Saturday, November 27, 2021

B.J. Penn Announced As Final UFC Hall Of Fame Inductee For 2015 Class

UFC has announced the final inductee for the 2015 class of this year’s UFC Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.

Former two-division champion (Lightweight, Welterweight) B.J. Penn will join Bas Rutten, Jeff Blatnick and the UFC 52 bout between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg as this year’s inductees.

Penn will be joining the UFC Hall Of Fame under the “Modern Era” wing, meaning he is known for a career on-or-after the year 2001.

Rutten will be inducted into the “Pioneers Era” wing of the Hall Of Fame as a fighter who made his debut in the pioneers era of MMA (2001 or earlier).

The two join Jeff Blatnick, who will be inducted in the contributors wing, and Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg, a UFC Welterweight title bout from UFC 52 in 2005 that will be inducted in the “Fight” wing.

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