BJ Penn To Coach TUF 19 Along Side Frankie Edgar, Will Fight At Featherweight In April

B.J. Penn’s last MMA fight was unanimous decision loss to Rory MacDonald at welterweight. Many wondered if he would ever step inside the octagon again. The UFC has confirmed that not only is Penn coaching opposite Frankie Edgar on season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter, but Penn is dropping to featherweight to take on Edgar one more time:

The info came via the UFC’s UFC Tonight twitter account:

“BREAKING: @FrankieEdgar and @bjpenndotcom will coach Season 19 of @TUFonFS1 and then fight at Featherweight next April! #Trilogy”

Edgar famously upset Penn to win the lightweight title at UFC 112, and then dominated him in the rematch at UFC 118 to send Penn back up to welterweight. According to the UFC, Edgar and Urijah Faber were the original choices for TUF 19, but Edgar did not want to drop down to 135.

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