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Former UFC champion BJ Penn is currently retired.

However, the proud Hawaiian would end that retirement if famed trainer Mike Dolce brought one of his pupils inside the Octagon to face him.

Appearing on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” Penn stated that he would like to fight Lentz at featherweight. The 36-year-old retired after a third straight loss to Frankie Edgar in 2014.

“I’m sick and tired of hearing about Mike Dolce,” Penn said. “I’ll put a challenge out right now: You go get Nik Lentz, your boy, bring him down to 145 and I’ll run right through him in one round and then I’ll find you in the back and smash you.

“If Dolce says I don’t train, let’s do this. I would come out for this. Some things were said, got heated. I worked with him for 20 days and paid him $1,000 a day. I’m sick of hearing that.”

Ahead of making his return to the Octagon and facing Edgar, Penn enlisted the help of Dolce to get his weight down. After, the two sides engaged in verbal warfare against one another.

Instead of training, Penn has spent time doing the “taro farms. The Hawaiians love the poi; I love the poi” he said.

As for that possible Lentz contest, Penn would like for it to be back at featherweight to prove a point.

“At 145. Let’s do this,” he said. “That was my last fight. I had a bad showing. I’m ready for something like this. I haven’t been in a gym for two years. I’ll come back for the grudge match, then we’ll see.”

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Felice Herrig is one of the more well-known UFC strawweight fighters.

And for good reason.

Along with being a top challenger, Herrig also loves to show off her killer body. Recently, she conducted a photo shoot for “Muscle & Fitness,” and the gallery has been released:

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It’s pay-per-view time once again for the Octagon, as UFC 192 takes place this Saturday night.

Set for the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Daniel Cormier will make his first light heavyweight title defense against former contender Alexander Gustafsson.

Cormier won the vacant belt with a victory over Anthony Johnson earlier this year after UFC officials stripped Jon Jones of the title. Gustafsson, who challenged Jones and went the full 25 minutes, is coming off a loss to “Rumble.”

Along with the title fight, welterweight contenders Tyron Woodley and Johny Hendricks square off, along with a key 205-pound battle that could determine the next title challenger when Rashad Evans meets Ryan Bader.

Heavyweights Shawn Jordan and Ruslan Magomedov, along with female bantamweights Jessica Eye and Julianna Pena, round out the main card.

Flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov highlight the FOX Sports 1 prelims, while three bouts start the night on UFC Fight Pass.

As always, FightLine will have you covered all week long with the latest news and information leading up to the night of the fights. We’ll also have play-by-play Saturday of the action from Houston.

Below is the current lineup, along with the extended video preview:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley

Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader

Heavyweight: Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov

Female Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Julianna Pena


Flyweight: Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov

Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez vs. Dan Hooker

Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Alan Jouban

Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Angela Hill


Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Adriano Martins

Flyweight: Chris Cariaso vs. Sergio Pettis

Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Derrick Lewis

Lightweight: Sage Northcutt vs. Francisco Trevino

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Saitama, Japan played host to UFC Fight Night 75 Saturday evening, as heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson rocked the Octagon.

Barnett and Nelson went the full five rounds, as the former UFC champion earned a decision victory. Barnett moved to 11-2 in his last 13 with the win, remaining right on the cusp of contending once more for the title.

Not many people gave Uriah Hall a chance vs. Gegard Mousasi, but the former Ultimate Fighter runner-up proved them wrong. Hall landed with a spinning back-kick to the face and followed up with a flying knee and several shots in stunning Mousasi and scoring a second round TKO victory.

Recent UFC flyweight title contender Kyoji Horiguchi made a triumphant return to Japan by dominating Chico Camus and earning a decision. Horiguchi picked up his 16th career win and remained on a short list of challengers to Demetrious Johnson after fighting “Mighty Mouse” earlier this year for four-plus rounds.

Takeya Mizugaki used his striking and takedown defense to turn back the effort of George Roop, claiming a decision victory. Mizugaki snapped a two-fight losing streak with the win and tied a bantamweight record in the UFC and WEC with 10 victories.

It took just 28 seconds for Diego Brandao to put Katsunori Kikuno on ice, as the former Ultimate Fighter winner floored Kikuno with a right. He continued to swarm his opponent, forcing the referee to quickly step in.

The finals of “Road to UFC: Japan” was declared a draw between Mizuto Hirota and Teruto Ishihara.

