In what was already a historic UFC mixed martial arts event, UFC 112 from Afghanistan saw a historic defeat. UFC Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn lost a close, but unanimous decision, and his title, to Frank Edgar.
Edgar, now 12-1, won the judges votes by the scores of 50-45, 49-46 and 48-47. The first score indicates one of the three judges gave all five rounds to Edgar while the other two judges saw the match in favor of Edgar, but not throughout all rounds.
Penn, 31 and nicknamed 'The Prodigy', drops his career record to 15-6. He is widely considered to be the greatest lightweight fighter in UFC history. This was his fourth career lightweight title defense since winning the belt on January 19, 2008.
Penn is also a former UFC welterweight champion.