The UFC has made BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver official for this June and UFC 199, releasing a statement regarding previously allegations made against Penn.
The former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion will be fighting for the first time since a loss to Frankie Edgar. An independent study conducted by Campbell & Williams concluded that no criminal or civil charges have been filed against Penn, clearing him to compete.
Below is the complete statement:
UFC announced today that former UFC champion BJ Penn will return to competition on June 4 at UFC 199 against Dennis Siver in a featherweight bout.
Following a review of the matter by Campbell & Williams, a Las Vegas-based law firm hired by UFC to evaluate the situation, UFC has been informed that no criminal or civil charges have been filed against Penn to date, nor has any action been taken by local law enforcement. It should be noted that UFC reserves the right to reevaluate the matter should new information be made available.