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Official Scorecard - UFC 136 Edgar vs. Maynard III

Looking over my picks for UFC 136, I went 9-2. A good showing if I do say so. At UFC 136, we saw a conclusion to one of the more memorable trilogies in MMA history (though, don't be surprised if we don't have a welcomed fourth installment in the years to come) and another successful title defense from the featherweight champion.
The judge has made his decision and the scores are in. Let's go to the scorecard.
Main Event - UFC Lightweight Championship Frankie Edgar (c) (13-1-1) vs. Gray Maynard (10-0-1) How do you follow up one of the best fights of 2011? One way is to go about it is to mirror the actions of the earlier fight. Like in their bout at UFC 125, Maynard wasted little time in unloading a barrage on the champion throughout the first round. Maynard looked on the verge of wresting the title away from Edgar in a one-sided opening frame that was painfully similar to the start of their UFC 125 fight.
The similarities continued as Edgar once again rallied from what appea…

UFC 136 Picks and Predictions

It's been too long since I've mused poetically on MMA, so let's jump back into the pool with a prediction column for UFC 136 - Edgar vs. Maynard III. The eleven fight card is headlined by the third bout pitting UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar against Gray Maynard. The card also features a second title clash, this one in the featherweight division between division ruler Jose Aldo who puts his belt on the line against Kenny Florian.

The Picks
Main Event - UFC Lightweight Championship Frankie Edgar (c) (13-1-1) vs. Gray Maynard (10-0-1) When these two locked up at UFC 125 in January they made a compelling case for fight for year in a fight a where a draw felt an oddly appropriate outcome. Maynard absolutely dominated Edgar in the first round and looked moments away from taking the title, but then Edgar rallied for the next four rounds to fight off Maynard.
Who takes the rubber match? Who knows? Maynard has the size advantage and is the harder hitter and stronger wrestler…