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EDGAR & MAYNARD SERVE UP A NEW YEAR THRILLER!!,
This review is from: UFC 125: Resolution [DVD] (DVD)
on January 1, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Lightweigts Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard went toe to toe in a classic back and forth match that even though it was taking place on January 1st staked a very EARLY claim for 2011's match of the year. Frankie Edgar as the defending champion was out to avenge his only loss against number one contender Xtreme Couture stand out Gray Maynard. Would Edgar once again overcome the odds like he did against BJ Penn or would Maynard superior wrestling prove to much for Edgar like it did back at Florian vs. Lauzon Fight Night back in April 2008. All i can say is that this fight was one of the most gripping that i have seen!
UFC 125 was originally to have Shane Carwin fight Roy Nelson, but a combination of event s put paid to that, so in the co main event hard hitters Chris Leben and Brian Stann went head to head, Leben is hardly ever in a bad fight and both fighters go looking for a KO early. Brazilian Thiago Silva who hadn't fought in nearly a year took on Brandon Vera in what was a good fight, however this fight would be shrouded in controversy weeks afterwards. Scrap pack fighter and brother of Nick, Nate Diaz battled Dong Hyun Kim in an entertaining battle. Speaking of entertaining Clay Guida brings his 100 miles an hour fight pace to the Octagon to fight International superstar Takanori Gomi. On the undercard which is included Josh Grispi fights Dustin Poirier knowing a win would give him a Featherwight title shot, Grispi was originally to fight Champion Jose Aldo at this event.
As usual these 2 disc UFC DVD are jam packed with features including all the preliminary fights as well as the always excellent countdown show which is what you should watch first if you have not already seen the event. The weigh ins are included as well so get ready for some stare down's. UFC 125 started the year off with a bang for the UFC and is well worth owning.