Edgar-Maynard Goes To A Draw
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – In a rare occurrence Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard fought to a draw in the main event of UFC 125 on Saturday night, allowing Edgar to hold on to his lightweight championship.
Maynard opened up with a big first round as he destroyed the champion with his striking and won the opening frame 10-8, but Edgar regained his composure between rounds and went on to dictate the rest of the fight with his boxing and wrestling. Maynard was still solid in the middle rounds and won a few on the judges scorecards, but ultimately the judges scored the bout 48-46 Maynard, 48-46 Edgar, and 47-47, which resulted in a draw.
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com Edgar had betting odds of +115 to win the fight while Maynard had odds of -145. Due to the draw, all betting action is off for the fight and betters would not lose or win money.
In the co-main event, underdog Brian Stann scored a first-round knockout victory over Chris Leben. Stann landed a pair of big hooks and a knee to Leben and then followed it up with ground-and-pound to earn the stoppage. Stann had betting odds of +135 entering the contest so a wager of $100 on Stann will pay out $135.
For complete results from UFC 125’s main card, see below.
UFC 125 Main Card Results
UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar fought to a split draw with Gray Maynard
Brian Stann (+135) def. Chris Leben by first round KO (3:37)
Thiago Silva (-145) def. Brandon Vera by unanimous decision
Dong Hyun Kim (-130) def. Nate Diaz by unanimous decision
Clay Guida (-150) def. Takanori Gomi by second round submission via guillotine choke (4:27)