It was a tough outing for BJ Penn, the MMA legend who made his return tonight after a multi-year layoff. BJ didn’t look great in his last fight against Frankie Edgar in 2014, and he didn’t look great tonight, but that doesn’t take anything away from Yair Rodriguez, who put on a kicking and spinnin’ shit clinic as he took out the veteran early in the second round.
This fight was a testament to BJ Penn’s chin, many other fighters would have been finished earlier, Yair was throwing all sorts of crafty kicks and most of them were landing right on the button.
Make no mistake, BJ Penn is a hall of famer, but tonight represented a changing of the guards, and Yair put an exclamation mark on it.
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