It's Official: BJ Penn to Defend 155-Pound Title Against Frankie Edgar

MMAFighting gets the scoop:

Dana White confirmed that Edgar will receive the next 155-pound title shot against champion BJ Penn. There had been talk of Gray Maynard facing Penn next, but in a video interview shot Tuesday in New York City, White said he didn't think Maynard was 100% ready to fight for the title just yet.

Check out the Gray Maynard video interview after the jump.

BJ Penn (15-5-1)
Win Diego Sanchez - Technical Knock Out UFC 107 Dec-12-2009 5 2:32  
Win Kenny Florian - Submission (Choke) UFC 101 Aug-8-2009 4 3:54
Frank Edgar (11-1)
Win Matt Veach - Submission (Choke) TUF FINALE  Dec-5-2009 2 2:22  
Win Sean Sherk - Unanimous Decision UFC 98 May-23-2009 3 5:00

UFC 112 now includes:

- BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar
- Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort
- Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie
- Kendall Grove vs. TBA

HT: mmafighting.com, foxnews.com/fightgame
UFC 112 coverage

HT: sherdog.com (at the 2:25 min mark)

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