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UFC 112: BJ Penn Vs. Frank Edgar

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 112: Invincible. To access our full coverage, click here.

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar
UFC Lightweight Championship

Round 1: Frankie moving well to start things off. Penn working his jab well. Edgar is keeping busy and showing very good movement on his feet. Edgar goes for a takedown but Penn throws him off. Penn landing with some heavy counter punches. Edgar goes for a hip toss and Penn throws him off. Penn has a mouse under his eye. scores the round 10-9 for Penn.

Round 2: Edgar is moving quickly and landing with some good combinations. Penn lands a big punch and shirks off a takedown attempt from Edgar. The exchanges are pretty even on the feet so far but Edgar is a little busier. Penn lands a good combo; he’s putting some power behind his punches. Edgar with a good leg kick. Edgar gets a takedown but Penn hops right back up. scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.

Round 3: After a quick timeout to wipe excess water off of Edgar the two fighters meet in the middle and start engaging. Penn putting the pressure on Edgar to start off the round. Edgar lands a good combination. Edgar goes for a takedown but doesn’t get it. Edgar mixing it up well, lands a good body kick. Penn shrugs off a takedown and lands a good knee. scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.

Round 4: Neither man can get much significant offense going but Edgar is still looking busier. Penn is chasing Edgar down but he can’t quite catch him. Penn lands a good counter right hand. Edgar pushes forward with a combination. Edgar might be on his way to a huge upset victory. scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.

Penn’s face looking a little worse for the wear.

Round 5: Edgar gets a takedown. Penn stands back up. Penn lands a leg kick. Edgar lands a stiff right hand. Penn looking a little tired. He tries for a head kick and it’s blocked. Edgar goes for a takedown and Penn shrugs it off. Edgar lands a good leg kick. Penn looks desperate. Edgar is on his way to winning this fight. Penn turns it on for the last few seconds. scores the round 10-9 for for Edgar.

Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn via unanimous decision (scores of 50-45, 48-47, 49-46) to become the new UFC lightweight champion.

An emotional Edgar celebrates his victory.

The lightweight division just got a lot more interesting.