Pro Record: 16-10-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: BJ Penn's MMA
Age: 36
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 9 Inch(es).
Weight: 160 lbs.
Out of: Hilo, HI
Born: Kailua, HI
BJ Penn is an American professional MMA fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. In 2000, Penn became the first American-born winner of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the black-belt category. Penn is the second fighter in UFC history to win UFC titles in two different weight classes. He won the UFC Welterweight Championship against Matt Hughes by rear naked choke on January 31, 2004 and the UFC Lightweight Championship against Joe Stevenson by rear naked choke on January 19, 2008. Penn has been labeled one of the best lightweight fighters in the world by numerous MMA media outlets. Penn also appeared as a coach on the reality show, The Ultimate Fighter 5.

BJ Penn's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
07/06/2014 Loss Frankie Edgar UFC TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs Edgar TKO/RSC 3 4:16
12/08/2012 Loss Rory MacDonald UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/29/2011 Loss Nick Diaz UFC 137 : Penn vs. Diaz Decision Unanimous Decision 3
02/27/2011 Draw Jon Fitch UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch 3 5:00
11/20/2010 Win Matt Hughes UFC 123: Jackson vs. Machida KO 1 0:21
08/28/2010 Loss Frankie Edgar UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
04/10/2010 Loss Frankie Edgar UFC 112: Invincible Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
12/12/2009 Win Diego Sanchez UFC 107: Penn vs Sanchez TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from a Cut 5 2:37 Title Fight
08/08/2009 Win Kenny Florian UFC 101 Declaration Submission Rear Naked Choke 4 3:54 Title Fight
01/31/2009 Loss Georges St-Pierre UFC 94: St-Pierre vs Penn 2 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage 4 5:00 Title Fight
05/24/2008 Win Sean Sherk UFC 84: Ill Will TKO/RSC Didn't Answer the Bell for Round 3 5:00 Title Fight
01/19/2008 Win Joe Stevenson UFC 80: Rapid Fire Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 4:02 Title Fight
06/23/2007 Win Jens Pulver UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale Submission Rear Naked Choke 2 3:12
NSF 09/23/2006 Loss Matt Hughes UFC 63: Penn vs. Hughes TKO/RSC 3 3:50 Title Fight
03/04/2006 Loss Georges St-Pierre UFC 58: USA vs. Canada Decision Split Decision 3
NSF 07/29/2005 Win Renzo Gracie K-1: World Grand Prix 2005 Decision Unanimous Decision 3 Video
NSF 03/26/2005 Loss Lyoto Machida K-1: Hero's Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 11/20/2004 Win Rodrigo Gracie Rumble On The Rock 6 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/22/2004 Win Duane Ludwig K-1: MMA Championship Romanex Submission Choke 1 1:45 Video
01/31/2004 Win Matt Hughes UFC 46: Super Natural Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 4:39 Title Fight
NSF 10/10/2003 Win Takanori Gomi Rumble On The Rock 4 Submission Rear naked Choke 3 2:38
02/28/2003 Draw Caol Uno UFC 41: Onslaught 5 5:00
NSF 09/27/2002 Win Matt Serra UFC 39: The Warriors Return Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 05/10/2002 Win Paul Creighton UFC 37: High Impact TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 2 3:20
NSF 01/11/2002 Loss Jens Pulver UFC 35: Throwdown Decision Majority Decision 5 Title Fight
NSF 11/02/2001 Win Caol Uno UFC 34: High Voltage KO Punches 1
06/29/2001 Win Din Thomas UFC 32: Showdown In The Medowlands KO Knee and Punches 1 2:42
05/04/2001 Win Joey Gilbert UFC 31: Locked and Loaded TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Punches 1 4:58
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Jay Dee "B.J." Penn (born December 12, 1978 in Hilo, Hawaii) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He is the first American-born winner of the World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Mundial) in the black belt category (2000), a former UFC Welterweight Champion, and is a coach on the The Ultimate Fighter 5 reality show. His nickname "B.J." is short for "Baby Jay", as he is the youngest of his male siblings, all of whom are named "Jay Dee Penn".