“The Prodigy” B.J. Penn is a name older and younger MMA fans know and appreciate. The native of Hilo, Hawaii has a 16-10 career record including five losses in his past eight fights. Throughout his career, Penn competed in big fights and more often than not, was victorious. In his fourth professional fight, he fought for the UFC Lightweight title and nearly earned the win via decision. Five fights later, he was competing against Matt Hughes for the UFC Welterweight title and earned the first round submission win. Penn would go on to win the UFC Lightweight title and successfully defended it twice before beginning to slide at the end of his career. He holds key victories in his career against Hughes (x2), Takanori Gomi, Sean Sherk, Matt Serra, and Kenny Florian.