Frankie Edgar will be entering his third consecutive title fight when he rematches Gray Maynard at “UFC 125: Resolution” inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The January 1st scrap marks Edgar’s second straight as the division’s king.
Despite sweeping former ruler BJ Penn for arguably 50 championship minutes to solidify his spot atop the 155-pound totem pole, the Jersey boy will once again be entering the cage as the underdog.
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 practically perfect 10-0 (1 NC) record and schooled former top contender Kenny Florian at UFC 118 to earn the nod.
Speaking of nearly flawless, Edgar’s resume reads 13-1 courtesy of Maynard. In addition to his back-to-back drubbings of Penn, he’s also rattled off five straight wins overall.
It will be interesting to see how the money moves as game time approaches. If Edgar were to retain his ‘dog status, it may not bode well for the Xtreme Couture trained fighter (Please see: UFC 112 and UFC 118).
Here are the available wagering odds for UFC 125 (Courtesy of BetUS.com):
Takanori Gomi +120
Clay Guida -150
Nathan Diaz +100
Dong Hyun Kim -130
Brandon Vera +130
Thiago Silva -160
Brian Stann +155
Chris Leben -190
Frank Edgar +110
Gray Maynard -140