UFC on FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida Preview & Predictions

Gray Maynard (10-1-1) vs. Clay Guida (29-12)

Just like Nucky Thompson did many years earlier, Clay Guida and Gray Maynard will try their luck on the Atlantic city boardwalk in pursuit of UFC glory. While both fighters are coming off losses, they fall under a different set of circumstances. Guida’s loss to Benson Henderson cost him a title shot while Maynard’s knockout defeat to Frankie Edgar denied him the lightweight title and gave him the first loss of his career. Pre-fight drama has uncharacteristically in their case, reared its ugly head as Maynard’s camp filed a protest with the New Jersey Athletic Control Board complaining about Clay Guida’s hair. To avoid any commission entanglements to focus on the fight, Guida will braid his hair. Maynard told MMAJunkie.com “I never filed a complaint” and “This was the first I’ve ever heard about it.”

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UFC 136 Edgar vs. Maynard III results

UFC 136 Edgar vs. Maynard III results 10/8/11

 

Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

 

 

 

– Facebook Prelims

 

Mike Massenzio defeated Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision

 

Aaron Simpson defeated Eric Schafer via unanimous decision. The score was  30-37 across the board

 

Darren Elkins defeated Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision

 

Stipe Miocic defeated Joey Beltran via unanimous decision

 

 

 

– Spike Prelims

 

Anthony Pettis defeated Jeremy Stephens via split decision. The score was 29-28 across the board

 

Demian Maia defeated Jorge Santiago via unanimous decision. The score was 30-27 across the board

 

 

 

– Main Card

 

Joe Lauzon defeated Melvin Guillard by submission via rear-naked choke @ 0:47 of 1st Round

 

Nam Phan defeated Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision. The score was 29-28 across the board

 

Chael Sonnen defeated Brian Stann by submission via arm triangle @ 3:51 of the 2nd Round

 

*Sonnen cut a promo after the bout saying “Anderson Silva absolutely sucks. Superbowl weekend, lets sweeten the deal. If you lose, you leave the division. If I win, I leave the UFC forever”.

 

-Featherweight Championship

 

Jose Also defeated Kenny Florian via unanimous decision to retain the title. The score was 49-46 across the board as Florian won the 1st round and Aldo won 4 close rounds.

 

-Lightweight Championship

 

Frankie Edgar defeated Gray Maynard via TKO due to strikes at 3:54 of the 4th round.

 

Gray Maynard won the first round in similar fashion as he won the first round in their second fight when Gray hit Edgar with a over hand right hand that rocked him. Frankie recovered and used slick footwork and got in and out with his punches. Maynard kept telegraphing his punches as he kept looking for that one knockout shot. Edgar finished Maynard in the 4th when he connect with two right hand shots after Maynard missed the takedown. Edgar jumped on him and kept hitting with shot after shot until Josh Rosenthal came in to stop the fight. Edgar was happy as can be while Maynard was devastated as he buried his face into the cage while his corner calmed him down.

 

 

 

 

 

UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III Preview & Predictions

While UFC 136 does not have a marquee mega fight that will produce a lot of fan fare, it is the most well rounded card of the year as every fight is intriguing and well matched. Two title championship fights headline the card with the return of one of the most controversial fighters the sport has seen in years. The Facebook Prelims start 5:45 p.m. EST and the Spike TV Prelims start at 8:00 p.m. followed by the PPV beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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