Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard have verbally agreed to meet for a third time at UFC 136 in Houston, sources close to the event confirmed with MMA Fighting.
The long-awaited trilogy fight was supposed to take place at UFC 130 in May, but a nagging back injury led Edgar to pull out of thebout, while a lingering knee injury sidelined Maynard, thus forcing the UFC to delay the lightweight title
Maynard handed Edgar the only loss of his career in April 2008. They met again in January, this time under different circumstances with Edgar as champion, but the UFC 125 rematch ended in a draw. That fight is considered by many to be the current front-runner for 2011 Fight of the Year.
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8 October 2011
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (Lightweight Championship bout)
José Aldo vs. Kenny Florian (Featherweight Championship bout)
Middleweight bout: Brian Stann vs. Chael Sonnen
Middleweight bout: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago
Lightweight bout: Joe Lauzon vs. Melvin Guillard
Heavyweight bout: Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow
Featherweight bout: Josh Grispi vs. Matt Grice