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DA PRIDE OF HILO! DA PRIDE OF HAWAII!
BJ PENN IS HAWAII'S NEXT GREATEST CHAMPION OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS!
'HILO BOY' BJ PENN FIGHTS FOR UFC LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE!!!
B.J. Penn ready to make his statement!
B.J. Penn was born in the town of Wainaku in Hilo, on the Big Island
of Hawaii some 23 years ago. He is the second youngest in a family of
five. BJ grew up in the Islands with a big dose of confidence and
determination, because in Hawaii, growing up is sometimes a game of
Now, after an unprecedented Black Belt World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Title (first for an non-Brazilian) in 2000, followed by a meteoric
rise to the top ranking of the U.F.C. lightweight division. After a
victory over Joey Gilbert, a knock out over #3 ranked Din Thomas and
a lightning fast knock out over #1 rated Caol Uno, the kid known
as "BJ" is ready to make his statement in the Title Match in U.F.C.
Eh, braddahs, Make sure to check out deez sites and support B.J.Penn,
of Wainaku, Hilo, in his quest for the UFC Lightweight Championship,
Friday, JAN 11th at the Mohegan Sun Casino, CT.
UFC Lightweight Championship
Jens Pulver(UFC Champ) -VS- BJ Penn
"Little Evil" "The Prodigy"
150 lbs. 154 lbs.
Davenport, Iowa Hilo, HI
To Be Decided Fri Jan 11th, 2002 @ UFC 35
BJ(Baby Jay) Penn:
Name: BJ "The Prodigy" Penn
From: Hilo, Hawaii
Disciplines: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing
History: Nicknamed "The Prodigy", BJ Penn was introduced to Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu in Hilo Hawaii at the tender age of 17 by neighbor Tom
Callos. It was through Tom Callos that BJ met Ralph Gracie in 1997
and decided to relocate to Mountain View, CA to further his jiu-jitsu
training. From that time on, BJ Penn launched his storied career
through the ranks of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Accomplishments along the
way include the following:
May, 1997 Enters first tournament in Bakersfield, CA and wins both
his weight and the open weight class.
June, 1997 Enters the Joe Moreira tournament as a blue belt winning
his weight class.
June, 1997 Wins submission grappling tournament
1997 Enters Brasileiro and places 4th in his weight class, blue belt
1997 Continues to enter tournaments upon return from Brazil placing
1997 Receives blue belt from Ralph Gracie
1998 Silver medal at Brazilian Mundials competition in his weight
division; receives purple belt upon return
1999 Bronze medal at Brazilian Mundials in heavier weight class as a
newly promoted Nova Uniao brown belt.
1999 Gold medal, Copa Pacific Tournament in Los Angeles
1999 Joins Nova Uniao Competition Team (reserved for the four top
2000 First non-Brazilian to win gold medal in black belt division of
the Mundial World Championships held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
May, 2001 Enters UFC 31 preliminary match and beats Joey Gilbert by
referee stoppage at 4:58
2001 Beats Din Thomas by knockout in 2:17 at UFC 32
Beats Caol Uno by knockout in 0:11 at UFC 34
Team Nova Uniao
On The Mat.com
American Kickboxing Academy
WHAT ARE THE EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT BJ PENN?...
" BJ Penn is the new breed of fighter...he will be the next world
champion!" - Frank Shamrock
" ...when you have an American black belt world champion like BJ
Penn, it is a clear sign that the American's have arrived!" - Royler
Gracie, Black Belt Magazine Sept., 2001, "Gi Whiz"
" BJ Penn is on the warpath to greatness!" - Grapplers World.com
" BJ is a freak, he is the most unreal, unbelievable Jiu Jitsu guys I
ever trained with!" - Marc Laimon, Grappler's Quest Champion & Abu
Dabi World Submission Grappling Championship Veteran
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