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Report: Penn vs. Edgar II Confirmed for UFC 118 in Boston

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Fighters Only breaks it:

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn will get his rematch with Frankie Edgar on August 28th, Fighters Only can reveal after speaking with several key sources. The fight will headline UFC 118, the UFC’s first card in Boston, Massachusetts.

When this rumor first emerged, we weren’t sure if Penn should get an immediate rematch with Edgar simply by virtue of being BJ Penn. But the more we think about it, the more it makes sense. Penn may still be the #1-ranked lightweight in world at this point — judging from the poll on our homepage, 65% of you agree with that assessment — and making him whoop another contender to "earn" his shot is kind of a waste of everybody’s time. Besides, Penn vs. Edgar II is the only logical fight from a promotional standpoint. When you’re headlining a card with a title fight, at least one of the participants should be a star. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II doesn’t really fit that criteria.

As for Maynard, the Boston Globe published a report that he’ll be facing Kenny Florian at the same event, but they quickly retracted it, possibly after getting smacked down by the UFC. It would be a great matchup, though we’d hate to see Maynard lose his top-contender spot to a guy who’s already had two shots at the belt. Still, it’s Boston, and Ken-Flo is going to have to beat up somebody in his hometown…

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snowden- April 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm
That's the matchup I most wanna see. But does BJ really deserve a rematch??? The UFC's definitely hoping that BJ will beat Frankie in the rematch like GSP w/ Serra.
ghostboner- April 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm
So it kind of seems like Penn is the golden boy. I mean yeah it was close, but consensus is than Edgar won. I guess a rematch is the only fight that really makes sense. It just seems like Frankie is always fighting the uphill battle.

@thekid - Jew nose. So funny. But I also have a toucan beak, so it kind of stung. But funny is always first priority.
Fedor Penn- April 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Penn by rnc rd 2 and then punish Maynard and then move up to welterweight.
El Famous Burrito- April 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm
Yeah, but as Brett Rogers showed us, it doesn't work on black people.

fiveforfive- April 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm
Holy shit did I just make a difference in this world? The cagepotato ban is so powerful, I can't wait to abuse it.
justscrappin- April 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm
You changed the pic...and attempted a funny caption? How pathetic....just pathetic too...I enjoy that your trying....please love me!
dranokills- April 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm
who has this penn fellow fought recently that he deserves a shot at the champ? Geez they will just put any fucking body in there ...damn UFC!
El Famous Burrito- April 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Years later, when we all have ungrateful readers of our own, we're going to look back on the good old days here, and realize how great we had it.

Not today though.

Today, I'm going to be the jerky kid that whines that we got Coleco-vision when we wanted a Goddammned Nintendo!!!!
WILLIEX- April 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm
I would also say Florian VS Sanchez 2 in Boston
Cock_Chestnar- April 20, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Edgar looks like he's standing beside BJ, but really i think he's caught in the gravitational pull and is obiting around BJ's oversized melon.
ReX13- April 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm
Ben>> No, probably not. But we acknowledge that you're trying.

You're probably going to make El Famous Burrito cry now, though. If i remember my childhood well enough, you should probably have new dad stomp around, yell some stuff, and then storm out. Calms those kids right the fuck down.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm
I can't tell if the new picture makes my stupid caption better or worse... but the new caption sucks almost as much ass as the new picture. Is that New Jersey in the background?
Super-Drunk Punch- April 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm
Thanks Ben!!
ben- April 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm
"CAGEPOTATO BAN: Posting photos without at least attempting some kind of hilarious caption." Happy now, you savages??
ccman- April 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Fuckers, i make a caption and you change the picture? I want BF back now fuckers... now!!
Mr_Misanthropy- April 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm
"Baby Jay "mystifyin' Hawaiian" Penn blows out his crumpin blister, a critical error in his routine, giving up and comer Frankie "crazy legs" Edgar the world title at the annual Abu Dhabi Crumpin Club World Championship. Winner receives a bottle of fine cognac and a year supply of mentholated blunt wraps."
ccman- April 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm
"Frankie Edgar lands a counter after a first round adjustment of standing on hi-c cans"
thekid- April 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm
Saw Ariel Helwani at the Juno awards this weekend... Poor guy thought he was nominated for an award. I had to explain it was JuNo awards, not Jew-Nose awards hhaaaa ZING!
ReX13- April 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Smitty>> Hell yeah, New Dad lets us get away with anything!
Smitty- April 20, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Can we give Burrito a T-shirt for being funny, while not being funny on purpose or, is that against the rules?
Flatt2u- April 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm
I'd like to see Florian get a 2nd crack at Diego "Dirty" Sanchez in Boston. The crowd would eat it up.
ReX13- April 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm
Let me also add my name to the list of those who want to see Maynard-Florian. I'm not even worried about lay and pray, since Kenny's got some great jits. Bring on Gray "The Herpesaur" Maynard! War KenFlo!
NOTSOB- April 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm
When do you think the tickets will go on sale!! I MUST GET SOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Viva Hate- April 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Can’t wait! I will be there wearing only my finest CP t-shirt, I keep it classy like that yo!
El Guapo- April 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
"We want an immediate rematch,(SILENCE)...In Hawaii."(MORE SILENCE)

"Boston's on the Big Island, right Bruddha?"(CRICKETS CHIRPING)