Watch UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 at a movie theater in Tampa

Penn (15-6-1) will try to regain the title after losing to Edgar (12-1) via unanimous decision at UFC 112 last April. Edgar, on the other hand, will have to prove that his win against Penn was not a fluke and that he is the rightful owner of the UFC lightweight belt.  Interestingly, Penn's twitter profile still states 'UFC Lightweight Champion' as if he never even lost the title. If he wants to pretend that the loss against Edgar never happened he will be badly prepared for this rematch. Since Edgar has never been submitted or TKO'd Penn will have to dig deep to pull off an upset. If the bout ends up going to the judge's score cards again after the scheduled five rounds Edgar will most likely triumph once more since he has shown the ability to outscore Penn as well as most of his previous opponents (seven wins via decision).

The match between Couture (18-10) and Toney is a classic UFC vs. boxing showdown that should result in Couture taking the win via any way he wants since Toney has no pro MMA experience whatsoever. To make matters worse Toney actually believes he stands a chance against UFC Hall of Famer, Couture, after only a few months of grappling training. Regardless, this bout should be over quickly and Toney will most definitely not enjoy it.

Also part of the broadcast will be three other main card bouts:

Movie theaters showing UFC 118 in the Tampa Bay area on Aug.28:

  • Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20 , Tampa

  • Park Place Stadium 16, Pinellas Park

  • AMC Pleasure Island 24, Lakeland

  • AMC Sarasota 12, Sarasota

  • Hollywood Stadium 20-Sarasota, Sarasota

Tickets for the UFC 118 show at the movie theaters are available online for $20 at Fandango or at your local movie theater box office.

Complete UFC 118 fight card.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship once again offers fans the opportunity to watch mixed martial arts fights on the big movie screen with UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 which will be shown at select movie theaters in the Tampa Bay area as live broadcast from TD Garden in Boston, Mass. Aug. 28 at 10 p.m.

Aside from saving $25 on the Pay-Per-View broadcast via cable the fights will air in high definition at the movie theater so that fans can appreciate every punch, kick, takedown and submission in amazing detail for three glorious hours.

UFC President Dana White even sweetened the deal with a double-headliner that features reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar in his first title defense against former lightweight champion, BJ Penn, and UFC legend, Randy Couture, who will test his MMA skills against accomplished boxer, James Toney.

Watch the UFC 118 video preview after the break.

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