Oct. 14, 2010, Edgar vs Maynard 2 set for UFC 125, Jan. 1
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One final hurdle remains for Frankie Edgar if he hopes to silence the last of the doubters.
The reigning UFC Lightweight Champion will get his long overdue rematch with Gray Maynard, as the two 155-pound standouts hook 'em up for a second time at UFC 125 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the promotion announced today.
And this time it's for the title.
"The Answer" shocked the world (again) when he defeated BJ Penn for a second time this year at UFC 118 in the promotion's Boston debut back in August. The Toms River native claimed "The Prodigy's" belt when they first met at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi last March.
Edgar holds but one loss on his stellar record, and it just so happens to be against his new challenger to the 155-pound throne, Gray Maynard.
"The Bully" earned his title shot on the same night Edgar dominated Penn in "Beantown," claiming a convincing unanimous decision win over Kenny Florian.
Maynard to this day remains undefeated at 10-0. With a unanimous decision victory over the current champ at UFC Fight Night 13 back in 2008, one has to imagine that confidence is something that Maynard won't be lacking come New Year's Day.
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