UFC 118 Blow by Blow

B.J. Penn (left) lost a close unanimous decision to Frankie Edgar at UFC 112 Abu Dhabi on April 10,...

B.J. Penn (left) lost a close unanimous decision to Frankie Edgar at UFC 112 Abu Dhabi on April 10, 2010. (AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB)

NEIL SPRINGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:33 AM ET

Frankie (The Answer) Edgar defends his lightweight title against former champion (The Prodigy) B.J. Penn in the main event of UFC 118.

Also, current IBA heavyweight titleholder James (Lights Out) Toney makes his MMA debut against Randy (The Natural) Couture.

(The Irish Hand Grenade) Marcus Davis vs. Nate Diaz

Round one

Diaz tags him coming in and starts taunting. Davis catches him with a big right and wobbles him. Davis pounces, but Diaz survives and Davis is bleeding under the eye. Davis lands a stiff straight-left. Diaz catches him with a nice jab, but Davis lands that left again.

Davis delivers another straight-left and blocks a head kick. Double-jab from Davis. Diaz catches him with a one-two. Diaz shoots for a takedown, but Davis avoids it. They exchange shots and Diaz shoots again. Davis prevents the takedown.

Diaz starts tagging him and Davis is having trouble with the Diaz's reach advantage. Davis lands another straight-left, though. Both guys are bleeding as the round ends.

Round two

Davis has a big cut over his eye, but the doctor lets the fight continue.

Davis catches him with another left-straight, but Diaz starts tagging him from a distance again. Diaz tries for a takedown and clinches him on the cage. Diaz drops for a single, but Davis defends against it and breaks free.

Davis lands another left. Diaz lands a flurry that ends with an uppercut. Big body shot from Davis. Diaz keeps tagging him from a distance. Davis moves forward and lands an overhand left. Diaz with a neck-snapping jab.

They trade leg kicks, but Diaz keeps landing his jab at will. Davis' face is covered in blood. Diaz clinches him against the fence. He drops for a takedown and eventually gets him to the mat as the round ends.

Round three

Davis' eye is swollen shut now. Diaz starts tagging him, but Davis delivers a lunging right-hook. Davis lands a leg kick, but eats a one-two.

Diaz presses him against the fence again, but Davis breaks free. Stiff jab from Diaz. Diaz is just landing constant flurries here. Davis needs something big.

Leg kick followed by a straight-left from Davis. Nice body kick from Diaz. He finally gets Davis down and starts working some ground-and-pound.

Diaz sinks in a guillotine choke and Davis isn't tapping. The ref checks him and Davis is out!

Winner: Nate Diaz by third-round submission (guillotine choke)

Kenny (KenFlo) Florian vs. Gray (The Bully) Maynard

Round one

Florian starts with a low base to avoid the takedown. Maynard blocks a head kick attempt. Maynard tries a big overhand right, but misses. Florian lands a couple slapping leg kicks. Both guys are incredibly tentative right now.

Florian with another leg kick. Florian lands a right uppercut that stuns Maynard. Another leg kicks from Florian. Maynard shoots and presses Florian against the cage. Maynard picks him up and slams him down. Maynard stacks his head against the fence and unloads with a few punches from the top as the round ends.

Round two

Maynard whiffs on a left hook, but blocks a head kick. Florian lands a jab. Another head kick is blocked. Big body kick catches Maynard in the arm and ribs.

Florian tries for a takedown, but is clipped with a hook. Maynard shoots and gets Florian to the mat. Florian wall-walks back to his feet, but is tripped back down.

Maynard is now in side-control and Florian is bleeding. Maynard lands a short elbow. Florian brings him back to half-guard. Maynard stacks him against the cage and stands up to rain down punches. Florian tags him off his back, but Maynard is still hammering away. Another good round for Maynard.

Round three

Florian needs something big here.

Florian lands a body punch. Maynard blocks a head kick and dodges a jab. Another head kick is blocked. Maynard shoots and takes him right back down again.

Maynard works in punches to the body before standing up to rain down with more shots. He continues pounding away. Maynard delivers more strikes to the body. He stands up again and clips Florian with a big right.

Florian manages to get back to his feet, but that's short lived. Florian tries for an omoplata, but Maynard pops his arm out. Florian locks his legs around the shoulder for another omoplata, but Maynard stays postured and slips the arm out.

Winner: Gray Maynard by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda

Round one

Miranda tries a head kick, but it's blocked. Maia clinches him againse the cage and gets the takedown. Maia delivers knees to the body. Miranda gets back to his feet, but Maia puts him on the mat again.

Maia lands short punches to the face and takes Miranda's back. Maia tries some punches, but Miranda blocks with his hand. Miranda stands up, but Maia jumps on his back. Maia switches to an armbar, but Miranda pops his arm out. Maia with a nice leg kick.

