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The pay-per-view main card is headlined by the third meeting between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. The two men fought to a draw in their epic rematch this past January. Also on the card is a featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian. The card remains solid all the way through with former middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen facing Brian Stann, a rematch Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia's exciting slugfest and fast rising lightweight star Melvin Guillard battling Joe Lauzon.
It's one of the best cards in UFC history and we'll be here to break it all down.
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Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon - Round 1 - Guillard with a kick and a punch and Lauzon answers with a left hook. Big left hand to the body. Left hook from Lauzon hurts Guillard and Melvin's legs give out as he falls to the ground. Lauzon takes his back and sinks in the hooks, the choke is locked in and Guillard taps! Oh my! Joe Lauzon wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 1.
Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia - Round 1 - Both men trading early and it's Phan actually doing the landing. Garcia hitting a lot of air on his early punches. Leg kick by Garcia. Garcia continuing not to land. Phan with a combination that goes from the body to the head. Right hand by Phan catches Garcia off balance and Garcia falls to the ground. Phan on top. They're restarted for no particular reason by the ref. Phan lands a hard left hook and a hard jab. Garcia with a leg kick. Left hook by Phan. Garcia continuing to miss, It probably sounds like I'm being mean, but I just want to make sure it's noted that Garcia isn't landing anything. Left hand to the body by Phan and a wide left hook to the head. Left hand finally lands for Garcia. Body kick by Garcia. Jab for Phan, and another. Body shot by Phan. Body shot by Garcia. Jab lands for Phan. Phan with a right hand. Accidental eye poke by Phan and Garcia says he is okay. Phan with a punch as Garcia tries to clinch him and ends the ound on top. 10-9 Phan.
Round 2 - Right hand by Garcia and a left in return by Phan. Garcia misses with a punch and a head kick. Big right hand off the combination by Phan. Phan continuing to be the one landing while Garcia throws wide shots that hit air. Phan drilling him with a left, right combo. Big body shot by Phan.Right hand for Garcia. Garcia walking forward and missing while Phan lands a three punch combo. Another left hook to the body hurts Garcia. Phan is getting in and out with little offensive resistance from Garcia. Right hand by Garcia gets through a little bit. Phan has Garcia bleeding below the right eye. 10-9 Phan again. Garcia is getting outclassed.
Round 3 - Garcia throws four punches and a leg kick that lands (the punches missed). Garcia keeps working the leg kicks and at least they're landing. Body shot by Garcia. Left hand brriefly drops Phan. Phan is hurt! Garcia is winging punches trying to close. His disregard for accuracy actually let Phan survive a bad spot. Phan starting to land big shots. Combinations landing for Phan. Phan slipping Garcia's punches and he scores a takedown. They're restarted and the crowd cheers. Leg kick by Garcia. Garcia misses with a spinning backfist. Body shot by Phan. Garcia tries for a takedown and briefly has it before Phan gets back to his feet. Both men landing as the fight ends. 10-9 Garcia I guess. No way he should win the fight though.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board all for Nam Phan. Nam Phan wins by unanimous decision.
Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann - Round 1 - Sonnen comes out looking for a takedown right away. He throws some knees to the body of Stann against the cage and Stann reverses. Stann punching to the body. Sonnen pushes him back into the cage. Sonnen with a nice trip takedown into side control. Elbow by Sonnen. Knees to the body by Sonnen now. A few short punches by Chael and he is keeping Stann from rolling over. Sonnen almost passes to mount but Stann gets guard. Stann tries to get up and Sonnen takes his back. Sonnen trying to sink a choke in. Great transition to mount by Sonnen. Stann stands up and Sonnen is riding his back against the fence backpack style. Suplex to the ground by Sonnen. Sonnen just grinding away with punches and elbows from the top now. Big punches by Sonnen again. Stann was looking to get a leg over the shoulder but instead eats some big punches. Sonnen dominated that round on the ground. 10-9 Sonnen.
