Frankie Edgar knocks out Gray Maynard in the main event of UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" tonight (Sat., Oct. 8, 2011) in Houston, Texas, to retain his lightweight championship and bring an dazzling end to a thrilling trilogy. This one will -- or should -- go down as the greatest pair of fights in one year between two talented mixed martial artists in history. What an unbelievable night. For complete UFC 136 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here. After the jump is the detailed blow-by-blow from the fight from our very own Andrew Mendez:
UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
Round one: Double jab from Edgar. Leg kick from Edgar. Leg kick from Maynard. Hard combo from Edgar finishes with a left hook. Right from Edgar. Short uppercut from Edgar. Edgar with a heel hook take down attempt and has the back of Maynard but cannot finish it off. Now their in the center of the cage again. HUGE uppercut from Maynard ROCKS EDGAR. Another uppercut from Maynard and now he lands a big knee. Edgar is HURT!!! Big right hook from Edgar. Right from Maynard lands hard. Maynard lands a short right that knocks Edgar back. Now their on the mat and Maynard lands a little and Edgar is back up and Maynard lands another big uppercut. Left from Edgar. Edgar is bleeding bad from His nose. Big right and knee from Maynard. Left from Edgar and big jump knee from Maynard. Now their on the mat and Maynard lands some punches and now their back up. Big left and then right from Maynard. Another left from Maynard. Edgar with a left hook. That is the bell and that was a creepily similar round 1 to the last fight but this time its not a 10-8 round. 10-9 Maynard.
Round two: Both men dancing around feeling one another out. Nice uppercut left hook combo from Edgar. Body head combo from Edgar and then a leg kick. Nice uppercut left hook combo again. Leg kick from Edgar and a big right hook from Edgar. Left hook from Edgar. Edgar shoots and nothing there Edgar lands a left on the break. Nice uppercut and left hook from Edgar. Jab from Edgar, and nice combo with a finishing left hook from Edgar. Right from Maynard and that is the bell. That was all Edgar in that round. 10-9 Edgar.
Round three: Inside leg kick from Edgar. Jab from Edgar. Leg kick from Edgar. Knee from Maynard. Left from Edgar. Hard leg kick from Edgar. Edgar ducks under for a single but is stopped. Jab from Edgar. Leg kick from Edgar and one from Maynard. Body shot from Edgar. Edgar with a duck under right hand. Left from Edgar. Jab from both men. Right from Maynard. Inside leg kick from Edgar. Short uppercut from Maynard. Big right hook from Edgar. Nice leg kick from Edgar. Hard left hook right straight combo from Edgar. Jab from Edgar. Uppercut from Edgar. Nice combo from Edgar. Nice body kick from Edgar. Jab from Maynard. That is the bell and another round goes to Edgar. 10-9 Edgar.
Round four: Right from Edgar. Inside leg kick from Edgar. Edgar goes for a take down and he lands a good uppercut. HARD right hand and left from Edgar. Leg kick from Edgar. Maynard goes for a take down and Edgar stuffs it. Maynard with a knee to the body. Hard right from Edgar. Nice uppercut from Edgar now. Another good uppercut from Edgar and coutner right from Maynard. Right from Edgar and then a leg kick and another leg kick. Edgar slips out of a take down attempt. Leg kick from Edgar. Left from Edgar. Nice body head combo from Edgar. Left from Edgar. Edgar shoots for a take down and then lands a HUGE uppercut!!!! Maynard is dropped, and bounces back to his feet. Edgar now charges in and lands two uppercuts and a big right!! Maynard is hurt bad!!! Edgar lands a MONSTER right and Maynard drops to the mat!! Edgar jumps on top and is pounding away with punches and that is it the ref stops it!!! WOW, Frankie Edgar with a vicious KO win!