The UFC officially announced that they will be hitting Boston for the first time for UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 on Saturday, August 28th from the TD Garden.
After a close decision victory at UFC 112 in April, newly crowned lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will face the man whom he defeated for the belt, BJ Penn.
Also featured on the card is UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture facing boxing legend James Toney in Toney’s MMA debut. It will be a matchup of two impressive Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts as dangerous foot-lock specialist Rousimar Palhares takes on the well-rounded Nate Marquardt, and in a battle for the next top lightweight contender spot, Gray Maynard will be swimming in shark-infested waters as he fights Boston-product Kenny Florian.
“Without a doubt, August 28th will be one of the highlights of my career, I’m thrilled to bring the UFC to Boston for the first time in our history,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Boston is one of the world’s greatest fight towns, fans only expect the best, and we are bringing it with the rematch between BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, and the Octagon-debut of boxing legend James Toney vs. one of the greatest UFC heavyweights of all-time, Randy Couture.”
Tickets for UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 will go on sale Friday, June 25 at 10am ET and will be priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100 and $75. Fans can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, online at Ticketmaster.com, or at the TD Garden Box Office.