According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, BJ Penn’s official Octagon return will come this June against Dennis Siver at UFC 199.
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) April 12, 2016
Penn (16-10-2) last fought in 2014 when he was finished by Frankie Edgar in the third round. The former two-division UFC champion is 0-3-1 over his last four, including decision losses to Rory MacDonald and Nick Diaz.
“The Prodigy” announced earlier this year that he would return to action, moving his training to New Mexico with Jackson-Wink MMA.
Siver (22-11) is coming off back-to-back defeats at the hands of Tatsuya Kawajiri and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, and is just 1-3 with a no-contest over his last five fights. He had won six of seven between 2010-12.
Joining Penn-Siver will be two title fights, as Luke Rockhold defends his middleweight belt vs. Chris Weidman and Dominick Cruz defends his bantamweight gold vs. Urijah Faber.