B.J. Penn, Clay Guida Agree to Bout at UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 6, 2019

B.J. Penn isn’t done yet.

The former two division champion has agreed to face Clay Guida in a lightweight bout at UFC 237. MMAFighting.com was first to report the booking. UFC 237 takes place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on May 11 and features a strawweight tilt pitting Rose Namajunas against Jessica Andrade. Penn vs. Guida has not been formally announced by the UFC.

Penn returned after more than a year absence at UFC 232, where he was submitted by Ryan Hall via heel hook 2:46 into the opening stanza of their Dec. 29 bout. “The Prodigy” is winless in his last seven Octagon appearances dating back to 2011.

Guida hasn’t fought since UFC 225 last June, when he was choked out by Charles Oliveira in the opening stanza. That snapped a two-bout winning streak for “The Carpenter,” who was coming off back-to-back wins over Joe Lauzon and Erik Koch in 2017.


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