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MMA Best Fighter: BJ Penn

Written on July 27, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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BJ "The Prodigy" Penn makes his way on Fighting Insider's list of MMA Best Fighter.

BJ “The Prodigy” Penn was born as Jay Dee Penn on December 13, 1978.

He is known for his willingness to fight anyone, regardless of the weight class. Moreover, he is the second UFC fighter who won titles in two different division. He also holds notable wins over Jens Pulver, Matt Serra, Sean Sherk, Matt Hughes, Takanori Gomi, Renzo Gracie, Kenny Florian, and , Caol Uno.

is the co-author of an instructional MMA book, Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge. He also wrote the autobiography, Why I Fight: The Belt is Just an Accessory, in 2010 with Dave Weintraub.

Because of his natural and astonishing talent, BJ Penn was nicknamed “The Prodigy.”

Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
UFC Welterweight Championship (One time)
Submission of the Night (Two times)
Knockout of the Night (One time)
Second fighter to win Championship titles in two weight classes
Most successful Lightweight title defenses (three)
Most Lightweight wins in UFC history (10)

2008 Beatdown of the Year vs Joe Stevenson


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