UFC Phoenix kicks off 2017 with a card full of potentially entertaining matchups, headlined by the return of BJ Penn. Here’s your home for the results.
Three attempts later, former UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn will return to the Octagon to take on rising Mexican star Yair Rodriguez. It’s old school vs. new school, but as Penn said at the weigh-ins, “Kicking ass is timeless.”
Joe Lauzon looks to bounce back from a controversial loss to Jim Miller when he takes on fellow grappling stud Marcin Held. Held had a disappointing Octagon debut against Diego Sanchez, whom Lauzon knocked out quickly last year.
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The event was set to host a crucial matchup in the bantamweight division between Jimmie Rivera and Bryan Caraway. However, Caraway pulled out late with an injury. Rivera subsequently turned down short notice fights against John Dodson and Marlon Vera.
Check out the results of the first fight card of the year below, and click on Fight Details for an individualized recap of the bout.
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FOX Sports 1 Main Card
Featherweight Main Event: Yair Rodriguez vs. BJ Penn
UFC Fight Night 103 |FEATHERWEIGHT
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held
UFC Fight Night 103 |LIGHTWEIGHT
Welterweight Feature Bout: Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders
UFC Fight Night 103 |WELTERWEIGHT
Flyweight Feature Bout: John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis