UFC 136 had its share of exciting MMA fights, and the main event between current lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard definitely lived up to the hype. Here are the results of the UFC 136 fight card held on Oct. 8, at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.
Frankie Edgar defeats Gray Maynard
The first round was similar to the Jan. 1 encounter between the two MMA fighters, with Maynard rocking Edgar several times. Once again, Edgar withstood Maynard’s barrage of punches, finishing the first round bloodied but not beaten. Edgar took control of the MMA fight in the second round, putting some crisp combinations together. In the fourth round, Edgar rocked Maynard with an uppercut, cornering him against the cage and finishing with some brutal ground and pound.
Jose Aldo defeats Kenny Florian
Florian put in a valiant effort against the UFC’s featherweight champion, going head-to-head with the dangerous Brazilian for the entire duration of the MMA fight. Unfortunately for Kenny, it wasn’t enough to convince the judges, as Aldo walked away with the unanimous decision.
Chael Sonnen defeats Brian Stann
Sonnen was certainly impressive in his return to the Octagon at UFC 136, dominating Stann for the entire duration of the fight. After softening Stann up in the first round, Sonnen finished off the war hero in the second round with an arm-triangle (yes, Chael used a BJJ technique!). After the fight, Sonnen called out UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, asking for a rematch on Super Bowl weekend.
“Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck,” Sonnen said during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. “Super Bowl weekend, the biggest rematch in the history of the business. I’m calling you out, Silva, but we’re upping the stakes. I beat you, you leave the division. You beat me; I’ll leave the UFC forever.”
Nam Phan defeats Leonard Garcia
Phan and Garcia put on show at UFC 136, going toe-to-toe for 15 minutes and earning the “Fight of the Night” award. Phan took the first two rounds, but Garcia came back hard in the third round. Luckily for Phan, the judges got it right this time and gave the 28 year old MMA fighter the unanimous decision.
Joe Lauzon defeats Melvin Guillard
Lauzon ended Guillard’s dreams of a title shot in 47 seconds, stunning the Louisiana native with a left before jumping on his back and securing the rear-naked choke.
Demian Maia defeats Jorge Santiago (Unanimous decision)
Anthony Pettis defeats Jeremy Stephens (split decision)
Stipe Miocic defeats Joey Beltran (unanimous decision)
Darren Elkins defeats Tiequan Zhang (unanimous decision)
Aaron Simpson defeats Eric Schafer (unanimous decision)
Mike Massenzio defeats Steve Cantwell (unanimous decision)