MMA fans are stoked about this UFC 118 fight card. Why? Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn will brawl-it-out in what could potentially be an epic rematch. Not to mention the other great fights set to take place in Boston on August 28. Get the scoop here.
This is the rematch of the century! Okay, maybe I wouldn’t go that far – Machida vs. Shogun was pretty awesome – but it is a pretty exciting rematch nonetheless. In the first fight between these two skilled warriors we saw Frank Edgar put an unexpected whoopin on BJ Penn. Now “The Prodigy” has the chance to win the belt back, and show that the first go round was a fluke.
Now there are a few questions that one must ask in order to draw a logical conclusion about which of these two MMA masters will be victorious come August 28. Was Penn over confident, and thus unprepared for the first bout? Is Edgar just an all around better fighter than Penn is? Has Penn become softer now that he is in his early thirties? Will “The Prodigy” have “The Answer” or will the question be to difficult?
I predict BJ will school Frankie, and defeat him with a gnarly submission sometime between the first and last round, haha, but I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Kudos to Dana White for setting up such a wicked awesome fight card! Check it out below!
Lightweight Championship: Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn
Heavyweight: Randy Couture vs. James Toney
Middleweight: Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda
Lightweight: Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard
Welterweight: Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis
Preliminary Card (Spike TV)
Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger
Lightweight: Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz
Middleweight: Dan Miller vs. John Salter
Welterwight: Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto
Welterwieght: Mike Pierece vs. Amilcar Alves
See what did I tell you? Some pretty awesome matchups, right? In fact I only see a couple of what I like to call “bathroom break bouts”. You can watch it all live from Boston, MA on August 28 on Pay-Per-View, or wait until after the fights and watch the video that is sure to be posted on the internet.
Who do you think will win Frankie Edgar or BJ Penn? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. Also, check out pictures below.
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