A lightweight match between standout wrestlers Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard has been signed to be added to the UFC Fight Night 13 card, Edgar has revealed exclusively to FiveOuncesOfPain.com (www.FiveOuncesOfPain.com).
UFN 13 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 in Broomfield, Colorado and will feature matches between Kenny Florian vs. Joe Lauzon, Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin, Stephan Bonnar vs. Matt Hamill, Thiago Alves vs. Karo Parisyan, Marcus Aurelio vs. Spencer Fisher, and Sami Schiavo vs. Clay Guida.
Edgar, 8-0, last competed at UFC 78 in Newark, NJ this past November, when he recorded a unanimous decision over Fisher.
Edgar revealed that he anticipates a wrestling war between the two. He also said that he believes he could get to showcase his jiu-jitsu skills, as he anticipates ending up on his back vs. Maynard.
The New Jersey-native plans to spend some time in California training for the fight and will work with Dave Camirillo at the American Kickboxing Academy in March.
Maynard, a product of Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas, appeared on the fifth season of Spike TV’s “Ultimate Fighter” reality TV show. Like Edgar, Maynard is also undefeated (4-0) with his last win coming against Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 12 on January 23.