The UFC’s first event of 2011 is officially in the books. Following Saturday’s “UFC 125: Resolution” event, company brass announced 12,688 fans packed the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada to watch Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard battle to a stalemate.
The New Year’s Day bash garnered the company a live gate of $2,174,780.
After 25-minutes of non-stop action, Edgar managed to leave the Octagon with title in tow. Although he will be taking the hardware back to New Jersey with him, he was thoroughly disappointed he wasn’t able to vindicate his only professional blemish.
While Maynard thought he did enough to don the belt, he could be considered the biggest loser once the dust settles. Although their championship scrap was marred in controversy, he won’t be granted an immediate rematch.
UFC president Dana White is opting to grant Anthony “Showtime” Pettis the title shot he earned by becoming the WEC’s last 155-pound champion. Edgar and Pettis will battle sometime in 2011 to unify the crown.
Here are the quick results for UFC 125:
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)