Gray Maynard looking for another shot at Frankie EdgarPosted on November 29, 2011, 06:31 PM by Trent Reinsmith
UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar’s next title defense will come at UFC 144. Edgar will meet former WEC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the main event of that fight card, which will take place in February 26, 2012 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Henderson has been on a tear since losing his WEC title to Anthony Pettis on December 16, 2010. Henderson has had three UFC fights since that loss with each win more impressive than the last. On his way to his shot against Edgar he has dispatched Mark Bocek, Jim Miller and most recently Clay Guida, with all three of the wins coming via unanimous decision.
Edgar’s most recent title defense was an October 8, 2011 knockout victory over Gray Maynard. The win avenged the only loss of Edgar’s career, as he had fallen to Maynard back in 2008.
Edgar and Maynard have fought three times over the course of their careers, with each fighter winning one fight and another fight resulting in a draw. With that 1-1-1 record hanging over his head, Maynard will be rooting for Edgar to defeat Henderson in Japan, but for purely selfish reasons, “Hopefully he holds on to the belt, because there’s got to be a part four, I think, to make it a true trilogy. Now he has one and I do two, so that’s a draw. So, we gotta do it again. Hopefully, he holds on the belt and I can work back up there.” – for more see Tatame.com