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UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2

  • Frankie Edgar, top, in action against BJ Penn during their lightweight title fight on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the TD Garden in Boston. Edgar retained his title via unanimous decision.

    There is no doubt, Frankie Edgar is for real

    August 29, 2010

    Only time will tell if Frankie Edgar’s performance against B.J. Penn Saturday will finally prove to the masses how good of a mixed martial artist he is. One thing is for sure, though — it certainly proved it do Dana White.

  • Randy Couture, top, in action against James Toney during a UFC heavyweight fight on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the TD Garden in Boston. Couture defeated Toney by first-round triangle choke.

    Even in an easy fight, Randy Couture finds a way to impress

    August 29, 2010

    A heavyweight title fight at UFC 118 showed everyone that professional boxer James Toney still has a lot to learn in mixed martial arts. It also demonstrated that, at 47, Randy Couture might know just about everything there is to know.

  • Frankie Edgar (left) in action against BJ Penn, right, of Hawaii during their lightweight fight at UFC 112 at the Ferrari World theme park on Yas Island, near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, April 10, 2010.

    Breaking down UFC 118: B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar

    August 27, 2010

    Frankie Edgar's two young sons probably won't remember the year their dad fought mixed-martial-arts legend B.J. Penn in back-to-back fights. But Edgar hopes that some day they'll be able to look back on it and smile.

  • Weigh-in blog: James Toney comes in at 237 for UFC 118

    August 27, 2010

    All 20 fighters set to compete at Saturday’s UFC 118 event came in on weight during Friday’s official weigh-in at the Boston TD Garden. One of them did so for the first time.

  • In this photo taken Friday, July 9, 2010, former boxer James Toney is shown at a Mixed Martial Arts training facility in Los Angeles.

    Breaking down UFC 118: Randy Couture vs. James Toney

    August 26, 2010

    If this weekend's heavyweight fight between Randy Couture and James Toney truly is boxing against mixed martial arts, everyone is being pretty nice about it. While the marketing campaign for Saturday's UFC 118 focused on the idea of the two sports competing against one another, the reality is few on either side are viewing it that way.

  • Breaking down UFC 118: Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard

    August 26, 2010

    Kenny Florian has fought for the UFC lightweight title twice. But as far as he's concerned, only one of them counted.

  • Video

    Gary Maynard Interview

    UFC lightweight Gray Maynard discusses his upcoming fight against Kenny Florian at UFC 118.

  • Gray Maynard speaks to the media before an upcoming fight in this file photo.

    Gray Maynard says focus is on Kenny Florian, not lightweight belt

    August 24, 2010

    Gray Maynard doesn’t stand in the octagon after his fights and make demands. But after watching Frankie Edgar take the UFC lightweight belt away from B.J. Penn in April, he pulled out his phone and sent a request to matchmaker Joe Silva.

  • James Toney packs a big punch, but boxer needs more in MMA debut

    August 25, 2010

    One powerful right-hand punch from James Toney could settle the argument. If Toney, the former three-weight boxing world champion, beats legendary mixed martial artist Randy Couture on Saturday at UFC 118 in Boston, it would potentially be more than a black-eye to Couture.

  • Video

    Couture Workout

    Randy Couture prepares for his next fight.

  • Randy Couture relaxes after a work out in preparation for his upcoming fight against James Toney Friday,  August 20, 2010.

    Randy Couture will look to submit James Toney but won’t take him lightly

    August 20, 2010

    Randy Couture remembers what it felt like to receive little credit for all he had accomplished in wrestling when he first transitioned to mixed martial arts. It’s part of the reason the UFC legend is giving former world champion boxer James Toney a chance to beat him in their heavyweight fight on Aug. 28 — even when few others are.

  • BJ Penn: I don’t want to let the sport pass me by

    August 19, 2010

    B.J. Penn has spent the better part of his nine-year mixed-martial-arts career at the absolute top. If the younger athletes flooding into the sport are to take that position away from him, he’s not going to give it up without a fight.

  • Photogallery

    Randy Couture Workout: Aug. 20, 2010

  • Q&A with former champion Randy Couture

    August 9, 2010

    Randy Couture was the guest of honor at a recent question and answer session for UFC fans. Here are some of the highlights from Couture.

  • James Toney works out prior to his fight with WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz on April 26, 2005.

    James Toney says he’s no freak show, wants to be considered best fighter ever

    July 6, 2010

    James Toney will be 42 years old when he makes his professional debut as a mixed martial artist against Randy Couture on Aug. 28 at the TD Garden in Boston. The way he sees it, that leaves him three years. Three years to prove that not only can he cross over from the sport of boxing to MMA, but that he's the greatest pure fighter of all time.