Welcome to the 6th Round Retro Post-Fight Show. This is the show that digs into the archives and gives you a comprehensive review of classic MMA events, that span as far back as UFC 1. Join Eddie Mercado & Victor Rodriguez as they relive the UFC 118: ‘Edgar vs. Penn 2’ PPV (pay-per-view) event this week, complete with results, analysis, and of course a few laughs.
As mentioned, this week we feature the August 28th., 2010, UFC 118: ‘Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar vs. BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn’ PPV event, (last episode we covered SUPERBRAWL 41: ICON ‘Lawler vs. Vitale’). This event we’re covering today was a jam-packed ten-bout card, half of which of which were exciting submissions, and the other half all went to Decision. The show went down from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
The main event that night showcased a battle for the UFC Lightweight Championship with MMA icons Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn battling it out for the title that night, going the entire five rounds and handing it over to the judges scorecards. Edgar was able to secure the ‘W’ via Unanimous Decision to the talented BJ Penn. Lawler had performed fairly well in his UFC run prior to this bout, having won six of his seven UFC bouts at this point in his fledgling career, plus a ‘TUF 10 Finale’ win, and wins in Reality Fighting, Ring of Combat and Sportfighting, as well. ‘The Prodigy’ was entering the octagon after a brief four-month break, which was in-between their first bout at ‘UFC 112: Invincible’, where #Edgar walked away with the ‘W’ via Unanimous Decision as well.
In the co-main event, we watched Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture quickly submit boxing great, James ‘Lights Out’ Toney, in his UFC debut with a Round 1 arm-triangle choke. To refresh your memory, at this point #Couture had a 15-5 fight record in the UFC, his five losses to date included names such as Matt Hughes, twice to GSP, Lyoto Machida, and way back in 2002 a Majority Decision loss to Jens Pulver. Toney has never fought in the UFC again, although he achieved so many boxing accomplishments, a career in MMA was unnecessary at that point in his legendary combat sports career.
The rest of the card was stellar, with the five main card bouts shown on the PPV broadcast & the prelims available via SPIKETV, including names we now know well, such as: Demian Maia, Gray Maynard, Kenny Florian, Nate Diaz, Joe Lauzon, Nik Lentz, and Dan Miller.
The venue consisted of Mike Goldberg & Joe Rogan at the announcers table, Bruce Buffer as the Ring Announcer and it brought in a live gate of $2,800,000 with 14,168 in attendance, while 535,000 tuned in via the PPV and 1.1M viewers caught the prelims on Spike TV. Let’s check it out...
Let’s also take a look at the card, complete with fight results:
MAIN CARD PPV:
10. MAIN EVENT UFC Lightweight Championship: Frankie Edgar DEF. BJ Penn via DEC, unanimous / 5 rounds
9. Co-Main: Randy Couture DEF. James Toney via SUB-Arm-Triangle Choke at 3:19 of Rd 1 - 265 lbs
8. Demian Maia DEF. Mario Miranda via DEC-Unanimous - 185 lbs
7. Gray Maynard DEF. Kenny Florian via DEC-Unanimous - 155 lbs
6. Nate Diaz DEF. Marcus Davis via SUB-Guillotine Choke at 4:02 of Rd 3, Total 14:02 - 170 lbs
PRELIMS - SPIKE TV:
5. Joe Lauzon DEF. Gabe Ruediger via SUB-Armbar at 2:01 of Rd 1 - 155 lbs
4. Nik Lentz DEF. Andre Winner via DEC-Unanimous - 155 lbs
3. Dan Miller DEF. John Salter via SUB-Guillotine Choke at 1:53 of Rd 2, Total 6:53 - 185 lbs
2. Greg Soto DEF. Nick Osipczak via DEC-Unanimous - 170 lbs
1. Mike Pierce DEF. Amilcar Alves via SUB-Straight Armbar at 3:11 of Rd 3, Total 13:11 - 170 lbs
Well, fight fans, we have been with you now for 21 weeks of solid fights in a row since July 11th, now we get a three-week break until the UFC returns on January 16th in the New Year. In the meantime, be sure to watch for a few more episodes of our 6th Round Retro Post-Fight Show planned for the couple Mondays, plus — The Mookie & Crookie Show on Tuesdays, The Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast on Wednesdays, some fun MMA Depressed-Us shows over the next three Thursdays and more of The Level Change Podcast... no promises, but there is even rumor of a Retrospective Show in some format about the Contender Series. In the meantime, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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