Edgar shocks the world
Frankie Edgar shocked the mixed martial arts world on Saturday as he defeated UFC Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn by unanimous decision at UFC 112: Invincible.
Edgar used his quick feet and wrestling to work his way to the decision win. Edgar struggled with Penn’s quick jab all night, but managed to scatter in some takedowns and land combinations of kicks and strikes to get the victory. Each round was very close but all three judges ultimately found the fight in favor of Edgar, with one judge even scoring it 50-45 in favor of the challenger. Edgar’s win was about as big of an upset as you can get in the UFC and has to be the biggest upset since Matt Serra defeated Georges St. Pierre back at UFC 69.
In the co-main event, Anderson Silva (-800) defeated Demian Maia by unanimous decision in a fight that seemed to do less for Silva despite the victory. Silva established his ability to dominate Maia in the early rounds and then resorted to upstaging his opponent with taunts and dances for the final half of the fight. Maia remained game and did what he could, but Silva’s skills were simply too great for him. Silva could have ended the fight, but seemed disinterested as the fight went on. Fans and UFC officials were not happy with the champion’s performance.
For complete UFC 112 main card results, see below.
UFC 112 Main Card Results
Anderson Silva (-800) def. Demian Maia by unanimous decision for the UFC Middleweight title
Frankie Edgar (+550) def. B.J. Penn by unanimous decision for the UFC Lightweight title
Matt Hughes (-450) def. Renzo Gracie by third round TKO (4:40)
Rafael dos Anjos (+125) def. Terry Etim by second round submission (4:30) via armbar
Mark Munoz (-165) def. Kendall Grove by second round TKO (2:50)
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Posted: 4/10/10 7:30PM ET