Completed MMA Bout

BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida

Main Card | Heavyweight · 120 kg | Pro MMA

Lyoto Machida defeats BJ Penn via 3 Round Decision

Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida
"The Prodigy" BJ Penn

Round 3

Lyoto Machida BJ Penn

"The Dragon" "The Prodigy"

5-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   9-1-1
Climbed to 6-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 9-2
Brazil   Nationality   United States
Los Angeles, California   Fighting out of   Hilo, Hawaii
26 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, 3 days   Age at Fight   26 years, 3 months, 1 week, 6 days
220.0 lbs (99.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   191.0 lbs (86.6 kgs)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   5'9" (176cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
Black House MMA   Gym   Jackson Wink MMA
  • Bout Information
  • Event: K-1 HERO'S: LeBanner vs. Akiyama
  • Date: Saturday 03.26.2005
  • Referee:
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Enclosure: Ring
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 120 kg (264.6 lbs)
  • TV Commentary:
  • Broadcast:
  • Post-Fight Interviewer:
  • Penn Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Machida Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Penn vs. Machida Wiki Update Wiki

A clash of two of the sport's all-time greats, BJ Penn fought then-undefeated Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida at K1 Hero's March 26, 2005 event from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Machida remained undefeated after a surprisingly competitive three round affair, considering that Penn was fighting a man more than 50 pounds over Penn's natural weight class of 155 lbs. Penn, who himself weighed in at 191 pounds for the bout, was clearly exhausted by the larger Machida by fight's end.

Conditioning played a large part in the decision win for Machida, as did Machida's natural strength, weight and reach advantages. Though many called him crazy for taking the bout, Penn comported himself well throughout and proved that, as he often said, he would fight anyone, anywhere and at any weight, relying on his martial artistry. Penn would later return to the UFC, where he continued to fight bouts in the 170 and 155 weight classes. Machida also joined the Zuffa-owned fight promotion, where he dropped to light heavyweight and obtained a UFC championship of his own.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:33 PM ET
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    The Lyoto Machida vs. BJ Penn full fight video from K1 Hero's 2005.

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