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Penn vs. Edgar rematch in the works

A immediate rematch of last Saturday’s UFC 112 lightweight title bout between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn is looking likely, according to a short video posted by Penn on his official website.

“The UFC called us yesterday, and there’s probably a rematch in the works with Frankie Edgar,” Penn said, “(It’s) still tentative, but it looks like they want to do the fight again.”

The former title holder was handed his first lightweight defeat in over eight years by Edgar, an 8 to 1 underdog going in to the match. Although all three judges awarded the bout in favour of the younger, faster challenger, the contest was certainly tight enough to warrant an immediate rematch. The newly minted champion agrees.

“If anybody’s earned a rematch, it’s B.J.,” Edgar told Bruce Buffer. “He’s a legend at 155. I’m ready for it if that’s definitely going to happen. I’m the champion. I don’t get to pick who I fight; they tell me who I fight.”

One possibility for the bout is an Aug. 28 event currently planned for Boston.

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