UFC 127 Penn vs Fitch Ends With Majority Draw

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has just brought UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch to Sydney, Australia. The fight card featured local Aussie fighters mixed with some new mixed martial arts fighters from Asia trying to break into the UFC scene. The main card showcased contenders in the lightweight, middleweight and welterweight divisions.

The path to being the top contender in their respective divisions may have been derailed for Chris Lytle and George Sitoropoulos after suffering upset losses.

The trash talking between Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera ended with a second-round technical knockout win for the Brit that was marred by an unsportsmanlike illegal knee strike.

The main event between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch ended with a draw.

UFC 127 Preliminary Fight Card

Lightweight bout:  Curt Warburton def. Maciej Jewtuszko- Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight bout: Mark Hunt def. Chris Tuchscherer- KO (Punches), 2nd round 1:41

UFC 127 Preliminary Fight Card (Facebook)

Featherweight bout: Zhang Tie Quan def. Jason Reinhardt- Submission (Guillotine), 1st round 0:48
Light Heavyweight bout: Anthony Perosh def. Tom Blackledge- Submission (Rear Naked Choke) , 1st round 1:45

UFC 127 Preliminary Fight Card (TV Card)

Middleweight bout: Nick Ring def. Riki Fukuda- Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight bout: Alexander Gustafsson def. James Te-Huna- Submission (Rear Naked Choke), 1st round 4:27
Lightweight bout: Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher- Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC 127 Main Fight Card

Middleweight bout: Kyle Noke def. Chris Camozzi- Submission (Rear Naked Choke), 1st round 1:35
Welterweight bout:  Brian Ebersole def. Chris Lytle- Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight bout: Dennis Siver def. George Sotiropoulos (29-28, 30-28, 30-27)
Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping def. Jorge Rivera- TKO (strikes), 2nd round 1:54
Welterweight bout: BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch- Majority Draw (29-28 Fitch, 28-28, 28-28)

UFC 118 Results: Frank Edgar vs. BJ Penn Heavyweight Fight Results

UFC 118 Results: Frank Edgar vs. BJ Penn Heavyweight Fight Results – Another mixed martial arts event has just finished on August 28, 2010 at the Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC. Tagged as the UFC 118 Edgar vs. Penn 2, UFC 118 was the first UFC held in Massachusetts particularly at the TD Garden in Boston.

Two great mixed martial arts fighter Frank Edgar and BJ Penn had a great rematch in the lightweight bout championship in this fight. As you may have probably known, Frank Edgar and BJ Penn already faced each other before at UFC 112 held at Yas Island Abu Dhabi, UAE last April 10, 2010. The fight was close back then and the scores were 50-45, 49-46 and 48-47, all in favor for Frank Edgar.

Frank Edgar and BJ Penn 2 fight lasted until the fifth round where once again, Frank Edgar won via unanimous decision retaining his UFC 118 lightweight champion title with scores of 50-45, 50-45 and 50-45 from the judges.

As I was watching the fight, it was clearly seen that BJ Penn was frustrated after the first five minutes and his situation did not improve. His opponent, Frank Edgar scored with two- and three-punch combinations throughout the fight, delivered strong takedowns in the first and second rounds and dominated the revered Hawaiian in virtually every phase of the sport as reported by Sherdog.

In the course of the fight, Frank Edgar committed a mistake during the 25th minute of the match as he left himself open for a takedown inside the first 15 seconds of round four. However, Edgar was able to return to his feet and he quickly threw several punches at BJ Penn. During the scramble in the fifth round, Penn once again delivered a take down but Frank Edgar was able to out maneuver it to be in the top position.

At the end of Round 5, Frank Edgar once again reigned as the UFC Lightweight Champion defeating BJ Penn. For other fight cards at UFC 118, here are their results:

UFC 118 Preliminary Fight Card Results:

– Welterweight bout: Mike Pierce vs. Amilcar Alves (Pierce defeated Alves via submission (cross-body armbar) at 3:11 of round 3)
– Welterweight bout: Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto (Soto defeated Osipczak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
– Middleweight bout: Dan Miller vs. John Salter (Miller defeated Salter via submission (anaconda choke) at 1:53 of round 2.

UFC 118 Preliminary Fight Card (Spike TV) Results:

– Lightweight bout: Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz (Lentz defeated Winner via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
– Lightweight bout: Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger (Lauzon defeated Ruediger via submission (armbar) at 2:01 of round 1

UFC 118 Main Fight Card Results:

* Welterweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis (Diaz defeated Davis via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 4:02 of round 3)

* Lightweight bout: Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard (Maynard defeated Florian via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

* Middleweight bout: Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda (Maia defeated Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

* Heavyweight bout: Randy Couture vs. James Toney (Couture defeated Toney via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:19 of round 1)

Frankie Edgar vs BJ Penn UFC 118 Results and Observations

The result of the rematch between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn for the UFC lightweight championship was almost the same as what we saw at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi. Back then, Edgar used his quickness and all-around fighting skills to beat Penn by a close unanimous decision. Edgar grabbed the UFC lightweight belt from Penn but the upset win was deemed a fluke. Dana White, who is not a fan of immediate rematches, then decided to stage the rematch as soon as possible.

