In case you missed it, here’s ESPN‘s brief highlight video of the UFC 136 main event bout between lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, and Gray Maynard.
Here’s the entire play-by-play from our live blog of the event:
UFC Lightweight Championship – Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Gray Maynard – Round 1 – Nice quick combination by Edgar. Edgar charges in after a combination and locks up Maynard against the cage but they separate. Maynard with a huge uppercut and Edgar is rocked. Maynard tries to follow up and lands a knee. A few more punches just miss. Maynard with another few huge punches and Edgar is hurt again. Edgar with a jab out of nowhere. Flying knee now and Edgar is rocked. This is the first fight all over again but without Maynard’s wasted energy. 10-8 round for Maynard.
Round 2 – Edgar looking steady on his feet again. Edgar’s speed is taking the round over a bit here. Edgar almost scores a takedown but Maynard keeps it standing. Two punches land for Edgar and he continues to avoid the strikes of Maynard. Nice combo by Edgar. Close round. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 3 – It’s round two all over as Edgar is using speed to get in and out while Maynard chases. Maynard is having trouble really getting anything off. There’s not a ton of action to call here. Edgar won the round. 10-9 Edgar makes it 28-28.
Round 4 – Right hand misses for Maynard. Right hand by Edgar. Maynard drops for a takedown and can’t get it so he settles for a knee to the body. Right hand by Edgar and Maynard is backing up. Right hand by Gray on the counter lands hard. Leg kicks by Edgar are landing. Maynard tries a single leg and can’t get it. Right hand by Edgar, Maynard is hurt badly! Another big shot and Maynard is down! Edgar following up with a flurry of punches and the referee has stop it! Frankie Edgar wins by TKO (punches), round 4.
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