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HOUSTON - In the end, the main card at UFC 136 delivered because Frank Edgar and Gray Maynard produced another classic in their third meeting in front of 16,164.
The live gate was $2.23 million. The UFC now holds the marks for the No. 1 and No. 4 all-time gates at the Toyota Center.
The effort in that main event got the UFC's lightweight champ the Knockout of the Night bonus, good for $75,000. Joe Lauzon beat out Chael Sonnen for Submission of the Night, while Fight of the Night went to Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia for their rock'em, sock'em brawl.
- Sonnen certainly deserved the Postfight Interview of the Night bonus. He called out Anderson Silva and asked to fight on the UFC's Super Saturday card in early February of 2012 in Las Vegas. Sonnen said the speech in the Octagon was off the cuff and he got fired up when he saw Silva sitting in the crowd. Dialing up more of the wrestling rhetoric, Sonnen said he was the people's champion and he was willing to give Sil...
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The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has today issued medical suspensions following this past Saturday nights UFC 136 event in Houston with lightweight title contender, Gray Maynard picking up the lengthiest term of all.
“The Bully” picked up a 60 day suspension whilst his opponent, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, was issued with a 45 [...]
UFC middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen explains his sights are firmly set on picking up the twelve pounds of gold currently residing around the waist of current 185 pound champion, Anderson Silva, rather than avoiding a showdown with “The Spider” like many of the “cowards” in the back.
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For those of you that placed an early bet on lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (Pictured), we’ve got some bad news for you. Just hours before the curtain is drawn on his trilogy with Gray Maynard, the sportsbooks lowered his line and have now pegged Edgar and his challenger dead even at -115 heading into UFC 136.
Prior to Friday’s weigh-ins, “The Answer” was a slight -140...
UFC President, Dana White has admitted he’d have to be crazy for want of a better expression not to make the middleweight title rematch between current champion, Anderson Silva and his trash talking rival, Chael Sonnen after last nights UFC 136 event in Houston, Texas.
Speaking via USA Today, Dana said:
“Those guys really don’t like [...]
Frankie Edgar was in trouble again in the first round against Gray Maynard, shaken by a hard right upper cut.
They were the central figures in an epic New Year’s Day drama. Nine months later, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and unbeaten challenger Gray Maynard will toe the line one more time.
UFC 136 “Edgar vs. Maynard III” — LIVE weigh-in results from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. Weigh-ins get underway today October 7th at 5pm EST. Main Card Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard José Aldo vs. Kenny Florian Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon Preliminary Card Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan [...]