Edgar vs. Penn Featured in UFC 118 Odds

December 2, 2010 UFC

UFC 118 odds are highlighted by a lightweight championship bout rematch between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn.

UFC 118 betting odds list Penn as more than a 3-1 favorite over Edgar. UFC 118 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 28th.

UFC 118 odds will also include a heavyweight bout between Randy Couture and James Toney. Couture is a 7-1 favorite in that bout.  Also on the main card it is Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis. Florian is a -145 favorite over Maynard while Diaz is a 2-1 favorite over Davis. It is also possible that the fight between Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda will be moved to the main card. Maia is coming off a loss to Anderson Silva in UFC 112.  It was the second loss in three fights for Maia after he started 5-0 in his UFC career. The preliminary card has Andre Winner vs. Nik Lentz, Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto, Mike Pierce vs. Amilcar Alves, Dan Miller vs. John Salter, Gerald Harris vs. Joe Vedepo and Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger.

The headline bout in UFC 118 betting will be a rematch between lightweight champion Frank Edgar and former champ BJ Penn.  Edgar shocked the world back in April when he upset Penn in UFC 112 but he doesn’t get much time to enjoy his upset victory as he has to face Penn again with very little turnaround time. Penn is heavily favored to avenge his loss to Edgar and if Penn is focused he is one of the best fighters in the UFC.   The problem is that Penn is not always totally focused.  He should be in this fight against Edgar.

UFC 118 will also feature Randy Couture against James Toney although not many people believe that Toney belongs in the Octagon.  Both Couture and Toney are over the hill but the fight is interesting since it matches up a former UFC great in Couture against a former boxing great in Toney.

Another fight to keep an eye on is the one between Nate Diaz and Marcus Davis. Diaz is favored over Davis but whether or not he can handle the size of Davis is in question.