Round 2 - Stann throws a kick, Sonnen catches it and takes him right down. Sonnen just working his big punches from the top. Sonnen with a great move using a headlock to open up the pass to side control. Sonnen quickly to mount now. Sonnen slamming Stann's head into the mat. Stann eventually manages to get full guard back and he tries for a triangle and the ref stands them up for ABSOLUTELY no reason, that was horrible and I never want this guy to ref another fight. Stann with a big punch. Sonnen picks Stann up and slams him to the ground. Sonnen locks up an arm triangle and it's over. Sonnen just completely DOMINATED Brian Stann. Chael Sonnen wins by submission (arm triangle), round 2.
UFC Featherweight Championship - Jose Aldo (c) vs. Kenny Florian - Round 1 - Florian with leg kicks early. Aldo tries to wade forward with some punches and lands a left hand. Big punch rocks Florian but he's back on his toes trying to come forward. Right hand lands for Florian. Kenny tries for a takedown and Aldo bounces back up. Florian with another takedown. Florian takes Aldo's back standing and Aldo tries to grab a kimura. Uppercut by Aldo just misses and Florian ducks under a hook but can't get the takedown. Florian pushes Aldo into the cage. 10-9 Florian for controlling the action.
Round 2 - Leg kick by Florian. Left hand lands for Aldo. Aldo tries to land a right hand but Forian blocks it. The crowd boos the slow action and Florian's brother yells to listen to him, not the crowd. Aldo with a sharp leg kick. Leg kick by Aldo again. And one in return by Kenny. Head kick by Florian is blocked. Head kick by Aldo is blocked. Aldo throws Kenny aside but misses the kick to follow up. Florian misses the takedown and Aldo lands a right hand and a leg kick. Leg kick by Florian lands hard. Florian looking for a takedown but can't get it as the round ends. 10-9 Aldo, close round.
Round 3 - Leg kick and body kick by Florian. Aldo with an uppercut and now a straight right. Left hook by Aldo. He's getting a little more loose with his strikes now. Leg kick and two hard punches by Aldo. Knee lands for Aldo. Right hand again by Aldo and this is a good round for him. Takedown attempt by Florian and Aldo reverses and ends up in mount. Florian gets out of mount and Aldo is in side control. Aldo still on top landing a punch. Florian manages to get to his feet. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 4 - Right hand by Aldo. A lot of missed strikes and this round is much more of a grind. Florian has Aldo up against the cage looking for the takedown but cant' get it. Right hand by Aldo and a left hook. Florian just missed with an elbow on the break. Right hand by Florian. 10-9 Aldo again on my card.
Round 5 - Florian pushing Aldo into the cage. Florian with an attempt to kick and Aldo pushes him to the mat. Aldo stands over Florian for a while landing kicks to the thigh before they're back to standing. Aldo pushes him into the fence. Aldo with another round won and that should do it. 10-9 Aldo makes it 49-46 on my card.
Official Scorecard: 49-46 Jose Aldo across the board. Jose Aldo retains his UFC Featherweight Championship.
UFC Lightweight Championship - Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Gray Maynard - Round 1 - Nice quick combination by Edgar. Edgar charges in after a combination and locks up Maynard against the cage but they separate. Maynard with a huge uppercut and Edgar is rocked. Maynard tries to follow up and lands a knee. A few more punches just miss. Maynard with another few huge punches and Edgar is hurt again. Edgar with a jab out of nowhere. Flying knee now and Edgar is rocked. This is the first fight all over again but without Maynard's wasted energy. 10-8 round for Maynard.
Round 2 - Edgar looking steady on his feet again. Edgar's speed is taking the round over a bit here. Edgar almost scores a takedown but Maynard keeps it standing. Two punches land for Edgar and he continues to avoid the strikes of Maynard. Nice combo by Edgar. Close round. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 3 - It's round two all over as Edgar is using speed to get in and out while Maynard chases. Maynard is having trouble really getting anything off. There's not a ton of action to call here. Edgar won the round. 10-9 Edgar makes it 28-28.
Round 4 - Right hand misses for Maynard. Right hand by Edgar. Maynard drops for a takedown and can't get it so he settles for a knee to the body. Right hand by Edgar and Maynard is backing up. Right hand by Gray on the counter lands hard. Leg kicks by Edgar are landing. Maynard tries a single leg and can't get it. Right hand by Edgar, Maynard is hurt badly! Another big shot and Maynard is down! Edgar following up with a flurry of punches and the referee has stop it! Frankie Edgar wins by TKO (punches), round 4.