'UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II' Preview & Predictions

The Ultimate Fighting Championship invades Boston, Massachusetts for the first time when they enter the cage at the TD Garden for “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II.”

In the main event, Frankie Edgar will look to silence the critics and prove that his win at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi, where he captured BJ Penn’s title, was no joke. Penn will also be looking to make a point of his own as he goes out to get his title back.

The night’s co-main event is one of the most anticipated matches of the year as UFC Hall of Famer and 5-time world champion Randy Couture welcomes the loud-mouthed and highly decorated world champion boxer James “Lights Out” Toney to the octagon.

Also on the card is a lightweight fight between Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard to determine the division’s next number one contender, Demain Maia will look to bounce back from his unsuccessful attempt at the 185-pound title as he faces off against Mario Miranda, and Nate Diaz will throw down with Marcus Davis in a welterweight bout.

Here are the predictions for UFC 118:

MAIN CARD

    • MAIN EVENT: Champ Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn (for lightweight title)

    PREDICTION: BJ Penn def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision

      • Randy Couture vs. James Toney

      PREDICTION: Randy Couture def. James Toney via second-round TKO

        • Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda

        PREDICTION: Demian Maia def. Mario Miranda via first-round submission

          • Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard

          PREDICTION: Kenny Florian def. Gray Maynard via unanimous decision

            • Marcus Davis vs. Nate Diaz

            PREDICTION: Nate Diaz def. Marcus Davis via first-round TKO

            BONUS PICKS (Spike TV Prelims):

              • Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger

              PREDICTION: Joe Lauzon def. Gabe Ruediger via second-round submission

                • Nik Lentz vs. Andre Winner

                PREDICTION: Andre Winner def. Nik Lentz via first-round TKO

                Tags: BJ Penn Boxing Demian Maia Frank Edgar Gray Maynard James Toney Joe Lauzon Kenny Florian Lightweight Title Marcus Davis MMA Nate Diaz Randy Couture UFC UFC 118 UFC In Boston

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