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Houston, we have a trilogy.
After five grueling rounds and one surprising decision between UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and undefeated number one contender Gray Maynard back on Jan. 1, we still don't have a "Resolution" to the division's blurry title picture.
Expect that to change in the main event of UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3," which will go down this Saturday night (Oct. 8) at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
So with two looks in the books, how did the oddsmakers break this one down? Frankie Edgar is a slight favorite at -155 while Gray Maynard plays underdog at +135.
After enduring a "Bully" beatdown in the first round of their UFC 125 headliner earlier this year, Edgar somehow rebounded to battle Maynard to an unsatisfying draw. It was a fantastic fight, which was a rematch that looked nothing like their original encounter back in 2008 that Maynard won convincingly with superior wrestling and raw power.
He came about as close as anyone could to finding "The Answer" to finishing Edgar, which is why he'll get a third (and hopefully final) shot at dethroning the Toms River native this Fall in "The Lone Star State."
"Edgar vs. Maynard 3" was originally scheduled for the UFC 130 main event over the Memorial Day Weekend; however, both fighters suffered injuries severe enough to postpone their 155-pound grudge match.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson stepped up to defeat former Ultimate Fighter Matt Hamill in their absence.
And let's not forget about Melvin Guillard.
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard this Saturday night. Too close to bet? Or does the line play in your favor? Let's hear your action for this weekend's pay-per-view in the comments section below.