Frankie Edgar made B.J. Penn look average.
Solidifying himself as the kryptonite to Penn’s lightweight Superman, Edgar retained his 155-pound championship with a near flawless performance in the UFC 118 “Edgar vs. Penn 2” headliner on Saturday at the TD Garden in Boston. Edgar swept the scorecards from all three judges in a unanimous verdict: 50-45, 50-45 and 50-45.
“I feel like I can walk on water,” Edgar said
Edgar scored with two- and three-punch combinations throughout the fight, delivered strong takedowns in the first and second rounds and dominated the revered Hawaiian in virtually every phase of the sport. Penn was visibly frustrated after the first five minutes, and his situation did not improve.
“Frankie fought a great fight. He’s the man,” Penn said. “I’ve got nothing bad to say. He fought me twice. He walked away with the decision twice. What can you say? It looked like the same kind of fight as last time. He got off good. Much respect. I’ve really got to go back and think about things.”
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