MMAFighting first reported the headlines and Penn after affirmed the bout.
Penn (16-13-2) last fought December losing to Ryan Hall by heel hook submission. It was Penn’s come back to the division. The hasn’t aims to improve when he strikes Guida, although won a struggle since November 2010.
UFC 237 takes place in Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The big function will feature several legends that are Brazilian. Former featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo is supposed to handle Alexander Volkanovski, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva meets Jared Cannonier, also light heavy weight Antônio Rogério Nogueira confronts Ryan Spann.