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Thread: UFC 112: Frankie Edgar The Little Lightweight That Could Beats BJ Penn

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    Star UFC 112: Frankie Edgar The Little Lightweight That Could Beats BJ Penn

    Prior to meeting BJ Penn on Saturday at “UFC 112 : Invincible,” Frankie Edgar murmured something about shocking the mixed martial arts world. However, given his five-to-one underdog status, nobody paid him much attention.

    Perhaps we should have…

    Edgar pulled off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history at the Concert Arena in Abu Dhabi when he handed the Hawaiian, Penn, a (50-45, 48-47, 49-46) unanimous decision loss to capture the lightweight crown.

    Prior to Saturday’s contest, Penn hadn’t dropped a 155-pound scrap in more than eight years. Since returning to the division three years ago, he’s finished all five of his opponents in devastating fashion.

    “This is it,” Edger said of reaching his lifelong goal. “BJ is the greatest lightweight ever and I just beat him. I can just hope to be half the champion he was.”

    Edgar did a masterful job in using his catlike quickness to engage just long enough to land shots, while avoiding damage in return. The Jersey boy’s speed and movement kept Penn off balance for much of the contest, appearing to frustrate the former title holder as they entered the championship rounds.

    All five rounds were very close to score, so most were shocked to not only hear that Edgar did enough to earn the decision, but the fact one of the judges cageside had him winning every single stanza.

    Following the biggest victory of his career, the humble 27-year-old soaked in the moment for just a second before giving props to those who contributed to his evolution.

    “It sounds good man, it sounds good,” Edgar said about the title of champion that will now be attached to his name. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my teammates.”





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    Default Re: UFC 112: Frankie Edgar The Little Lightweight That Could Beats BJ Penn

    i personally thin bj got ripped off, it was really close but when i watched the fight i honestly think bj took the first 3 rounds and edgar only got the last 2, def should have been bj' fight

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    Default Re: UFC 112: Frankie Edgar The Little Lightweight That Could Beats BJ Penn

    I gave round 1, 3, 4, 5 to Edgar. Frankie landed those kicks in those exchanges and just showed a more complete attack in those rounds. Round one he won because that head kick landed and cut BJ.
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    Default Re: UFC 112: Frankie Edgar The Little Lightweight That Could Beats BJ Penn

    penn took very few if any risks during the fight. given another chance i'm sure he would be more offensive. seems like he had the "you have to take the title from the champ" attitude and it cost him.

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