The highly anticipated rematch between lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and former king BJ Penn took one step closer towards reality when Penn inked his UFC 118 contract Thursday afternoon.
Penn released a video on his official website Friday signing the deal. You can watch the video at the end of this post.
Penn and Edgar battled for 25 grueling minutes at UFC 112 in some of the most difficult rounds to score in mixed martial arts history. One extra jab here or a flurry there could have meant the difference between leaving Abu Dhabi with UFC gold or not.
Penn might not have had his mojo at UFC 112, but Edgar gladly took advantage by shocking the MMA world with a unanimous decision victory en route to capturing the lightweight title.
UFC 118 will take place August 28th inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.