“UFC 125: Resolution” took place Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The New Year’s Day event featured a lightweight title scrap between champ Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.
Once again, Edgar was involved in a hotly contested championship affair. Although Maynard was slapping him around in the opening stanza, Edgar survived the onslaught and managed to pull out a Draw to retain his title.
Both 155-pounders were very upset over the verdict at the post-fight presser. Edgar and Maynard each believe they did enough to take home the W.
Jacob Volkmann Defeated Antonio McKee via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Daniel Roberts Defeated Greg Soto via Submission (Kimura) at 3:45 in the 1stRound
Diego Nunes Defeated Mike Brown via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
ION Television (UFC 125 Prelims):
Brad Tavares Defeated Phil Baroni via Knockout (Strikes) at 4:20 in the 1stRound
Dustin Poirier Defeated Josh Grispi via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jeremy Stephens Defeated Marcus Davis via Knockout (Punch) at 2:33 in the 3rdRound
Clay Guida Defeated Takanori Gomi via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:27 in the 2ndRound
Dong Hyun Kim Defeated Nathan Diaz via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Thiago Silva Defeated Brandon Vera via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Brian Stann Defeated Chris Leben via TKO (Strikes) at 3:37 in the 1stRound
Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar Declared a Draw (48-46, 46-48, 47-47) (Edgar retains UFC Lightweight Champion)
Fight of the Night:
Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar ($60,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Clay Guida ($60,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Jeremy Stephens ($60,000)
According to UFC officials, 12,688 fans packed the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a live gate of $2,174,780.
UFC president Dana White will award both lightweights with their win bonuses, despite the draw.
White did not attend the presser, but originally said Edgar vs. Anthony Pettis was next. An hour later, White changed his mind and told Yahoo! Edgar vs. Maynard 3 will go down first.
Patricia Morse Jarman: 47-47 (Draw)
Glenn Trowbridge: 48-46 (Maynard)
Marcos Rosales: 48-46 (Edgar)