Five days before the curtain is drawn on the heavyweight title unification bout between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin, the UFC has confirmed the complete roster for “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II” on August 28th.
Spike TV will kick off the evening’s festivities with two live preliminary bouts. The hour-long freebie broadcast starts at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
The pay-per-view broadcast will feature the lightweight rematch between reigning champ Frankie Edgar and the man he stole the title from at UFC 112 in April, former king BJ Penn. Opening for the 155-pounders will be a legendary match-up between boxing great James Toney and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture.
The event takes place inside TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, home of the Boston Celtics – who will not be hoisting their 18th championship banner following their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals.
Amilcar Alves vs. Mike Pierce
Nick Osipczak vs Greg Soto
Phil Baroni vs. John Salter
Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Joe Lauzon vs. Terry Etim
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis
Nate Marquardt vs. Rousimar Palhares
Gray Maynard vs. Kenny Florian
James Toney vs. Randy Couture
BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)