Legendary mixed martial artist BJ Penn absorbed his sixth consecutive loss after he was submitted by grappling specialist Ryan Hall in the preliminaries of the UFC 232 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Ryan Hall rubbed salts to the former two-division champion’s wound as he did not just deal him his sixth straight defeat but also gave him the first submission loss in his career.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 30, 2018
Hall Submits Penn In The Opening Round
BJ Penn was looking to put an end to his winning drought when he took on Ryan Hall in a UFC 232 preliminary card lightweight fight. But the losses continued to pile up for the veteran fighter as Hall finished him in just the opening round.
Banking on his iconic roll to heel hook, the grappling specialist forced the MMA legend to tap out in the first round to become the first fighter to have submitted BJ Penn in his career. Meanwhile, “The Prodigy” became the fighter with the longest losing streak at six fights.
Watch Ryan Hall’s impressive submission of BJ Penn in the video below:
In the main card, Amanda Nunes finished Cris Cyborg in just 51 seconds to become the first two-division champion in women’s MMA while Jon Jones passed his return fight with flying colours after a third-round TKO victory over Alexander Gustafsson, reclaiming the light-heavyweight championship.
Check out the full results of the UFC 232 (via Fox Sports AU):
Montel Jackson def. Brian Kelleher — via 1st round submission
Curtis Millender def. Siyar Bahadurzada — via unanimous decision
Uriah Hall def. Bevon Lewis — via 3rd round KO
Nathan Wood def. Andre Ewell — via 3rd round submission
Ryan Hall def. BJ Penn — via 1st round submission
Petr Yan def. Douglas Silva de Andrade — via TKO (end of round 2)
Megan Anderson def. Cat Zingano — via 1st round TKO
Walt Harris def. Andrei Arlovski — via split decision
Alexander Volkanovski def. Chad Mendes — via 2nd round TKO
Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi — via unanimous decision
Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit — via 2nd submission
Amanda Nunes def. Cris Cyborg — via first round KO
Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson — via third-round TKO
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