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.

Randy Couture vs James Toney UFC 118 Results: Couture By Triangle Choke Submission

Many thought the UFC 118 co-main event match between Randy Couture and James Toney was a joke and I would tend to agree. At UFC 118 in Boston, the joke is on Toney as his trash talking did not take him anywhere beyond the first round.

The fight was intriguing with hype on a boxing versus mixed martial arts bout. James Toney being a heavyweight boxing champ had a puncher’s chance to pull off an upset knockout win and the four-ounce gloves would be to his advantage.   

Randy Couture is just way too smart and experienced for Toney to land any clean punch. In the opening seconds of the first round, Couture easily took James down and worked from there. Toney could not offer any defense at all as Couture was simply taking full control of the fight on the ground. By the 3:19 mark, it was all over as Couture submitted Toney with a triangle choke.

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.

James Toney vs. Randy Couture Fight Video Results at UFC 118

James Toney vs. Randy Couture Fight Video Results at UFC 118- One of the highlights of the recently held UFC 118 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts is the heavyweight bout between Randy Couture vs. James Toney.

Randy Couture once again proved to all his fans that he is the undisputed heavyweight champion in UFC. A lot of UFC fans and viewers were surprised as Couture beat Toney early in the match at 3:19 on Round 1 through an arm-triangle choke.

During the first 30 seconds of the match, Randy Couture aimed for a single-leg takedown as he put Toney on his back and moved immediately to mount. This was clearly seen in the fight video. Toney held onto Couture as he pounded away. Couture then landed several shots from the top position but Toney held on and tried to use the fence to get up. During this time, Couture stayed on top and landed a couple of punches at Toney’s body to soften him. Below is the picture of Randy Couture vs. James Toney fight as Couture takes down Toney:

After a brief readjustment, Couture then locked up the choke, and held on for the moment. He passed to the side and threw away more punches in Toney’s face as he waited for the tapout of referee Mario Yamasaki. The match ended with Randy Couture as the winner.

Upon his defeat, Toney credited his opponent Couture as he vowed to return in the Octagon telling that he is not a quitter saying: “I didn’t expect him to be so aggressive at first. He just caught me. He got me on the ground, and I couldn’t get out of the triangle choke. But I’ll be back. I ain’t no quitter.”

Meanwhile, on his victory, Couture said that his training on his arm-triangle for over a year now worked saying: “This is exactly what we trained to do. No one really shoots a low single in MMA. I knew with James’ boxing stance a low single would probably be there, and it worked. I’ve worked on that arm-triangle for over a year now, so to finally get it, it was awesome.”

If you want to have a recap of what transpired in the match, you can watch the Randy Couture vs. James Toney fight video here. Just be patient because there is an advertisement before you can view the actual video. Congratulations to Randy Couture! That was a quick match against James Toney!

For the rest of the UFC 118 results including the main card between Frank Edgar vs. BJ Penn, you can go here.

Frankie Edgar vs BJ Penn UFC 118 Results: Edgar Retains Belt With Unanimous Decision

Only a few people gave UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar a chance to retain his belt against former UFC lightweight champ BJ Penn. Their first meeting in Abu Dhabi at UFC 112 was a close unanimous decision win for Edgar. In their first championship match, Edgar used his quickness to land efficient strikes and at the same time stay away from BJ Penn.

The rematch between Edgar and Penn yielded the same results with Edgar scoring another unanimous decision win. What makes this different from their first match is that Edgar clearly won all rounds against Penn. I would score it a shutout, 5-0 in favor of Edgar.

This rematch victory should cement Frankie Edgar’s status as an elite fighter. Only a few gave him the respect that a champion deserves but his win over Penn should validate the fact that Frankie Edgar is for real. He has improved in each fight. His next title defense will most likely be against Gray Maynard, the only fighter who has defeated him.

Maynard is undefeated but with Edgar’s improvement, their future title match would be totally different.