Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the hurt business this Sunday night (Jan. 15, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 103: "Rodriguez vs. Penn," which takes place inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, live on FOX Sports 1.
The promotion's latest mixed martial arts (MMA) card will feature a featherweight showdown pitting top division prospect Yair Rodriguez against legendary ex-champion BJ Penn, who makes his debut at 145 pounds.
Following the official UFC “Phoenix” weigh in event (full results here), both “Pantera” and “The Prodigy” came face-to-face for the ceremonial main event staredown.
We have our #UFCPhoenix main event!! @panteraufc vs. BJ Penn!! pic.twitter.com/sqrTDfYJ1Q— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 15, 2017
In the UFC Fight Night 103 co-main event, longtime veteran Joe Lauzon and Bellator import Marcin Held hook 'em up for a spot in the 155-pound title chase.
Their face off below:
Poland’s @MarcinHeld and @JoeLauzon weigh-in for #UFCPhoenix!! pic.twitter.com/aFhv8wB5Kz— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 15, 2017
Nothing left to do now except fight.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 103 fight card on Sunday night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
For much more on this weekend’s big shebang on FOX Sports 1 click here.