Two days after announcing Frankie Edgar would defend his lightweight title against Gray Maynard at “UFC 125: Resolution,” the Octagon’s graphics department released the official event poster for the New Year’s Day show.
Edgar will be entering his third consecutive title fight when he rematches Maynard inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scrap marks his second straight as the division’s king.
Maynard is looking for a repeat performance of his lopsided unanimous decision win over Edgar from back in April 2008. He stakes claim to a nearly perfect 10-0 (1 NC) record and schooled former top contender Kenny Florian at UFC 118 to earn next dibs.
Speaking of a nearly flawless record, Edgar’s resume reads 13-1 courtesy of Maynard. In addition to his back-to-back drubbings of BJ Penn, he’s also rattled off five straight wins overall.
A heavyweight bout between former interim champ Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will serve as the card’s co-main event.
Here are the fighters rumored/expected to participate in the pay-per-view broadcast:
Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
Antonio McKee vs. Jacob Volkmann
Jason MacDonald and Rafael Natal
Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva
Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida
Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson
Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)