UFC 125: Resolution, Official with 11 Bouts
"I'm very excited to be fighting New Year's Day against a fighter that has a win over me. I'm looking forward to putting on a great show and avenging my one loss. There are still a lot of people that are doubting me, and that's fine. I've learned a lot since our last fight, and I plan on successfully defending my title." ---Frankie Edgar, UFC 125 Main Card fighter
UFC 125: Resolution will take place on New Year’s Day (Jan.1) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view.
As of the moment, officials haven’t announced yet a two-bout “UFC Prelims” special for the event, but Spike TV broadcasts is expected to return in 2010. That could open an opportunity for a preliminary-card fight between Marcus Davis vs. Jeremy Stephens, Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier, Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares, or others to getting TV time before the night’s PPV broadcast.
Edgar vs. Maynard serves as the night’s biggest attraction. Edgar would defend his belt for the second time while avenging for the single loss of his fighting career caused by Maynard. This happened in 2008 at UFC Fight Night 13.
“I’m very excited to be fighting New Year’s Day against a fighter that has a win over me,” stated Edgar, who won the belt from legendary B.J. Penn and then defeated him again in a rematch this year. “I’m looking forward to putting on a great show and avenging my one loss. There are still a lot of people that are doubting me, and that’s fine. I’ve learned a lot since our last fight, and I plan on successfully defending my title.”
Tickets for UFC 125 are currently on sale.
The official card now includes:
- Champ Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (for lightweight title)
- Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
- Thiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera
- Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim
- Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida
- Marcus Davis vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier
- Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
- Mike Brown vs. Diego Nunes
- Daniel Roberts vs. Greg Soto
- Antonio McKee vs. Jacob Volkmann