HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - UFC Hall of Famer and former lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn is on weight, and on his way to returning to the Octagon Saturday night at UFC 237 in Brazil.
The Hilo native is currently on a six-fight losing streak and has not won a bout since a first round finish over former welterweight champion Matt Hughes back in 2010.
Penn weighed in at the 155-pound weight limit for his lightweight bout against UFC veteran, Clay Guida.
Guida, 37, is looking to rebound from a loss to Charles Oliveira back in June of last year.
While Penn is making his back to the UFC Octagon this weekend, he has had to deal with some issues away from the cage in the lead up to this fight.
A Family Court judge in Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order to Penn’s ex-girlfriend this past October after his former girlfriend accused the former UFC champion of verbal, physical and sexual abuse over the course of their 10-year relationship.
In the lead up to tomorrow night’s fight against Guida, Penn had limited media access during fight week, reportedly declining to be interviewed by specific media outlets who sought comment on the allegations.
According to MMAJunkie, the UFC has “repeatedly declined comment” on Penn’s legal troubles.
Penn will fight Guida on on the preliminary card live on ESPN at 2 p.m. HT. The main card can be seen live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 4 p.m. HT.