Dennis Siver pulls out of UFC 199 bout against BJ Penn

A replacement opponent will be needed for BJ Penn’s return to competition.


According to, Dennis Siver has suffered an undisclosed injury and subsequently withdrew from his upcoming bout against the all-time great. The two were expected to face off in just over three weeks at UFC 199 in Los Angeles.

Penn, 37, announced in January that he would be coming out of retirement to make a run at the 145-pound title. To prepare for his return, Penn moved camps to Albuquerque, NM to train under Greg Jackson alongside the likes of Jon Jones, Holly Holm, and many others. His last bout was against Frankie Edgar in 2014 where he suffered a brutal third-round TKO loss after which he announced his retirement.


The UFC has not released any official announcements regarding Siver’s injury but it is likely that a replacement will be found.


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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