UFC 118

UFC 118

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
A poster or logo for UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 28, 2010
Venue TD Garden
City Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance 14,168[1]
Total gate $2,800,000[1]
Buyrate 570,000[2]
Event chronology

UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 28, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[3] The third UFC Fan Expo coincided with the event. [4] This event was the first the UFC held in Massachusetts.


Nate Marquardt and Alessio Sakara were originally set to face each other at UFC 116, but the fight was cancelled due to the death of Sakara's father.[5] On July 23, Sakara's original opponent, Jorge Rivera suffered a broken arm in training and was replaced by Gerald Harris. On August 5, Sakara (who was back on the card) then bowed out due to an unknown injury and was replaced by Joe Vedepo.[6] On August 18, it was announced that the Harris/Vedepo bout had been scrapped altogether.[7]

A bout between Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares was moved to UFC Fight Night 22 and promoted to the new main event. The original Fight Night main event was scheduled to be Demian Maia vs. Alan Belcher, however, Belcher had to withdraw due to an injured retina.[8] As a result of this, Maia was moved to this card and fought Mario Miranda.[9]

The event featured the MMA debut of professional boxer and current IBA heavyweight champion James Toney.

On August 5, it was announced that Terry Etim had suffered a broken rib in training and was pulling out of his bout with Joe Lauzon. Etim was replaced by former UFC and TUF veteran Gabe Ruediger. [10]

Phil Baroni was scheduled to face John Salter, but Baroni was forced off the card on July 27 with a collarbone injury.[11] Dan Miller served as Baroni's replacement.[12]

On August 25, Dana White announced that the winner of the Florian vs. Maynard fight would be guaranteed the next shot at the lightweight title.[13]


Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses.[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis
  • Knockout of the Night: Not awarded as no matches ended by knockout.
  • Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon

Reported Payout

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[15]

  • Frankie Edgar $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. B.J. Penn $150,000
  • Randy Couture $250,000 (no win bonus) def. James Toney $500,000
  • Demian Maia $68,000 ($34,000 win bonus) def. Mario Miranda $8,000
  • Gray Maynard $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus) def. Kenny Florian $65,000
  • Nate Diaz $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis $31,000
  • Joe Lauzon $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Gabe Ruediger $8,000
  • Nik Lentz $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Andre Winner $10,000
  • Dan Miller $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. John Salter $8,000
  • Greg Soto $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Nick Osipczak $10,000
  • Mike Pierce $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Amilcar Alves $6,000

Entrance music

Fighter Artist Title Album
Amilcar Alves Body Head Bangerz "Can't Be Touched" Body Head Bangerz, Vol. 1 [Clean]
BJ Penn Israel Kamakawiwo'ole "Hawaii '78" into "E Ala E" E Ala E
Dan Miller Creedence Clearwater Revival "Run Through the Jungle" Cosmo's Factory
Demian Maia Lobão "Vida Bandida" Vida Bandida
Frank Edgar The Notorious B.I.G. Kick in the Door Life After Death
Gabe Ruediger Damnation A.D. "Turn Into Ghosts" (Godzilla Remix)  ???
Gray Maynard Young Jeezy (feat.Plies) "Lose My Mind" TM 103
Greg Soto Dropkick Murphys "Never Alone" Boys on the Docks
James Toney Rick Ross (feat. Styles P) "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)" Teflon Don
Joe Lauzon Thousand Foot Krutch "Move" The Art of Breaking
John Salter 30 Seconds to Mars "Attack" A Beautiful Lie
Kenny Florian Dropkick Murphys "For Boston" Sing Loud, Sing Proud
Marcus Davis House of Pain "Jump Around" House of Pain
Mario Miranda DMX "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" It's Dark and Hell is Hot
Mike Pierce Ron Artest "Champions" Champions – Single
Nate Diaz 2Pac "Lastonesleft" Until the End of Time
Nick Osipczak Dizzee Rascal "Jus' A Rascal" Boy In Da Corner
Randy Couture Van Halen "Mean Street" Fair Warning