UFC 118 is an incredible fight card. Dana White has to be given congratulations for putting this card together. UFC 118 will be seen on pay per view on August 28 and will be in Boston, MA. Get some friends together, have a party at your house, or enjoy the show at a local sports bar.
The Main Event
Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn- The Rematch
Frankie Edgar schooled BJ Penn in their last fight at UFC 112 this past April to win the UFC Lightweight championship. BJ Penn wants his belt back and he will be coming out for revenge. There are a few questions you have to ask yourself. Is Frankie Edgar that much better than BJ Penn? Was BJ Penn unprepared and not ready for the assault he took from Edgar? Did BJ Penn lose a step? He used to be unbeatable in the UFC lightweight division. This rematch vs. Edgar will show us a lot about BJ Penn. Did we see the real BJ Penn at UFC 112 or will we see the real BJ Penn at UFC 118? Let’s not take anything away from Frankie Edgar, he is a great UFC fighter, and he deserved the win. BJ Penn wants revenge, he wants his belt back, and he plans to get it at UFC 118 on August 28th.
Randy Couture vs. James Toney
Captain America is back for another fight at age 47. Eventually the man is going to have to retire from the UFC. This time, Randy Couture gets to fight James Toney. James Toney is a professional boxer and is known as “lights out” James Toney in the boxing world. James Toney is 41 and he really packs a punch. Good thing for Randy Couture, James Toney is an old fighter. He has lost a step or two. If he gets his meat hooks on Randy Couture, Captain America may kiss the canvas once again. Randy Couture will come out in this fight looking to take James Toney to the ground, pound him senseless, and put his lights out. This is Greco wrestling vs. professional boxing. If Randy Couture can stay away from Toney’s punches and control the fight, Randy should win easily. James Toney still has a punchers chance. This fight should go to Randy Couture. If not, expect Randy to retire immediately after the fight.
Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard
Wow! This should be an awesome fight. Gray Maynard is undefeated in the UFC. Maynard has beaten Frankie Edgar, Roger Huerta, and Nate Diaz. The ladder two in split decisions. He is an awesome up and coming fighter in the UFC. Kenny Florian has won eight of his last nine fights. His only loss to BJ Penn out of the nine fights. Kenny Florian has fought the best of the UFC and has a huge experience advantage over Maynard. This could be a coming out fight for Maynard. If he beats Kenny Florian, he is on his way to a shot at the UFC lightweight championship. This is not coincidence having this fight on the same night as the UFC lightweight championship. This should be an awesome fight. This fight could go either way. I believe Kenny Florian will win, but I do think Maynard could produce an upset. He has that much talent. This could possibly be another split decision. Only time will tell.
Marcus Davis vs. Nate Diaz
This will be an interesting fight. Marcus Davis will try to punch Nate Diaz’s head off. On the other hand, Nate Diaz will try to get Marcus Davis to the ground and submit him. Marcus is a knockout fighter. He loves to punch. Nate Diaz is a submission specialist; he loves to show his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This fight should be a good one and could end at any moment. Do not go to the bathroom. Do not blink more than one time. Both fighters are full of action and give it all. I have no prediction for this fight. I believe it will end by knockout or submission. If it goes to the cards, Nate Diaz will win.
Damian Maia vs. Mario Miranda
Mario Miranda is a MMA fighter I know nothing about. He has a good record against mostly no-name MMA fighters. Damian Maia is a very good MMA fighter. He has lost two of his last three fights against great MMA fighters. He is looking for a win to put him on the right path. Mario Miranda should give Damian Maia that chance at UFC 118. I would choose Damian Maia to win this fight easily. I have been wrong before, but this fight has win written all over it for Maia.
Nick Lentz vs. Andre Winner
Dan Miller vs. John Salter
Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto
Mike Pierce vs. Amilcar Alves
Gerald Harris vs. Joe vedepo
Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger
UFC 118 is an awesome fight card. August 28 in Boston, MA should be rocking. If you are a UFC fan, do not miss these fights. Dana White put an incredible fight card together for UFC 118. The results will be online immediately following the end of the action. Enjoy the fights.