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Well that didn't take long!

BJ Penn and Ricardo Lamas are set as the main event for the UFC's return to the Philippines this October.

The bout was first reported by, and the UFC confirmed the rumors early Monday morning.

Penn was originally meant to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 199, but was suspended for six months after he admitted to using an IV in an out-of-competition test, which is banned by USADA. He becomes eligible to fight again in September.

He has not seen the inside of an Octagon since 2014, and hasn't won a bout since 2010.

Lamas meanwhile is coming off a loss to Max Holloway at UFC 199, and is currently ranked #4 in the featherweight division.

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