UFC 136 is setting up to be a highlight show, as the five-fight main card has been set.
Headlining the action from Houston’s Toyota Center on October 8 with be a main event featuring the third match-up of lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.
Maynard holds one win over Edgar, while the two battled to draw in a “Fight of the Year” match last time they squared off.
“Frankie and Gray had a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate the last time they met, and I expect nothing different this time around in Houston,” UFC President Dana White said. “Both guys truly believe they won the last fight, and the wait for their third fight is over. On October 8, neither of these guys plans on leaving it to the judges.”
A featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and contender Kenny Florian will serve as the co-main event, while a potential No. 1 contender contest for the middleweight title will feature a returning Chael Sonnen taking on Brian Stann.
Rounding out the pay-per-view card will be Dave Herman and Mike Russow fighting at heavyweight, while lightweights Melvin Guillard and Joe Lauzon square off.
A pair of bouts are slated for the Spike TV prelim card, with Anthony Pettis meeting Jeremy Stephens, and Demian Maia taking on Jorge Santiago.
The other prelim fights are Joey Beltran-Stipe Miocic, Nick Catone-Aaron Simpson, Matt Grice-Nam Phan and Steve Cantwell-Mike Massenzio.
The event will also coincide with a two-day UFC Fan Expo to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center leading up to the action.