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“UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III” Adds Massenzio vs. Cantwell, 11 Bouts Confirmed

Written by Tom Ngo
August 8th, 2011
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On Monday morning, a middleweight contest between Mike Massenzio and Steve Cantwell was added to the “UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III” lineup. In all, 11 bouts have now been confirmed for the October 8th pay-per-view broadcast.

Both 185-pounders are looking bounce back from defeats. Massenzio has dropped three of his last four fights and was last seen losing to Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 131.

Cantwell is more than likely fighting for his Octagon life, as he’ll be riding a two-fight losing streak into their matchup. He posted a unanimous decision loss to Cyrille Diabate this past March at “UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann.”

The event will feature a pair of championship affairs. Kenny Florian challenges Jose Aldo for his featherweight crown, while lightweight king Frankie Edgar meets Gray Maynard (Pictured) in the night’s featured attraction.

The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas will host the star-studded show.

Here is the card’s updated roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

Mike Massenzio vs. Steve Cantwell

Joey Beltran vs. Stipe Miocic

Nick Catone vs. Aaron Simpson

Matt Grice vs Josh Grispi

Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow

Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens


Main Bouts:

Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago

Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon

Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann

Kenny Florian vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)

Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)

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