Maia presses him against the cage again. He tags Miranda with a nice uppercut. Miranda misses a big looping right hook. Leg kick from Miranda. He follows with another. And another. Maia lands one of his own as the round ends.

Round two

Miranda starts with a leg kick. They trade knees off a clinch attempt. Maia grabs a single-leg and trips him down. Miranda pops back up, but Maia puts him on his back.

Maia lands some stiff punches to the face. Maia takes full-mount, but Miranda is sitting up. Maia brings him to the mat and this is not a good spot for Miranda. Maia works in some punches and elbows from the mount.

Maia slips his leg under Miranda's head and looks to be working for a triangle choke. Maia gives that up and returns to mount. Maia grabs an armbar, but Miranda slips out. Miranda tries some punches as the round ends.

Round three

Miranda needs to finish him. Maia grabs a leg and drags him to the mat. Maia immediately takes his back and sinks in the hooks. Maia switches to a body triangle. He gives that up and goes back to the hooks. Maia pounds away and tries to isolate the right arm. Miranda pops his arm out and gets back to his feet. Maia immediately butt-flops and is forced to stand back up. Maia looks tired.

They exchange punches. Maia drops down and trips him back to the mat. Maia takes full-mount without much resistance. Miranda is looking tired. Maia gets the armbar, but Miranda spins out as the round ends.

Winner: Demian Maia by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Randy (The Natural) Couture vs. James (Lights Out) Toney

Round one

Toney is keeping a low base, but Couture ankle-picks him and takes the mull-mount. Couture starts working in punches. Couture postures up and unloads with a few big shots. Couture pushes him against the fence. He works in some shots to the body and tries for an arm triangle choke. Toney isn't going out, though.

Couture locks it in deeper. Couture passes over to the other side and Toney taps out.

Winner: Randy Couture by first-round submission (arm triangle choke)

Frankie (The Answer) Edgar vs. (The Prodigy) B.J. Penn

Round one

Penn comes out quick and clips him. Edgar immediately slams him down to the mat. Penn tries to sweep, but Edgar defends and delivers a punch. Penn has his feet on Edgar's hips and is trapping the right arm. Penn sweeps and is back to his feet.

Edgar misses a leg kick. Penn catches him with a left-hook, but Edgar responds with a flurry. Edgar is continuing the footwork he used in the first fight. Penn knees the body and Edgar presses him against the cage. Edgar slams him down.

Penn is back up, but takes a knee. Penn blocks a head kick. He misses an uppercut. Penn lands a jab. Edgar with a leg kick. They trade punches. Edgar charges with punches and is out of harm's way before Penn can counter. Good round for Edgar.

Round two

Penn lands a head kick and follows with one to the leg. Penn lands an uppercut. Edgar with a body kick. Edgar tries for a takedown, but gives up and delivers a knee.

Penn tags him with a couple stiff jabs. Penn with a shot to the body. Another jab from Penn. Edgar takes him back down. Penn has him in butterfly guard and gets back up. Edgar lands a jab.

Edgar with another jab. He follows with a leg kick. Edgar delivers a hard body kick.

Round three

Penn tries a head kick, but it's blocked. Penn backs him off with a jab. Edgar with a pair of jabs. Penn charges and lands a stiff knee to the body. Edgar lands a body kick. Edgar delivers a flurry to the body and follows with a nice overhand right to the head.

Edgar clips him with a right. Edgar delivers a series of body shots. He catches Penn with an overhand left. Penn tags him with a body punch. Penn stuffs a takedown attempt. Edgar with a solid one-two.

Edgar shoots and presses Penn against the cage. He lands some big shots from the clinch before breaking. A nice straight right from Edgar. Stiff right from Edgar as the round ends. Penn seems confused here.

Round four

Penn needs to finish him here.

Edgar tags him with a one-two to start. Penn takes Edgar down now! Penn is using his legs to lock Edgar's legs. Edgar gets back to his feet, but eats a big punch. Edgar delivers a big straight-right. Edgar kicks Penn's legs out from under him and jumps into his guard. Edgar works in shots to the head and body. Penn tries for the rubber-guard. He switches to crack-head guard, but gives it up. Edgar keeps delivering big punches. He stands up and rains down more punches.

Penn is back to his feet, but Edgar tags him with a left hook. Penn lands a left hook. Penn blocks a body kick. Penn lands a hard right as the round ends.

Round five

Penn needs to finish him here. He's lost all four rounds.

Penn gets him to the mat. Edgar is back up, but Penn grabs his back and drags him down. Edgar spins out and is now in Penn's guard!

Edgar lands some big elbows from Penn's guard. Edgar postures up and delivers some big punches to Penn. Edgar stands up and Penn shoots for the leg, but Edgar forces him onto his back. Edgar lands a big left hook. Edgar with a nice jab. Edgar lands a big knee as the fight ends.

Winner: Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)


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