Frank Edgar's Win Over BJ Penn Nominated for 2010 ESPYs Upset of the Year

Frank Edgar’s Win Over BJ Penn Nominated for 2010 ESPYs Upset of the Year

Category: MMA


When Frankie Edgar met BJ Penn in the co-main event of UFC 112 last April 10, 2010 at Abu Dhabi, no one gave him a chance to win.

After all, Penn has defended his UFC lightweight title three consecutive times against top competition: Sean Sherk, Kenny Florian and Diego Sanchez.

Penn is also regarded at that time as the #1 lightweight in the world and was only the second fighter to win UFC titles in two different weight classes (Randy Couture is the other).

After the three-round match, the judges’ scorecards tell the story. Edgar defeated BJ Penn by unanimous decision in a bout that was so lopsided that one judge even gave him a score of 50-45! The other judges scored it 49-46 and 48-47.

Edgar’s performance merited him a nomination for the 2010 ESPY Upset of the Year.

The award is presented to the sportsperson or team, irrespective of gender or sport contested, adjudged to have completed the best, most impressive, or most significant upset in a given year.

Other nominees include:

* Hawaii softball upsets #1 Alabama, NCAA Softball

* Northern Iowa shocks No. 1 Kansas, NCAA Men’s Basketball

* Y. E. Yang stuns Tiger Woods, PGA Championship

Check out the Frank Edgar vs BJ Penn video on the link given.

Penn will be given a rematch in the main event of UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 this August 28, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The 2010 ESPY Awards is on July 14, 9 PM at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles California. It will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers.


UPDATE: The ESPYs has wrapped up!

Northern Iowa’s shocking of # 1 Kansas in the 2010 NCAA Tournament is named the Best Upset.

Check out the complete list of winners.

Check out the ESPY Awards 2010 replay highlights.

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