“UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II” won’t be jumping off for another month, but that hasn’t stopped the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion from releasing the official trailer for the highly anticipated event to tantalize your taste buds.
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.
Here are the athletes expected to participate inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, home of the Boston Celtics:
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)
Alessio Sakara vs. Gerald Harris
Joe Lauzon vs. Terry Etim
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)