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Edgar destroys Penn in Ultimate Fighter finale

  • ASSOCIATED PRESSFrankie Edgar hits B.J. Penn during their featherweight bout at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Justin Yurkanin)
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    Frankie Edgar hits B.J. Penn during their featherweight bout at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Justin Yurkanin)

Frankie Edgar put a likely end to B.J. Penn’s mixed martial arts career with a brutal TKO victory in the third round of the Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Edgar (16-4-1) defeated Penn (16-10-2) for the third time in his career with a one-sided performance that left Penn bloodied in the middle of the cage as referee Herb Dean stepped in to end it at 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

Penn was fighting at 145 pounds for the first time but got beat up severely for the third straight fight. At 35 years old, his 13-year MMA career is likely over after losing for the fifth time in his last seven fights.

“Frankie did a great job,” Penn said. “I shouldn’t have came back.”

Penn is one of two UFC fighters to hold world titles in multiple weight classes.

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