (16-10-2) walked away once more from MMA following a 2014 loss to Frankie Edgar. Overall, the 37-year-old is 12-9-2 in his UFC career. Lamas (16-5) has fought for UFC featherweight gold, losing to Jose Aldo via decision.

Along with Penn-Lamas, Derrick Lewis takes on Marcin Tybura in a heavyweight affair.

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