UFC 125: Frankie Edgar Vs. Gray Maynard

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Maynard looks relaxed on his walk to the cage. Edgar is fired up bouncing/running out to a Biggie track. Yves Lavigne will call this one.

Round 1: Edgar looking as rapid as usual. Edgar with a nice leg kick. Maynard drops Edgar with a left hook. Edgar is doing his best to recover. He continues to scramble away but Maynard is all over him. Under three minutes to go and somehow Edgar is still on his feet, though he is bleeding heavily. Edgar dives for a leg and they end up clinched against the cage. Edgar looking wobbly. Maynard lands a right hook that has Edgar tumbling around the cage. Maynard is taking it to him. Edgar gets back to his feet but does not have his legs back under him. He lands a punch of his own off of the cage. Edgar is hurt still, but somehow hanging on. He pushes forward and lands with a double-jab. He almost ducks right into a knee, but ends the round landing a body shot.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-8 for Maynard

Round 2: Maynard’s face looks a bit marked up, as Goldberg points out. Edgar leads with a kick that is partially blocked. An inside leg kick lands for Edgar and he follows with a nice right hand. He slips the left hook that put him down more than once in the first round. Edgar appears to have his legs back under him. He lands a nice right and a good kick, though he slips a bit after throwing a punch. Edgar with a jab. Edgar cracks Maynard with a straight right. Maynard’s left eye starting to swell. Maynard attempts a takedown but Edgar avoids without problem. Maynard may have sapped himself with the first round onslaught. Edgar with a body shot and then a nice one-two. The crowd chants, “Frankie!” Edgar lands a solid double leg but Maynard gets to his feet. Another nice right from Edgar. Maynard clips Edgar with a left hook. Edgar with a rapid fire combo that is punctuated by a solid right hand. Edgar stuffs another takedown. Edgar rocks Maynard with a right. Another. Amazing fight.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar

Round 3: Maynard is moving more fluidly to start things, seemingly focusing less on getting the knockout. Body kick lands for Edgar and he follows with a nice right hand. Edgar moving as well, lands a leg kick. Maynard with a short right hand. Edgar with another nice straight right. Edgar stuffs another takedown attempt by Maynard. Edgar lands a body kick that Maynard catches, but can’t do much with. Maynard with a nice left. Maynard is stalking Edgar and landing more effectively than in the last round. Maynard with a right hook. Maynard opens Edgar’s nose again with a good uppercut. A leg kick by Gray is countered by a left hook from Edgar. A nice leg kick lands for Edgar. He fights off a Maynard takedown for a bit but Maynard follows through and gets him down. Edgar gets to his feet and he looks for the kimura. Maynard moves to side control but Edgar regains guard and snatches a guillotine in the closing seconds.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-10

Round 4: Maynard looking very aggressive to start this round. Edgar gets a double leg and goes for the guillotine, but Maynard defends. Edgar hammers away a few punches to Maynard against the cage. Edgar with another takedown. Edgar looking to take Maynard’s back, but he has no hooks in. They get back to their feet. Edgar with a body kick. Edgar throws Maynard off of him as he looks for a takedown. Maynard throwing punches slower. Edgar avoids another takedown and lands a nice right hand. Maynard whiffs on a combo. Edgar with a nice knee. Than a right hand and another takedown. Edgar hammering away right hands against the cage. Edgar lands a nice double-jab. Edgar lands a three punch combination. Maynard avoids a takedown attempt by Edgar. Edgar with a leg kick.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar

Round 5: Edgar with a body kick. Then a leg kick. Maynard lands a jab. Edgar lands to the body and head. Again. Maynard lands a big left hook. They scramble. Edgar stuffs a takedown and lands a knee. Edgar avoids another takedown. Edgar lands a another good takedown and then stuffs a takedown. Maynard avoids a takedown by Edgar. Edgar with a right hand. Edgar stuffs another takedown. Maynard lands with a jab. So does Edgar. Maynard avoids a takedown attempt. Edgar stuffs a takedown. Edgar moving forward, lands with a nice combination, Then an uppercut. Edgar stuffs another takedown and misses on a knee. Edgar stuffs another takedown and they end the round swinging away.

Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Edgar

What an incredible, close, and entertaining title fight. Edgar should be keeping his title here.

The fight is scored a draw (48-46, 46-48, 47-47)

Edgar keeps his belt, but is obviously disappointed that the fight was scored a draw. Maynard shares Edgar’s disappointment in the scoring.

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