UFC 125 draw: Edgar survives brutal first to retain title vs. Maynard Frank Edgar may not appear to have the size of a lightweight champ, but he's certainly got the heart. The UFC title holder took a vicious beating in the first and was on the ground multiple times. From there, Edgar's slick boxing and takedown defense allowed him to crawl back into the fight on the scorecards. He earned a draw, 48-46, 46-48 and 47-47, to retain his belt in the main event at UFC 125 in Las Vegas. This Cagewriter scored it 47-46 for Maynard. (10-7, 9-10, 10-9, 9-10 and 9-10). Update - Judges scores Patricia Morse-Jarman: 47-47 (10-8 GM, 10-9 FE, 10-9 FE, 10-9 FE, 10-9 GM) Glenn Trowbridge: 48-46 FE (8-10, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9) Marcos Rosales: 48-46 GM (update soon) Update II - Edgar and Maynard earned Fight of the Night honors. Each fighter received a $60,000 bonus. Edgar's trouble in the opening round started when he got buried by a Maynard left hook with 3:43 left. The champ fell to his back and did a somersault back to his feet. That's when he got on his horse. Another right hook and uppercut dropped him to his knees. Edgar got to his feet with 3:31 left and two more uppercuts dropped him again. Ten seconds later, Edgar got up, got hit some more and fell down for a fourth time. He still had three minutes and 21 seconds to get through. Edgar got up but was pinned against the cage taking shot after shot. Referee Yves Lavigne showed great restraint in not stopping the fight. With a bloodied nose, Edgar got up with 2:40 left only to get drilled by another left hook and go down to his knees for the fifth time in the round. With 1:52 left, Edgar ate a right hook and fell down for the sixth time. He absorbed two more right hooks and slipped to the floor for the seventh time. There was still 1:37 left in the round! Edgar got to his feet with 1:21 left and stumbled along the cage. If it were a ring, he may have fallen through the ropes. For the next 80 seconds, Edgar's hands were low as he stumbled around the cage, but Maynard was a little tired and couldn't land a fight ending punch. It was one of the more amazing tales of survival we've seen in recent MMA history. Early strike reports said Maynard landed 97 shots in the first, so it was no surprise to see "The Bully" sapped in the second. Update III - FightMetric reports the first round was 47-10 for Maynard in strikes landed. In the second, Maynard landed just six shots. He was sluggish. It allowed Edgar to unscramble his head and inch back into the fight. The smaller fighter even scored a big double-leg slam takedown with 1:15 left in the round. Edgar got the second and the third was evenly matched. Maynard landed the heavier shots in the final 70 seconds and also scored a takedown....
The MMA Hour With Werdum, Barnett, Coker, Marquardt, Walker and More Filed under: MMA Videos, UFC, Strikeforce, FanHouse Exclusive, Videos The MMA Hour makes its 2011 debut in a very big way. Monday's show will be a three-hour, nine guest extravaganza, featuring some of the biggest names in the sport. The show will also start at a special start time of 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT. * Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett and Scott Coker will all be in studio to discuss Strikeforce's upcoming heavyweight tournament. * Another Strikeforce heavyweight, Herschel Walker, will return to discuss his Jan. 29 fight against Scott Carson. * UFC middleweight Nate Marquardt will talk about his 2011 plans and his recent loss to Yushin Okami. * Mike Roberts, Chael Sonnen and Anthony Pettis' manager, will lay out what's next for his clients. * Jacob Volkmann will talk about getting a visit from the Secret Service and being featured on The Tonight Show after making comments about President Obama. * Mark Hominick will talk about his UFC fight against George Roop on Jan. 22 and a potential title fight against Jose Aldo. * And Matt Mitrione will stop by to deliver his "Mitrione Minute." And of course, we'll be taking your calls. Give us a shout at: 212-254-0193 or 212-254-0237. Watch the show live below beginning at a special start time 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT. Download previous episodes of The MMA Hour on iTunes here. Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/01/10/the-mma-hour-with-werdum-barnett-coker-marquardt-walker-vol/ Jake Shields Josh Koscheck Martin Kampmann Carlos Condit


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