UFC Results: "Man of Steel" Frankie Edgar TKO's Gray Maynard in FourthPosted on October 8, 2011, 11:20 PM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar once again proved he's made out of pure iron. Edgar remained the UFC Lightweight Champion after another inspiring performance against the arch nemesis Gray Maynard in the main event of UFC 136 in Houston, Texas.
Just like in the first title fight between the two, it was Gray Maynard who dominated in Round 1. Maynard landed a good punching combo, followed by flying knee, high kick and basically every single possible striking move in MMA to get Frankie Edgar bloodied and beat up after just five minutes inside the Octagon.
However, Gray Maynard's fans were up for a disappointment. Frankie Edgar bounced back in Round 2 with well-calculated striking and high level wrestling that helped him to get back in charge of the fight. Gray Maynard was patient in Round 1, and this very same "patience" probably cost him a fight in later rounds. Maynard was unable to pull the trigger as Frankie Edgar continued to dominate the distance with laser-sharp jabs and leg kicks.
The deciding moment came in Round 4 when Edgar dropped Maynard, followed him to the fence and finished the fight via TKO in brutal fashion. Maynard was out cold, as Frankie Edgar celebrated a truly amazing victory, a triumph of his heart and determination as a fighter.
Without cutting any significant weight at 155lbs, Edgar can easily hunt down Jose Aldo at 145. Nicknamed "The Answer", Frankie Edgar definitely gave all the answers tonight when it comes to his legitimacy as the UFC Lightweight Champion.
Further Reading: UFC 136 Recap and Notes