The UFC was back in Houston for the second time in history and, similarly to the epic upset in a title-fight the last time the Octagon rolled through town (Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra), fans were in for a treat with a pair of championship clashes at the top of tonight’s UFC 136 card.
Headlined by Frank Edgar successfully defending his strap against top 155-pound contender Gray Maynard for the second consecutive time based on a January draw between the two, and also featuring Brazilian bomber Jose Aldo putting his gold on the line against longtime veteran Kenny Florian, the show was spectacular and had a number of “Fight of the Night” contenders.
Undercard bouts also included Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann, Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon, and Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens.
A full list of UFC 136 results can be found below:
Mike Massenzio def. Steve Cantwell via Unanimous Decision
Aaron Simpson def. Eric Schafer via Unanimous Decision
Darren Elkins def. Tiequan Zhang via Unanimous Decision
Stipe Miocic def. Joey Beltran via Unanimous Decision
Anthony Pettis def. Jeremy Stephens via Split Decision
Demian Maia def. Jorge Santiago via Unanimous Decision
Joe Lauzon def. Melvin Guillard via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Nam Phan def. Leonard Garcia via Unanimous Decision
Chael Sonnen def. Brian Stann via Submission Round 2 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Jose Aldo def. Kenny Florian via Unanimous Decision
Frank Edgar def. Gray Maynard via TKO Round 4 (Strikes)