BJ Penn Vs Ricardo Lamas set for Manila main event

Today the UFC have announced the main event for their trip to Manila on October 15th and it will feature former Lightweight Champion BJ Penn taking on Ricardo Lamas in a Featherweight bout.

The card will be the promotions second trip to Manila and will see fan favourite BJ Penn compete for the first time since July 2014, in which he lost via TKO to Frankie Edgar.

Since then Penn announced his retirement from the sport, came back out of retirement and is currently service a six-month suspension for using more than the allowable limit in an IV injection. The suspension is up in September making BJ eligable to fight Lamas in the main event.

Lamas is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Max Holloway at UFC 199 and will be keen to get back to winning ways over a legend of the sport.

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