Edgar vs. Maynard III In The Works For UFC 130

Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard

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Edgar faces Maynard again at UFC 130

The third bout between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard is set for UFC 130  this May.

MMAFighting.com reported news of the match up earlier today.

Edgar fought Maynard for a second time at “UFC 125: Resolution” this month, keeping his belt after a five round fight that ended with a split-draw. Maynard, who holds a win over Edgar, exited the Octagon convinced he won the fight, while the champion believed he should have earned the victory as well.

UFC President Dana White originally stated that WEC champion Anthony Pettis would get the next shot at the champion, but then decided to give Maynard the next title fight after the draw.

UFC 130, which is rumored to take place sometime this upcoming May, is still far from official. However, a heavyweight bout between former champion Frank Mir and Roy Nelson is in the works, as is a light heavyweight tilt between Thiago Silva and Quinton Jackson.

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