Last night a rare thing happened and that is a title fight went to a draw. I really thought Gray Maynard won the fight but the judges saw it differently. They fought to a split draw (48-46, 46-48, 47-47). Other bouts that took place include:
-Lightweight bout: Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi
Guida defeated Gomi by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:27 of round 2.
-Welterweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Kim defeated Diaz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
-Light Heavyweight bout: Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva
Silva defeated Vera by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).
-Middleweight bout: Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
Stann defeated Leben by TKO (strikes) 3:37 of round 1.
You can bet down the road Edgar and Maynard will fight again but until then there are some more great fights to look forward to in 2011. Here’s the rundown for the next few months.
-Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
-Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
-Light Heavyweight bout: United States Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader
-Bantamweight bout: United States Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos
-Welterweight bout: BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch
-Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Maurício Rua vs. Rashad Evans
-Heavyweight bout: Mirko Filipović vs. Brendan Schaub
-Bantamweight bout: Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
UFC Fight Night 24
-Light Heavyweight bout: Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Tito Ortiz
– Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St-Pierre (c) vs Jake Shields
-Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida
So these first few months of the year we have a lot to look forward to in the UFC. The addition of Jake Sheilds and the WEC fighters are going to make the UFC a powerhouse in 2011. Stay tuned as more fights are announced.