Monday, Oct 18, 2010
Six Bouts Confirmed for UFC 125
By FCF Staff The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially confirmed six bouts for the promotion’s upcoming New Year’s Day, 2011 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC 125 “Resolution” card will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
As expected, the January 1st card will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard. The bout will be the second time the two wrestlers have fought, as Maynard worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Edgar in April, 2008.
“Resolution” will also feature a fight between notable heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson, who are both coming off losses. Carwin was submitted in the second round by champion Brock Lesnar this past July, while Nelson was outscored by Junior dos Santos in August, and lost by unanimous decision.
Other bouts that have been confirmed for UFC 125 card include a lightweight bout between Clay Guida and Takanori Gomi, at middleweight, Chris Leben (pictured left) versus Brian Stann, light-heavyweight Brandon Vera will take on Thiago Silva, and at 170lbs., Nate Diaz will fight Dong Hyun Kim.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 6:17 pm