This is the first time Boston has hosted a UFC event, and the lightweight championship fight between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn is the headline attraction at UFC 118. It is the second time the two will meet, and the Edgar-Penn rematch has mixed martial arts world buzzing. UFC fans were shocked in April when Edgar swiped the lightweight belt from Penn in UFC 112. Their lightweight championship fight will start at 10 p.m. at the Garden.
Another must-see fight is the heavyweight bout between James Toney and Randy Couture. Massachusetts-native Kenny Florian also will be featured on the main fight card in a lightweight bout with Gray Maynard. The two will be sparring over more than just bragging rights. Florian believes Maynard was trying to sabotage the fight by stealing his athletic cup two weeks ago.
Below is the complete fight card. Click on the links for a preview of each fight, and vote for who you think will win.
Lightweight Championship: Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn
Heavyweight: Randy Couture vs. James Toney
Middleweight: Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda
Lightweight: Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard
Welterweight: Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis
Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger
Lightweight: Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz
Middleweight: Dan Miller vs. John Salter
Welterweight: Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto
Welterweight: Mike Pierce vs. Amilcar Alves