Nakamura Keita finished off the preliminary card with an incredible technical submission win over Li Jingliang. Keita was likely behind heading into the third round, but took the back and choked Jingliang out cold.

Nick Hein and Kajan Johnson picked up decision victories over Yusuke Kasuya and Naoyuki Kotani.

Shinsho Anzai kicked off the night by claiming a third round TKO victory over Roger Zapata after an injury forced a stop to the contest.

Barnett, Hall, Brandao and Nakamura all earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses and an additional $50,000 for their wins.

Complete results can be found below:

Josh Barnett def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45)

Uriah Hall def. Gegard Mousasi via TKO (strikes) at :25 of Round 2

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Chico Camus via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Takeya Mizugaki def. George Roop via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Diego Brandao def. Katsunori Kikuno via TKO (strikes) at :28 of Round 1

Mizuto Hirota vs. Teruto Ishihara ruled a draw (29-28, 28-29, 29-29)

Nakamura Keita def. Li Jingling via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:17 of Round 3

Nick Hein def. Yusuke Kasuya via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Kajan Johnson def. Naoyuki Kotani via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Shinsho Anzai def. Roger Zapata via TKO (injury) at :47 of Round 3

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Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 75.

Set from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, tonight’s card features a heavyweight battle between Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson.

Barnett (33-7) is a former UFC heavyweight champion who had his two-fight win streak snapped last December by Travis Browne. He is 10-2 in his last 12 overall and will be fighting in Japan for the first time since a 2010 victory over Siala-Mou Siliga – where he is 12-4 all-time.

Nelson (20-11), who once claimed the title of Ultimate Fighter, is just 1-4 in his last five, losing to Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic. However, each of his last 12 wins have been via knockout.

The card also features middleweights Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall in the co-main event, as Hall replaces Roan Carneiro.

Other planned FOX Sports 1 main card fights include Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Chico Camus, Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop, Katsunori Kikuno vs. Diego Brandao and the finals in “Road to UFC: Japan” between Mizuto Hirota and Teruto Ishihara.

Four fights kick things off at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2, as Keita Nakamura faces Li Jingliang, Nick Hein battles Yusuke Kasuya, Naoyuki Kotani meets Kajan Johnson and Shinsho Anzai squares off against Roger Zapata.

Our live play-by-play coverage will begin with the main card at 10 p.m. ET.

Now, on to the action! Remember to keep hitting “refresh” for the latest results:

Check out the complete lineup below:


Shinsho Anzai def. Roger Zapata via TKO (injury) at :47 of Round 3

Kajan Johnson def. Naoyuki Kotani via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Nick Hein def. Yusuke Kasuya via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Nakamura Keita def. Li Jingling via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:17 of Round 3


Mizuto Hirota vs. Teruto Ishihara in the finals of “Road to UFC: Japan”

We’ll begin the main card with the featherweight finals in the “Road to UFC: Japan” tournament, as Mizuto Hirota takes on Teruto Ishihara.

Round 1: Some pretty awesome blue hair being sported by Hirota, which matches his trunks. Right as they slap hands, Ishihara throws a huge kick right to the body that lands. Hirota smiles and comes back with a nice combo. It might have been a slip, but Ishihara brings Hirota down. However, he can’t keep him there and they are quickly back to the feet. Hirota catches him against the fence and lands a stiff right, but it’s Ishihara with the more productivity. Another knockdown for Ishihara to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ishihara

Round 2: Ishihara puts out his hand for another touch of gloves and this time, Hirota declines. He lands again and knocks down Hirota, as the fans voice their approval. Ishihara continues to duck and move, countering when the opening becomes available. Hirota connects, but it does nothing to concern Ishihara. Just like that, he lands a left that takes Ishihara down for a brief moment. Takedown for Hirota with 90 seconds left and he is working to take the back. Much like Ishihara did at the end of the first, Hirota finishes the second strong.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hirota

Round 3: Ishihara scores with a knockdown and tries to pounce, but Hirota works to his feet right away. Four straight shots land by Hirota, as he is finding his range at a much better pace than Ishihara. Another strong finish for Hirota, and it just might allow the veteran fighter to claim the decision.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hirota

Mizuto Hirota vs. Teruto Ishihara ruled a draw (29-28, 28-29, 29-29)

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