At the TD Garden on Saturday, Edgar retained his lightweight crown in dominating fashion. Penn looked uninspired while Edgar clearly was the better fighter in all areas. Edgar scored takedowns against Penn who is one of the best takedown defenders in the UFC. Edgar used his quickness to connect punches and kicks while Penn could hardly catch up with his quickness.

Penn should at this point evaluate his options. Although he is considered one of the best lightweight fighters in the UF, he may no longer be the best lightweight today. Frankie Edgar has validated his spot as the best lightweight today. A rematch with Gray Maynard who earlier defeated Kenny Florian should be interesting. Maynard is the only fighter who has dealt Edgar a career loss in his young MMA career.

Maynard will be fighting a different Frankie Edgar who has vastly improved each fight. For UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar, avenging his lone loss by beating Maynard conviningly will surely be on his mind.

UFC 118 Proves That Frankie Edgar Is The Answer

The UFC 118 rematch that featured Frankie Edgar defending his UFC lightweight title against BJ Penn ended with the same result. Edgar took the title away from Penn at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi by unanimous decision. The decision in their first match was close that there were doubts about Edgar’s legitimacy as a lightweight great and as champion.

Their second meeting on Saturday showed the same result but this time around, Edgar won in convincing fashion. All three judges scored it 50-45, the same way I would have scored the fight.

Edgar beat the legendary BJ Penn in all areas. The diminutive lightweight champion showed that he was the better striker and grappler. BJ Penn is  tough takedown defender but Edgar managed to take him down several times. Penn was also clearly outpunched through five rounds.

Edgar is now set to defend his title against earlier lightweight eliminator winner Gray Maynard, who beat Kenny Florian in the same fight card. Maynard is the only fighter who has beaten Edgar but that was two years ago. Edgar has since then improved and is a much different fighter.

Gray Maynard is not known to be an exciting fighter but this should be an interesting matchup. It is a opportunity for Edgar to avenge his lone career loss or it could be Maynard’s turn to get hold of the lightweight title.

Gray Maynard vs Kenny Florian UFC 118 Results: Maynard By Decision

UFC 118 at the TD Garden in Boston has for its main card four of the supposed best UFC lightweights. The main event features Frankie Edgar defending his lightweight crown against BJ Penn. A co-main event has boxing and mixed martial arts represented by heavyweight boxer James Toney and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture resepectively.

In another lightweight match, Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard faced off for top contender spot. The winner gets a chance to challenge the winner of the Edgar-Penn rematch in the future. I had Florian as the favorite based on his well-rounded skills. Maynard comes off as a boring fighter using mostly wrestling to secure wins. Maynard is undefeated with 11 wins (8-0 in the UFC) but has not won many fans.

The Florian-Maynard ended up with a unanimous decision win for Maynard, using his superior wrestling to control the match. This is another disappointing loss for Florian as he has lost all the important fights in his career.

Diego Sanchez beat Florian in The Ultimate Fighter finale. Florian then worked on his game and was given two title shots with Sean Sherk and BJ Penn which he also botched. His first fight in his hometown and a chance for another title shot ended up being a bust as well. Florian will have to climb back to earn another title shot.

As for Maynard, he may have to wait for the winner of the rematch. Facing BJ Penn could be more difficult since he has already defeated Frankie Edgar in the past at the Ultimate Fight Night 13.

UFC 118 Fight Card: Randy Couture vs James Toney, Frankie Edgar vs BJ Penn

The Ultimate Fighting Championship brings mixed martial arts to Boston fight fans with UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Saturday. This pay-per-view event features a freakish co-main event where boxing meets mixed martial arts. Randy Couture, a UFC legend and 5-time champion faces heavyweight boxing champ James Toney. The main event is a rematch between UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn, the man Edgar beat at UFC 112 to claim the crown.

Randy Couture vs James Toney

Expect the Couture vs Toney fight to be a tactical fight for Couture. Toney is the more dangerous boxer who has increased his puncher’s chance with the use of 4-ounce MMA gloves. Couture is the more well-rounded fighter who can finish off Toney in so many different ways. Couture will have to adjust his dirty boxing knowing that Toney can knock him out in the clinch. For Toney, he will have to time his punch to land that clear shot on Couture. Toney will also have to adjust his fighting stance to stay away from Couture’s leg kicks and takedowns. I see Couture finishing off the fight by submission.

Frankie Edgar vs BJ Penn

The rematch should be an interesting one. Expect BJ Penn to come out more aggressive being the challenger this time. He has to realize that he cannot match up with the quickness of Frankie Edgar. Defending champion Edgar has improved each fight but has ironically been installed as an underdog. BJ Penn should win this rematch, if he can catch Edgar. Granted that Edgar executes his game plan well, then he may just defend his title by unanimous decision once again.

UFC 118: BJ Penn vs Frankie Edgar and Randy Couture vs James Toney

UFC 118: BJ Penn vs Frankie Edgar and Randy Couture vs James Toney – The UFC 118 is now on the way and by the looks of it we will have a very interesting UFC match today. The former boxing champ James Toney had entered a new sports and will try to defeat one of the greatest legends of UFC, Randy Couture.

