Pair will face off at 145 pounds in the end of season fight.
The UFC have announced who will mentor the next batch of wannabe superstars on The Ultimate Fighter reality show with Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn to complete their trilogy.
Former lightweight champion Edgar will face off against one of the legends of the sport in Penn, who was a former duel-divisional champion, with their planned bout to be fight at featherweight.
The pair will serve as coaches for the next series of the popular television show which debuts next January, before fighting at a yet to be determined event
Edgar and Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) met twice in 2010, with “The Answer” victorious over “The Prodigy” in both contests. At UFC 112, Edgar claimed the UFC lightweight title. He then defended the belt four months later at UFC 118. Both results came via unanimous decision.
UFC president Dana White said Penn asked for the chance to fight Edgar again, saying he wants too remove the stain of those losses off his record.
“He says, ‘I can beat Frankie Edgar,'” White said.
“The two first fights were BS. I want that fight again. I want to beat this guy so bad. It’s all I want.”
It will be the second time Penn has served as a coach on a series of TUF, having been on series five, with the 19th incarnation of the show set to feature light heavyweight and middleweight fighters.
If this is the case then it will mean the UFC are benching female fighters on the show after just one season with the current version of the show feature male and female athletes for the first time.