The UFC gets their 2017 fight schedule underway with a rare Sunday night card this coming weekend on January 15th, with card that features the return of a legend.

In the main event of the evening, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn returns to the Octagon for the first time in over two years for a tough match-up against rising star Yair Rodriguez.

In the co-main event, former Bellator fighter Marcin Held looks to bounce back from a UFC debut loss to Diego Sanchez when he takes on another veteran campaigner, Joe Lauzon.

The card also features former TUF winner Court McGee battling Ben Saunders, while Frankie Saenz fights Augusto Mendes to round out the four-fight main card.

Main Card:

Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn
Marcin Held vs. Joe Lauzon
Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders
Augusto Mendes vs. Frankie Saenz

Prelims:

John Moraga vs. Sergio Pettis
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Viktor Pesta
Tony Martin vs. Alex White
Nina Ansaroff vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger
Drakkar Klose vs. Devin Powell
Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman
Joachim Christensen vs. Bojan Mihajlovic
Cyril Asker vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov

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