On the Lightweight match former champion BJ Penn will try to regain the title he lost last April 2010 from Frankie Edgar. The preliminary cards is over and we are entering the main card and everything from herein will be total mayhem.

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 is being held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The Third UFC Fan Expo is also being held to coincide with this event. This is also the first UFC held in Massachusetts.

Here are the UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn Preliminary results:

Preliminary card

Welterweight bout: United States Mike Pierce vs. Brazil Amilcar Alves: Pierce defeated Alves via submission (cross-body armbar) at 3:11 of round 3.

Welterweight bout: England Nick Osipczak vs. United States Greg Soto: Soto defeated Osipczak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Middleweight bout: United States Dan Miller vs. United States John Salter: Miller defeated Salter via submission (anaconda choke) at 1:53 of round 2.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Lightweight bout: England Andre Winner vs. United States Nik Lentz: Lentz defeated Winner via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).

Lightweight bout: United States Joe Lauzon vs. United States Gabe Ruediger: Lauzon defeated Ruediger via submission (armbar) at 2:01 of round 1.

UFC 118 Weigh In

The weigh in results are in. On Saturday night at the TD Garden in Boston MA, mixed martial arts fight fans are in for another treat with UFC 118. Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing mixed martial arts to a place that used to be a good base for boxing fans.

There have been less interesting boxing events in the last few years paving the way for MMA to rise in popularity. The upcoming UFC 118 is not lacking in star power and it also features some interesting matchups.

In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar defends his crown against former champion BJ Penn in a rematch that would cement the status of the eventual winner. Penn is favored to reclaim his lighweight title to validate himself as the greatest lightweight champion. Edgar may not be a pushover with improvements seen in him in each fight.

The co-main event has boxing champion James Toney facing legendary UFC fighter Randy Couture in a heavyweight match. This may turn out to be a boxing vs. MMA match. Couture is the odds on favorite but Toney has a “puncher’s chance” to score an upset knockout victory.

Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard dispute top contender spot for the lightweight crown. The winner of the Florian-Maynard match will set him up with a championship match with the winner of the Edgar-Penn rematch.

Weigh in results:

Frankie Edgar, 154 vs. B.J. Penn, 154.

James Toney, 237 vs. Randy Couture, 220.

Gray Maynard, 156 vs. Kenny Florian, 156.

Nathan Diaz, 171 vs. Marcus Davis, 170.

Mario Miranda, 185 vs. Demian Maia, 184.

Gabe Ruediger, 155 vs. Joe Lauzon, 156.

Nik Lentz, 155 vs. Andre Winner, 154.

John Salter, 185 vs. Dan Miller, 185.

Greg Soto, 170 vs. Nick Osipczak, 171.

Amilcar Alves 171 vs. Mike Pierce, 171.

Boston Welcomes UFC 118

The much awaited mixed martial arts match is finally taking place. For the first time, the event would be happening at the TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts. August 28, 2010, he clash of awesome fighters would be witnessed by all UFC fans. It has been expected that this phenomena comes along with the third UFC Fan Expo.

Among the much awaited fights would be the re-match between BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar for the Lightweight belt. They faced each other in UFC 112 wherein Edgar was able to grab the belt from Penn via unanimous decision win. Penn would see to it that he would be able to get is title back. However, Edgar would surely not let him do it.

Randy Couture would also be fighting in here against James Toney for the Heavyweight bout. Couture who has been famous in UFC was a former a three-time heavyweight champion and a two-time light-heavyweight champion. Awesome record for an awesome fighter. James Toney on the other hand is the current IBA Heavyweight champion. He is a professional boxer who wants to prove to everyone that he could have a place in mixed martial arts. Boxing wise, he already got his limelight but in mixed martial arts, everyone has been longing to find out if he can do the same.

UFC fans could witness the event live TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts August 28, 2010. For those who can’t make it, local TV channels would be airing it live or better yet watch UFC 118 Live Stream online on various sports websites.

UFC 118: Frankie Edgar vs. B J Penn Analysis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship brings UFC to Boston for the first time with UFC 118 on Saturday at the TD Garden. The main event features a rematch between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn who is out to reclaim the crown he lost to Edgar at UFC 112.

Penn is favored to win back the title by coming into the fight more motivated than before. In their first meeting at UFC 112, Penn was favored to win against Edgar as he was thought to be unbeatable at lightweight. Frankie Edgar scored an upset unanimous decision win with better striking and at the same time using his quickness to stay away from Penn’s range.

While Penn is expected to come back stronger, there is no denying the fact that current champion Frankie Edgar has been improving every game. He has not received the due respect as a champion but his 12-1 record (7-1 at UFC) is quite impressive.

Penn is touted as the best UFC lightweight champion and Kenny Florian one of the lightweight greats who has not won the belt. Frankie Edgar deserves to be one of the lightweight greats too and he can validate this with another win over Penn on Saturday.