The UFC will reportedly be airing two free preliminary bouts during UFC 118 on August 28th, as Dana White brings the Octagon to TD Garden, home of the NBA’s 2010 Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics.
MMAJunkie learned from a source close to the event that the promotion would go ahead and give fans a pair of free fights in HD before the pay-per-view begins.
“UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2” will be headlined by a pair of big bouts. Frankie Edgar will defend his UFC lightweight title for the first time against the man he took it from at UFC 112 in BJ Penn, while former two-division champion Randy Couture welcomes pro boxer James Toney to MMA.
It is currently unknown which two bouts will be aired for free, but the card for the UFC’s first event in Boston is starting to take shape.
Here’s the most recent fight card for UFC 118:
Amilcar Alves vs. Mike Pierce
Phil Baroni vs. John Salter
Nick Osipczak vs Greg Soto
Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz
Joe Lauzon vs. Terry Etim
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Gray Maynard vs. Kenny Florian
Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares
James Toney vs. Randy Couture
BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Championship)