Frank Edgar vs Gray Maynard on UFC 125 Saturday, January 1, 2011

Frank Edgar vs Gray Maynard Live on UFC 125, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, PPV Saturday, January 1, 2011.

Frank Edgar
Height: 5’6″ (168cm)
Weight: 155 lbs (70kg)
Total Fights:      10
Record: 13-1-0
Summary:      wrestling and cardio
From:       Summit, New Jersey USA
Lives In:     Toms River, NJ USA
Age:     29
Height:     5′ 6″ ( 167 cm )
Weight:     155 lb ( 70 kg )
College:     Clarion University
Degree:     Political Science

Frank Edgar was taken down by B.J Penn, Edgar tries to walk out of it and almost gives Penn his back, but Edgar is able to spin into Penn’s guard. with Edgar dropping some big elbows and punches, Penn is being completely dominated here, offering nothing in response to Edgar’s relenteless ground strikes. B.J Penn tried to scramble, almost gave Edgar his neck but Penn gets back to his feet and has 80 seconds to save the fight. Penn is still full of energy while Penn has completely out of it. Penn is the one pushing the action, coming in and throwing big punches. But that is it end of the Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn bout. Frankie Edgar is surely going to take the decision victory. The judges score it 50-45 for Frankie Edgar, and a dejected BJ Penn refuses to confirm that he will continue at lightweight. Frankie Edgar just overwhelm B.J Penn like that. He is deservedly the World Lightweight Champion. This concludes our live coverage of tonight’s action.

Gray Maynard
Height:     5′ 8″ ( 172 cm )
Weight:     155 lb ( 70 kg )
Total Fights:      10
Record:     11-0-0, 1NC
Summary:     Wrestling, Conditioning, Striking
Fighter Info
From:     Phoenix, Arizona USA
Age:     31
College:     Michigan State University

Gray Maynard, after eight straight wins in the UFC, undefeated lightweight contender will finally get his shot at the title in a rematch with current champion Frankie Edgar. While their first encounter wasn’t exactly a barnburner, UFC president Dana White says he has no concerns over the challenge of making the fight a financial success. “I said if Gray beats Kenny, Gray gets his shot,” White said. “He absolutely beat Kenny.”  Maynard handed Edgar the lone loss of his career in an April 2008 contest, but “The Bully” was passed over for a shot at Penn in April in favor of “The Answer” despite the head-to-head result. White said he couldn’t possibly pass over the Xtreme Couture fighter a second time, and he’s interested to see how he fighters stack up two-and-a-half years later. Maynard claimed all three rounds of a strategically fought contest with Florian to secure his seventh-straight win via decision. Meanwhile, Edgar was impressive in a five-round shutout of the legendary Penn, but he’s also gone the distance in six of his eight career octagon wins. Maynard claimed all three rounds of a strategically fought contest with Florian to secure his seventh-straight win via decision. Meanwhile, Edgar was impressive in a five-round shutout of the legendary Penn, but he’s also gone the distance in six of his eight career octagon wins.
Maynard said he’s looking forward to replicating the results of the first matchup and believes he still has the tools to beat Edgar despite the champion’s evolution since their original encounter. “It’s a nice belt to have, and I want it for sure,” Maynard said. “Everybody’s beatable.”
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