Tuesday, July 9, 2019

UFC 118: Pitching a Shutout

Frankie Edgar (Photo: the42.ie)

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 – Boston, Mass. – TD Garden – Aug. 28, 2010

Frankie Edgar ‘s second fight with BJ Penn ended just like the first – with Edgar retaining the UFC lightweight title by unanimous decision.

Unlike their first fight at UFC 112, the scoring was not close. Edgar won 50-45 on all three judges’ scorecards.

Randy “The Natural” Couture won his third fight in a row, defeating boxer James “Lights Out” Toney with an arm triangle choke at the 3:19 mark. This was Toney’s only appearance in the Octagon.

Gray Maynard earned the next shot at the lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Kenny Florian.

Demian Maia also won by unanimous decision, beating Mario Miranda.

Nate Diaz opened the pay-per-view with a technical submission win over “The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis. Diaz won with a guillotine choke in Round 3.

On the pre-show, Nik Lentz beat Andre Winner by unanimous decision. Joe Lauzon defeated Gabe Reudiger with an armbar in just over two minutes.

Dan Miller forced John Salter to submit to an anaconda choke in the second round.

Greg Soto defeated Nick Ocipczak by unanimous decision. Mike Pierce beat Amilcar Alves by submission to an armbar in Round 3.

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