BJ Penn’s Return Will Air During The Day From Manila

The return of former UFC champion BJ Penn will get a special start time, as UFC Fight Night 97 goes down October 15 from Pasay, Manila, Phillipines.

Beginning with prelim action at 6:45 a.m. ET, the main card is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET inside the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Penn, who has held both lightweight and welterweight gold, returns to action to take on Ricardo Lamas in a featherweight affair. The event also features Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura and Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota.

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10 a.m. ET)

Ricardo Lamas vs. B.J. Penn
Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura
Janel Lausa vs. Yao Zhikui
Mizuto Hirota vs. Cole Miller


Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
Mehdi Baghdad vs. Jon Tuck
Ryan Janes vs. Dongi Yang
Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor
James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono
Ali Bagautinov vs. Kyoji Horiguchi