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Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard: Head to Head

The first UFC title fight of 2011 is just eleven days away, which means it’s time to drag out some stats and see who holds the advantages in the Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard rematch — on paper, at least. As we all know, anything can happen in the cage. Seriously. This one could end in a unanimous decision, it could end in a split decision, a majority decision…you just never know.

Edgar: Defended his lightweight title in a 50-45 x 3 shutout against BJ Penn at UFC 118.
Maynard: Routed Kenny Florian the same night to win the #1 lightweight contender spot.
Advantage: Edgar

Edgar: His UFC Fight Night 13 decision loss against, you guessed it, Gray Maynard. It’s still the only loss on Edgar’s record.
Maynard: He’s never lost in professional competition, though he was submitted by Nate Diaz on TUF 5 (a loss he avenged later at UFC Fight Night 20) and accidentally knocked himself out in a no-contest against Rob Emerson.
Advantage: Maynard

Edgar: 22% (2 stoppage wins in 9 fights)
Maynard: 11% (1 stoppage win in 9 fights)
Advantage: Edgar

Edgar: 5’6", 72" reach
Maynard: 5’8", 70" reach
Advantage: even

Edgar: 3
Maynard: 0
Advantage: Edgar

Edgar: MTV’s True Life
Maynard: Supernanny
Advantage: Edgar

Edgar: Four-time national qualifier at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Maynard: Three-time All American at Michigan State.
Advantage: Maynard

Edgar: "My good friend and training partner, Chris Liguori, gave it to me. He was just like, ‘you’ve always got the answer’ so maybe I had a big mouth or something, I don’t know. But it sounds good with Edgar."
Maynard: That time he stole a neglected bull terrier from some dirtbag.
Advantage: Maynard

Edgar: Frank. No surprises there.
Maynard: Bradley. Wait, seriously? You lied to us!
Advantage: Edgar

Edgar: +110
Maynard: -140
Advantage: Maynard

Final score: The defending champ gets the edge, 5-4-1, meaning he’ll come out on top in a close decision. (What else?) Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to sorting Jim Morrison’s mail

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831 Father- December 22, 2010 at 8:33 am
Hair advantage: Frankie
Droning, plodding voice mixed with awkward silence advantage: Gray
Ability to run backwards advantage: Frankie
Lack of personality advantage: Toss-up
KingTcb- December 22, 2010 at 3:53 am
Jon Fitch fan may b going q little far... he doesn't even attempt a finish where on the other hand I think Edgar does but just lacks the power and fights guys who really don't get submitted often
PERPATRAITOR- December 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm
I like Jake shields and anyone who disses Camp Cesar Gracie will have to answer to the Diaz Brahhhs. Homie. Honestly they have a sick ass camp. Nate Diaz > Maynard > Edgar.

I'm going to be at this fight at the MGM.
ghostboner- December 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm
@KingTcb - so you are also a Jon Fitch fan?
KingTcb- December 21, 2010 at 6:21 pm
Is it me or are new mma fans just ko babies that have never competed in anything in there lives and can't appreciate a skilled game plan to win against a tough ass opponent? Swinging for the fences is really doing wonders for some careers. If its a boring gassed out lay and pray fight its one thing but u can't say Edgar isn't non stop every single round. Sorry they all can't b wwe superstars with 300lb ko power
DangadaDang- December 21, 2010 at 5:35 pm
I think I'd put Gray Maynard's Shake weight parody from the 2010 MMA awards over his Supernanny appearance.
ghostboner- December 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm
So is it just me or is no one excited for this fight, and does no one give 2 perfectly rounded pellet like floating grassy shits about the outcome?

It will prob be fight of the year now that I said that.
ghostboner- December 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm
Pretty sure the Bj vs Edgar fight was 5 rounds, but whatev
ccman- December 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm
Just in:
Jon fitch
Josh koscheck
Grey maynard
Jake sheilds
Frankie edgar will all be placed on the same card, nap time at the apollo.

Bonuses are pre set to
knock out- arrianny's wedgie
Submission - coker for realizing he can't even compete with this snoozer
Fight - 2 bums in the parking lot scrapping over half a dead rat.

Assume dw curses a lot.
Fedor Penn- December 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm
No thanks, I don't want to watch 2 guys not fight for 5 rounds. I'll stream the card and not even watch the main event probably. War Sonnen!
ccman- December 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm
And right now somewhere in the ghetto jake sheildzzzzzz wonders "can I make 155? I might not be the human ambien at 155"

Yes you would jake... yes you would
Clyde- December 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm
We wish sparrow... we wish.
RSparrow- December 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm
30 seconds left in the fight...

Pettis jumps over the cage and ninja kicks the fuck out of both of them, takes the belt, and peaces out.
Kid Clam Curtains- December 21, 2010 at 2:00 pm
3 stoppages in 18 combined fighZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz
GILL-uh-TEEN- December 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm
Buffer: "This fight is sponsored by Nyquil, The nighttime sniffling sneezing coughing aching stuffy head fever so you can rest medicine, the official ZZZzzzzzzz"
Tai-Pan- December 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm
How did I not know that Gray *Bradley* Maynard knocked himself out? Jesus what else have I missed.
Fried Taco- December 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm
Edgar: 5'6", 72" reach
Maynard: 5'8", 70" reach
Advantage: virtually identical

There, fixed it.
nickyroose- December 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm
It's like watching little people fight. Not enough power to finish but enough energy for 10 rounds.