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Local MMA star Penn to open second UFC Gym

The UFC Gym Waikele Website The UFC Gym Waikele Website
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Local MMA star and former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn is partnering with UFC Gym to open a second Oahu location in Waikele in early 2014, according to the gym's website.

The 30,000 square foot facility in the Waikele Center will feature a regulation sized Octagon and many of the same fitness amenities as its current Kaka'ako location, which opened in 2011.

"I'm excited to partner with UFC GYM to open another location so soon after the successful opening of our first Oahu gym nearly two years ago," said BJ Penn. "We wanted to expand on the west side of the island to continue to share our workouts and lifestyle that have proven successful not only for our members, but for me, personally, as well as many of the world's most elite UFC athletes."

The gym says that membership also includes access to instructional classes in several martial arts, including jiu-jitsu and muay thai.

Enrollment in gym membership opens on Tuesday at a registration center in Waikele, with the gym slated to open in early 2014.

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