Ryan Hall And BJ Penn is a go. The jiu jitsu aces will square off in the UFC Octagon at UFC 232.
UFC 232 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on December 29, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area
For BJ Penn this is one of the last chances – since he is on a 5 match losing streak stretching from 2011 match up with Nick Diaz. The 39 year old Penn wasn’t too choosy when it came to his octagon return which resulted in subsequent defeats from Yair Rodriguez and Dennis Siver (in June last year).
Penn is currently in Brazil and training at the Nova Uniao training center with Andre Pederneiras.
A former BJJ black belt world champion, Penn is brushing up on his Jiu-Jitsu at Nova Uniao. He surprisingly admitted that he only recently learned the berimbolo and is going to start learning the 50/50 which happens to be Ryan Hall’s best position…
On the other hand Ryan Hall has been struggling to find an opponent since his well thought out performance against Grey Maynard that angered many UFC fans and top brass.
“I’ve just been going over it in my head,” Maynard told Bleacher Report. “I checked it out on tape. It’s definitely frustrating. I get that you want to play keep away. But every time a guy gets within two feet, you can’t just sprint away or just drop to the floor. He literally just dropped down to the floor. To the f–king floor. I’ve never seen that in my life.”
Hall is 33 years old and his mma record stands at 6-1.
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