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UFC veteran BJ Penn isn’t the only fighter in the family and his younger brother, Reagan, is going to get the chance to prove it.

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with no amateur or professional mixed martial arts experience, Reagan is going to make his debut in the sport at ProElite’s return event on Aug. 27 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. The promotion has yet to sign an opponent for Penn.

His brother’s website,, reported the news on Wednesday evening. confirmed the signing with independent sources.

Although Reagan has yet to make his MMA debut, he has trained for years and has been a constant at his brother’s fights recently.

ProElite, Inc. was recently resurrected by Stratus Media Group after being shuttered for more than two and a half years. The company formerly operated events under the EliteXC banner. The Aug. 27 event at the Blaisdell Arena marks ProElite’s first event since October 2008.

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