UFC 112 | Frankie Edgar is the New UFC Lightweight Champion!Category: MMA
B.J. Penn was not nicknamed “The Prodigy” for nothing.
After starting his UFC Hall of Fame career with three quick knockouts in his first three fights, he went to become one of the best mixed-martial artists ever having been only the second fighter to win UFC titles in two different weight classes (Randy Couture is the other).
He is the current UFC lightweight champion and has already defended it three consecutive times against top competition.
At the co-main event of UFC 112: Invincible, Frankie Edgar will try to provide “The Answer” on how to defeat Penn. He was also the welterweight champion in 2004.
He is an exciting fighter who is not afraid to mix it up.
Penn (15 wins-5 losses-1 draw) is an expert Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner becoming the first non-Brazilian to win the black-belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is currently ranked by Sherdog and MMAWeekly as the #1 Lightweight fighter in the world. His stamina and conditioning were always questioned but he silenced his critics in a wonderful performance against Kenny Florian at UFC 101 and against Diego Sanchez at UFC 107.
Edgar (11 wins-1 loss) is a submission specialist who has been in three UFC Fight of the Night battles. The most recent being his The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale bout against Matt Veach where he won via Submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 2.
Watch UFC 112 LIVE stream FREE onSaturday, April 10, 2010 – 1 PM ET/10 PM PT with REPLAY at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT / 3AM BST at the Concert Arena, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
UPDATE April 10, 2010: Frankie Edgar defeats BJ Penn by unanimous decision to become the new UFC lightweight champion of the world.
It was a disappointing performance by Penn. Edgar even got a score of 50-45 from one of the judges!
Check out the BJ Penn vs Frankie Edgar video below:
You can also watch the following UFC 112 videos once available:
UPDATE July 12, 2010: This performance by Frankie Edgar was nominated for the 2010 ESPY Upset of the Year award.
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