Fight Archives: Frankie Edgar ends Gray Maynard rivalry with thudding KO

Beneath the two title fights and the banger of a title eliminator at UFC 268 this weekend is the return of the one and only…

By: Milan Ordoñez | 2 years
Fight Archives: Frankie Edgar ends Gray Maynard rivalry with thudding KO
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Beneath the two title fights and the banger of a title eliminator at UFC 268 this weekend is the return of the one and only Frankie Edgar. “The Answer” will try to bounce back from his soul-shaking flying knee KO loss to Cory Sandhagen when he takes on Marlon Vera to open up the main card.

It’s not exactly a great time to be a Frankie Edgar fan these days. He may still be competitive enough for a 40-year-old, but Father Time is catching up quickly.

So I thought it’d be fitting to go back to a time when Edgar was at his peak. I’m specifically rewinding to his third fight with Gray Maynard at UFC 136 a full decade ago.

I’ve always been one of the perpetually smaller guys in the gym, and 155-pound Frankie Edgar was always a joy to watch. He went in there without cutting weight, took on bigger opponents, and handily beat a lot of them. But this particular fight was what solidified his champion status for me.

I won’t even break this down and just let you all re-savor all of the action. After all these years, it still brings me to the edge of my seat.

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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