B.J. Penn Biography

( 1978 - )
October 20, 2018
First published on:January 27, 2016
by Mandy Rhods

Facts of B.J. Penn

Date of Birth: 1978, December 13
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign:: sagittarius
Birth Name Jay Dee Penn
Birth Place Kailua, Honolulu County
Famous Name B.J. Penn
Father Jay Dee Penn
Mother Loraine Shin
Mother Nationality Korean
Net Worth $22 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Currently Working For UFC
Current City Hawaii
School attended Hilo High School
Currently Married N/A
Divorce N/A
Children 2
Affair with Shealen Uaiwa
Girlfriend Shealen Uaiwa

Jay Dee Penn, better known as B.J. Penn is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner. He debuted and competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and afterward in K-1.


The MMA fighter is also the first American gold medalist of the World Jiu-Jitsu. Penn is currently fighting in the featherweight division of UFC. He has a record of 16 wins, 12 losses, and 2 draws. Continue to read for information regarding his career, net worth, personal life, girlfriend, daughters and more.

B.J. Penn Early Life

This supreme player was born on December 13, 1978, in Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Hawaii; the United States. He is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is multiracial.

His parents are Loraine Shin and Jay Dee Penn. He also has siblings name Reagan Penn, Jay Dee Penn, and Jay Penn.

B.J. Penn Career

B.J. Penn was interested in mixed martial arts from a young age. At the age of 17, Penn began his training in mixed martial arts. In the year 1997, he started his Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu training. He was also awarded Black Belt by Andre Pederneiras. Penn placed first in black belt division in 2000 World Championships. 

Penn got a golden opportunity to play for Ultimate Fighting Championship after the win. He defeated Joey Gilbert by his fighting skills and techniques in his debut bout. Penn has competed in Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight divisions. He is the former UFC Lightweight and UFC Welterweight Champion. Penn is one of the biggest stars in the history of the sport.

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Penn signed a contract with Fighting and Entertainment Group in early 2006, and he again returned to UFC and played for them. 

The MMA fighter has defeated fighters like Paul Creighton, Matt Serra, Diego Sanchez and more. He has fought Matt Hughes three times and won two of the bouts.  On the other hand, he has lost to George St. Pierre, Lyoto Machida, Frankie Edgar, Nick Diaz, and others. Penn is currently on a losing streak after returning from a hiatus in 2017. His recent fight was against Dennis Siver and he has defeated via majority decision. Penn's next fight is scheduled for December 29,2018, against Ryan Hall.

B.J. Penn Personal Life

Speaking about his personal life & biography, B.J. Penn is not married. He doesn't have a spouse. However, he is dating his girlfriend. He is in live in relationship with his partner named Shealen Uaiwa. The two are already like husband and wife. The MMA fighter revealed that marriage didn't matter that much in Hawaii. So, we can assume that they are in no hurry to tie the knot.

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Merry Christmas from my Family to yours!!!

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His girlfriend is extremely beautiful by her looks and he loves her very much. Penn is loyal and dedicated to his partner. The MMA fighter is not involved in any extra affairs. The lovely couple is blessed with two daughters. Their names are Kulia Penn and Aeva Lili'u Penn

B.J. Penn Net Worth 

B.J. Penn earns a fortune amount of salary by his employer. His total salary boosted his net worth. The MMA fighter has a net worth of $22 million as of 2018.  His disclosed career earnings sum up to $1.7 million

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Thanks to @danawhite @ufc for all of the opportunities over the years.

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Penn lives a luxurious lifestyle. His net worth is expected to increase as his career progresses in the future. 

B.J. Penn Facts 

B.J. Penn has a standing height of 5 feet and 9 inches. His body weight is 169 lbs and his age is 39. People follow him on social networking sites. Moreover, info about his life & bio can be easily taken from wiki.

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