#4 Frankie Edgar sets a UFC record
Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar (21-5-1) is a former UFC Lightweight champion with an MMA base of wrestling, boxing and BJJ. Gray ‘The Bully’ Maynard (12-6-1-1) is an NCAA-Div 1 All-American with an MMA base of wrestling, BJJ and boxing. Maynard is best known for his trilogy of fights against Edgar.
Edgar lost a decision to Maynard in April of 2008, fought him to a draw in January of 2011 (UFC 125) and knocked Maynard out in October of the same year (UFC 136). The most memorable of these fights is without a doubt Edgar’s UFC 125 split-draw against Maynard.
Edgar was repeatedly dropped by Maynard’s right-hand over the course of the opening round of their UFC 125 thriller. Miraculously, Edgar survived and came back to outwork Maynard with better footwork and a chain-takedown strategy.
Although the judges scored the bout a draw, Edgar emerged out of UFC 125 as a winner in the eyes of the MMA community.
To this date, Frankie Edgar is the only fighter to survive 3 knockdowns and rally to a draw inside the Octagon.Published 12 Feb 2017, 16:35 IST