The stage is all set for the UFC’s debut in Boston, as the promotion has officially confirmed the remaining seven bouts for “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2.” The card features a lightweight title rematch between title holder Frankie Edgar and former champion BJ Penn.
The pay-per-view broadcast takes place inside Beantown’s TD Garden on August 28th. Thankfully, the folks over at Spike TV will be bringing back their popular “UFC Prelims” show to kick off the festivities. The live hour-long lead-in will feature at least two preliminary bouts before fans have to pay for the goods starting at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
An intriguing bout between boxing legend James Toney and former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture will serve as the evening’s co-main event.
Also in action will be lightweights Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard. It’s likely the winner could slide into the No. 1 contender spot, so expect for the victor to be sitting front and center by the time the card’s featured attraction rolls around.
Here is the finalized roster for UFC 118:
John Salter vs. Dan Miller*
Amilcar Alves vs. Mike Pierce*
Nick Osipczak vs Greg Soto*
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz*
Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Reudiger*
Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis*
Mario Miranda vs. Demian Maia*
Gray Maynard vs. Kenny Florian
James Toney vs. Randy Couture
BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)
* – bouts that were confirmed by the UFC earlier today.