Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard are set to face off inside the Octagon on Saturday, October 8 in the main event of UFC 136. The fight will be the third between the two lightweights.
Maynard holds the edge over Edgar as he defeated Edgar via unanimous decision in their first meeting. The second bout between the two was on January 1 of this year and that fight saw Edgar retain his UFC title after the two fought to a draw.
That fight, which took place at UFC 125, is in the running for Fight of the Year honors. The champion took a beating in the first round of that bout, but he survived, apparently on instincts alone since he claimed after the fight that he could not remember the first round. Edgar came back in later rounds, earning enough points to secure the draw after the lopsided first round.
The co-main event of the evening will feature a second UFC title fight as Jose Aldo puts his featherweight title on the line against Kenny Florian. For Florian, this will be his third shot at a UFC title, he fell short in his first two attempts, dropping fights to B.J. Penn and Sean Sherk.
Aldo is recognized as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC and will be looking to extend his unbeaten streak to 13 straight fights when he meets Florian inside the Toyota Center.
Also on the card will be Chael Sonnen. Sonnen will return to the Octagon after a prolonged absence and he won't get a warm up fight on Saturday, as he faces the heavy-handed Brian Stann in a highly anticipated middleweight bout.
The complete fight card is below:
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian: Aldo wins via unanimous decision (49-46)
Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann: Sonnen wins via submission at 3:51 of Round Two
Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan: Phan wins via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon: Lauzon wins via submission :47 of Round One
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago: Demian Maia wins via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens: Anthony Pettis wins via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Joey Beltran vs. Stipe Miocic: Stipe Miocic wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Darren Elkins vs Tiequan Zhang: Darren Elkins wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 20-27)
Eric Schafer vs. Aaron Simpson: Aaron Simpson wins via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Steve Cantwell vs. Mike Massenzio: Mike Massenzio wins via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
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