Now that “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields” is officially in the record books, it’s time for the Octagon to focus their attention on their next major promotion. Unfortunately for fight fans, “UFC 130: Edgar vs. Maynard III” is still 25 arduous days away.
Frankie Edgar will defend his lightweight belt against Gray Maynard in the night’s featured attraction. A critical light heavyweight affair between former champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Hamill will open for the 155-pounders.
Prior heavyweight title holder Frank Mir will also face “The Ultimate Fighter 10″ winner Roy Nelson on May 28th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Please click the media player below to watch the official trailer for UFC 130:
Here are the athletes confirmed for the event:
Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald
Bart Palaszewski vs. Cody McKenzie
Kendall Grove vs Tim Boetsch
Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson
Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann
Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve
Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)