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Frankie Edgar: Devastated on Pulling out from UFC 130

Written on May 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, opens up his thought on withdrawing from his UFC 130 bout against Gray Maynard.

Fighting Insider recently reported that UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, and Gray Maynard pulled out from their UFC 130 bout due to injuries. Albeit the title holder admitted that his back injury was excruciatingly painful, Frankie Edgar explained that he’s planning to go for the bout despite the damage.

But at the end of the day, he has reconciled with his situation. However, it is an undeniable fact that Frankie Edgar is still itching to finish his business with Gray Maynard.

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Edgar and Maynard Both Injured, UFC 130 Takes a Shuffle

Written on May 10, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 130 is Edgar vs Maynard 3 no more, as both fighters bow out from their much-awaited rematch.

Lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, and undefeated contender, Gray Maynard, both withdrew from their highly anticipated UFC 130 rematch due to undisclosed injuries. That said, UFC officials promoted the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs Matt Hamill co-main event as the tournament’s main attraction. Meanwhile, a heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Roy Nelson will serve as UFC 130’s co-main event.

Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard had an early frontrunner for ‘Fight of the Year’ last New Year’s Day, when both fighters fought to a draw at UFC 125. The latter nearly finished the first round with barrage of power punches, but the reigning lightweight king survived it.

The UFC 130 will take place on May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. With the tournament headlining a new pair of fighters, will this affect the event’s ticket sales?

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Escovedo vs Barao, Official for UFC 130

Written on May 04, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC made the Cole Escovedo vs Renan 'Barao' Pegado match-up official for UFC 130. Hopefully, no more shifting happens.

A bantamweight match-up pitting Cole Escovedo and Renan ‘Barao’ Pegado has been made official for UFC 130 last Tuesday. In addition to this, Michael McDonald will lock horns against Chris Cariaso on the said event. Verbal agreements between the two fighters are in place.

Cole Escovedo was tapped on short notice to face Barao at UFC 130, as the latter was supposed to duel versus Demetrius Johnson. However, Demetrius Johnson was called to step in for Brad Pickett due to an injury. He will now face Miguel Torres, while Cole Escovedo bows out from his scheduled May 6 match against Tommy Vargas at Tachi Palace Fights 9.

UFC 130, which fight card is almost complete, will take down on May 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The upcoming tournament will green lit a lightweight title rematch between champion, Frankie Edgar, and Gray Maynard.

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Kid Yamamoto Out, Michael McDonald In for UFC 130

Written on April 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 130 had another change of match-up, as Michael McDonald replaces Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto to face Chris Cariaso.

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will have to wait a while before getting in the winner’s column, as he was forced out of the upcoming UFC 130 match due to an injury. Stepping in for him to face Chris Cariaso is the 20-years-old, Michael McDonald.

UFC’s youngest fighter debuted a month ago at UFC Fight Night 24, where he defeated Edwin Figueroa via unanimous decision. Michael McDonald also bagged a Fight of the Night bonus at the said event.

UFC 130 will feature a trilogy rematch between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. The Edgar vs Maynard 3 event is set to take action on May 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Demetrious Johnson Faces Miguel Torres at UFC 130

Written on April 22, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It's no longer Miguel Torres vs Brad Pickett, as Demetrious Johnson steps in for the latter at the upcoming UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3.

After Brad Pickett pulled out from his UFC 130 match due to undisclosed injury, Miguel Torres will now face Demetrious Johnson at the said event. That said, Renan Barao – Demetrious Johnson’s supposed opponent for the event – will now have to wait for another opponent.

Both Miguel Torres and Demetrious Johnson carries a unanimous decision win over Antonio Banuelos and Norifumi Yamamoto, respectively, during their debuts at UFC 126. Their match is expected to air on Spike TV’s live prelims, leading to the UFC 130 pay-per-view.

UFC 130 will highlight a lightweight title rematch between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. The event will take place on May 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Cody McKenzie Collides with Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130

Written on April 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Another pair was added to UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3 fight card, as Cody McKenzie and Bart Palaszewski makes a lighhtweight bout on May 28.

TUF 12 quarter-finalist, Cody McKenzie, will meet in a preliminary lightweight bout with Bart Palaszewski at UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3.

Cody McKenzie is on the rebound after suffering a rear-naked choke from Yves Edwards at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 last January. He has secured ten of his 11 career victories by submission. On the other hand, Bart Palaszewski will make his Octagon debut on May 28. He last fought at WEC 53, wherein he dropped a split decision to Kamal Shalorus. Bart Palaszewski secured 27 of his 35 career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission.

See the complete UFC 130 fight card after the break.

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UFC 130 Signs Nine Fights

Written on March 22, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC signs nine official match-ups for UFC 130 fight card, including a trilogy rematch between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.

UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3 signs nine official match-ups for the upcoming May 28 event.

TUF season 3 winner, Kendall Grove, will welcome Tim Boetsch in the Octagon for a middleweight brawl. Meanwhile, Demetrius Johnson will square off with Renan Barao in a 135-pound showdown. In addition to this, UFC 130 will also highlight a light heavyweight match between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Hamill. Also in the card is a heavyweight duel pitting Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.

See the complete fight card after the skip.

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UFC 130, Official with Seven New Bouts

Written on March 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After the revelation of UFC 130's main card, seven new bouts were added to Edgar vs Maynard 3 fight card.

In just a couple of months, UFC 130 will kick off in Las Vegas with Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard completing their trilogy fight in a main event. After the main card was revealed last week, seven new bouts were added to UFC 130’s fight card.

Former WEC Bantamweight champion, Miguel Torres, will collide with Brad Pickett in a featured match-up at Edgar vs Maynard 3. In addition to this, a light heavyweight showdown will put Quinton “Rampage” Jackson contra Matt Hamill. In a heavyweight fight, Frank Mir will face TUF 10 winner, Roy Nelson.

The latest UFC 130 fight card is posted after the jump.

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UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3 Main Card, Revealed

Written on March 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will meet for the third time to finished their bout. Will a score be settled this time?

UFC has officially announced the main card for UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3. The event that is set on May 30 in Las Vegas, will feature a lightweight title match between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard for the third time. They both met on New Year’s Day, but the match ended to a draw after an epic five round battle. And they will meet once again to settle the score once and for all.

Also included in the main card is a light heavyweight match-up pitting Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Hamill. Former UFC Heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, will meet TUF 10 winner, Roy Nelson in UFC 130’s co-main event. Stefan Struve will lock horns with Travis Browne on a heavyweight bout, and a Brain Stann vs Jorge Santiago fight will close the event’s main card.

Tickets for UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3 will go on public sale on March 19, and will be available to UFC Fight Club members on March 17.

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Jorge Santiago Returns to UFC Against Brian Stann

Written on February 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3 is once again official with six bouts, as the UFC officials ratified a Brian Stann vs Jorge Santiago match-up last Wednesday.

Once again, UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3 becomes official with six bouts. Last Wednesday, the promotion ratified a middleweight tilt between Brian Stann and Jorge Santiago.

Brian Stann was originally slated to face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3. However, the later was vocal with his refusal to fight against the American fan favorite. Hence, the UFC tapped Jorge Santiago – whose services to the promotion was recently reacquired – to fight in lieu of Wanderlei Silva.

The UFC 130 will feature a trilogy fight against Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, and will kick off on May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In addition to this, a light heavyweight clash pitting Rampage Jackson and Matt Hamill is also scheduled for the show. Skycraper, Stefan Struve, will meet Travis Browne, and Roy Nelson will lock horns with Frank Mir in a heavyweight tourney.

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