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Event Center: 'UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2' Open Thread, Discussion, Results

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BOSTON - AUGUST 27:  (L-R) UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and opponent BJ Penn face off at the UFC 118 weigh-in at TD Garden on Aug. 27 in Boston.
BOSTON - AUGUST 27: (L-R) UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and opponent BJ Penn face off at the UFC 118 weigh-in at TD Garden on Aug. 27 in Boston.

Join all your favorite MMA For Real community members and staffers starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT (UFC Prelims Live on Spike TV) and 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT (pay-per-view) for our open thread and discussion for tonight's "UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2" which will emanate from TD Garden in Boston.

The show is headlined by a rematch for the UFC lightweight championship between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn and "MMA vs. boxing" match between former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture and former three-division boxing champion and current IBA heavyweight champion James Toney. The show also features a lightweight bout between unbeaten Gray Maynard and former two-time world title challenger Kenny Florian.

Lights Out Radio previewed the show Friday afternoon. You can listen here. Also on Friday, all 20 fighters made weight. You can view the results here.

Fight Card:

Main Card (10 p.m., PPV):
Lightweight Championship: Frankie Edgar d. BJ Penn (Decision/Unanimous) Retains Lightweight Championship
Randy Couture d. James Toney (Submission/Arm-Triangle Choke) R1 3:19
Demian Maia d. Mario Miranda (Decision/Unanimous)
Gray Maynard d. Kenny Florian (Decision/Unanimous)
Nate Diaz d. Marcus Davis (Submission/Guillotine Choke) R3 4:01

UFC Prelims Live (9 p.m., Spike TV):
Joe Lauzon d. Gabe Ruediger (Submission/Armbar) R1 2:01
Nik Lentz d. Andre Winner (Decision/Unanimous)

Preliminary Bouts:
Dan Miller d. John Salter (Submission/Anaconda Choke) R2 1:53
Greg Soto d. Nick Osipczak (Decision/Unanimous)
Mike Pierce d. Amilcar Alves (Submission/Armbar) R3 3:11

Event Trailer:

Event Coverage:

In UFC, it truly is survival of the fittest [The Boston Globe]

Joe Lauzon benefits from time off [Boston Herald]

Pro martial arts fights, expo add summer punch [Boston Herald]

Slow sales shocks Dana White [Boston Herald]

Marcus Davis returns to Hub a new man [Boston Herald]

Toney's Trainer Respects Couture, but Expects 'Knockout in the First' []

Las Vegan Maynard chasing UFC crown [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

MMA pioneer Couture not feeling boxed in by Toney [The Boston Globe]

Local ref's dream KO'd [Boston Herald]

Thornton Shows Florian Around the Garden []

At UFC 118, lightweight champ Frankie Edgar still fighting to prove himself []

Overload of energy in Garden [Boston Herald]

Expo is big hit for fans [Boston Herald]

UFC: Portland boxer Steve Forbes gives his take on Randy Couture-James Toney [The Portland Tribune]

Economy bites into UFC's summer business [Yahoo! Sports]

UFC 118's Gabe Ruediger still dealing with reality-show infamy []

MMA announcer Bruce Buffer makes name for himself []

It's UFC vs. boxing as Randy Couture takes on James Toney [Los Angeles Times]

James Toney set to defend boxing's honor when he jumps into mixed martial arts vs. Randy Couture [New York Daily News]

Four lightweights in spotlight at UFC 118 [The Canadian Press]

Shari making waves in a man's world [Sydney Morning Herald]