UFC 136 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Edgar vs Maynard 3'

For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" event, going down at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

UFC 136 will feature the third and final match-up pitting Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard in the trilogy fight to end the logjam at the top of the 155-pound division.

In the co-main event of the evening, Jose Aldo will defend his featherweight championship for the second time inside the Octagon against Kenny Florian, who is receiving what could turn out to be a final shot at UFC gold.

And don't forget about the return of Chael Sonnen, who will square off against Brian Stann in a middleweight title eliminator bout.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered. 

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 136 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass

Spike TV Prelims preview and predictions

Facebook Prelims preview and predictions

Fight preview: Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard

Fight preview: Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian

Fight preview: Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann

Fight preview: Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon

Fight preview: Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan

UFC 136 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference staredown pics

Press conference video

UFC 136 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in photos gallery

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in video

UFC 136 odds:

Complete betting guide to UFC 136

Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard

Jose Aldo vs. Kenny Florian

Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann

Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon

Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan

UFC 136 news:

Event poster

How to watch the event online

Conference call live blog

Open workouts photos gallery

Exclusive interview with Brian Stann (Part one)

Exclusive interview with Brian Stann (Part two)

Exclusive interview with Nam Phan

UFC Fan Expo Diary: Day one

Behind the numbers: A complete statistical breakdown of "Edgar vs. Maynard 3"

Behind the numbers: A complete statistical breakdown of "Aldo vs. Florian"

Dana White confirms winner of Sonnen vs. Stann will receive middleweight title shot

UFC 136 editorials:

History in the Making: Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard kick off 2011 with a bang

History in the Making: Frankie Edgar welcomes Mark Bocek to the Octagon at UFC 73

History in the Making: Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick steal the show at UFC 129

History in the Making: Kenny Florian barrels through the lightweight division

Frankie Edgar is tired of thinking about Gray Maynard

Angry Gray Maynard will make sure Frankie Edgar is in pain

Gray Maynard, Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian are in "do or die" situations

How did Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard score their second fight?

Jose Aldo is quicker, stronger and more explosive than Kenny Florian

Kenny Florian won't be intimidated by Jose Aldo's reputation

Chael Sonnen's ability, not his mouth, should be the focus

Chael Sonnen is the champion and Brian Stann is his number one contender

Chael Sonnen has world class takedown that no one seems able to stop

Brian Stann has enough power to knock anybody out

Chael Sonnen is in a race to the finish line against Brian Stann

Look no further than Melvin Guillard for most improved fighter

Dana White always thought Melvin Guillard was the biggest waste of talent

Why did Melvin Guillard leave Greg Jackson's to go train with Rashad Evans?

Stipe Miocic likes to wear tights

Joey Beltran is not going to lay down -- or a lay a turd -- for Stipe Miocic

UFC 136 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Countdown to UFC 136

Extended event video preview

The Great Debate on Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 2

Sport Science: Gray Maynard has a stronger grip than an NFL lineman

Mayhem Miller predicts the two title fights

Frankie Edgar is sick of talking about Gray Maynard

Frankie Edgar on his biggest advantage over Gray Maynard

Frankie Edgar "Heart of a Champion"

Gray Maynard is still angry at going to a draw with Frankie Edgar at UFC 125

Jose Aldo is going to push the pace and finish Kenny Florian

Jose Aldo ready for Kenny Florian

Jose Aldo went from Favela to the Octagon

Jose Aldo will have no problem making weight for Kenny Florian fight

Kenny Florian talks 25 minutes of hell with Jose Aldo

Brian Stann vs. a fly

Brian Stann only needs five seconds to knock out Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has fought 46 men and never been outstruck

Chael Sonnen is the most interesting man in the world

Chael Sonnen is never confident, secure or ready for a fight

Melvin Guillard now hits five or six times harder than he used to

Joe Lauzon video blog

Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode one

Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode two

Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode three

Jeremy Stephens fight week video blog episode four

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The final resolution to the lightweight championship? The return of Chael Sonnen? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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