UFC 125: “Resolution” [Edgar vs. Maynard]
Posted by Joannes
Frankie Edgar will try to start the New Year with a bang and a win that could cement his reputation as the top lightweight in the UFC when he stakes his title against Gray Maynard in UFC 125: Resolution on January 1, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Edgar-Maynard match is considered the main fight in the 11-match card. Edgar is a slight favorite to retain his title following back-to-back victories in 2010 against B.J. Penn, long considered among the best, if not the best, in the lightweight division. However, Maynard is no pushover, considering that the 31-year-old from Arizona has not lost a single MMA match, including eight-straight fights as a UFC fighter, although he won two of his last three wins via split decision. Another thing going for Maynard is the fact that he defeated Edgar when they first met in April 2008.
Another match to watch is the face-off between Chris Leben and Brian Stann in a middleweight clash that could well end up as the fight of the night. Stann is coming off his first submission victory in the UFC back in August, when he caught Mike Massenzio with a triangle choke. Leben, on the other hand, has racked up two-successive UFC victories after losing two in a row.
In the light-heavyweight division, Brandon Vera will try to arrest a two-match slide when he takes on Thiago Silva in what could turn out to be a muay Thai battle. Vera is in dire need of a win following a disappointing TKO loss to Jon Jones in March, but Silva is also raring to get back on track after a unanimous decision loss to Rashad Evans in UFC 108.
The two other main card matches will feature Nate Diaz against Dong Hyun Kim in a welterweight match and Clay Guida versus Takanori Gomi in a clash of lightweights.
UFC 125 Live Stream
You can check the live stream links on January 1 (before 7PM PT /10PM ET.) here: UFC 125 Live Stream
Video: UFC 125 – Resolution
UFC 125 RESULTS
UPDATE: You can view the results HERE.