Sunday, Aug 29, 2010
Edgar Outscores Penn; Couture Taps Out Toney
By FCF Staff Boston, Massachusetts: Frankie Edgar hit home tonight that he is indeed well deserving of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Championship, as the New Jersey fighter once again worked his way to a Unanimous Decision victory over the highly renowned BJ Penn. Utilizing effective footwork, precise counter striking and his accomplished wrestling skills, Edgar was consistently one or two steps ahead of Penn throughout tonight’s five round rematch. Aside from being taken down a couple of times later in the bout, Edgar appeared to have little difficulties outscoring Penn, defending his lightweight crown with a unanimous 50-45 score from the judges.
In the other co-main event for UFC 118, as expected, the legendary Randy “The Natural” Couture had little difficulties working his way to a first round victory over boxing champion James Toney. Moments into the heavyweight tilt Couture immediately took Toney to the ground with a single leg takedown, and after punishing the MMA new comer with strikes, Couture began working for on an arm-triangle-choke. Although Toney attempted to fight through the technique, Couture eventually tightened up the submission, forcing the outspoken pugilist to tap out at just 3:10 of the first round.
Here are the results for tonight’s UFC 118 broadcast:
Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
Randy Couture def. James Toney via Submission (arm-triangle choke) – R1, 3:19
Demian Maia def. Mario Miranda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gray Maynard def. Kenny Florian via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nate Diaz def. Marcus Davis via Submission (guillotine) – R3, 4:02
Joe Lauzon def. Gabe Ruediger via Submission (armbar) – R1, 2:01
Nik Lentz def. Andre Winner via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Dan Miller def. John Salter via Submission (anaconda choke) – R2, 1:53.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:23 am