The first UFC event of 2011 has come and gone leaving a number of highlight-worthy moments including slick submissions, a devestating knockout, a severely shattered schnozz, and a comeback for the ages in its wake. Fans in attendance at “UFC 125: Resolution” witnessed lightweight title-holder Frank Edgar barely hold on to his belt after being dropped by Gray Maynard a number of times in the headliner’s opening frame, then recollecting himself with a stellar second stanza and doing enough over the match-up’s remaining rounds to earn a draw – only the second of its kind in a UFC title fight.
Though nothing is likely to eliminate Maynard’s disappointment at the result, who won the fight in the eyes of many who watched, easing the pain will be a $60,000 check for his part in what was named the event’s “Fight of the Night”.
News of the distinction was announced at the post-event press conference.
“Knockout of the Night” went to Jeremy Stephens, who also took home the attached cash, for flattening Marcus Davis in the third round of their preliminary scrap and avoiding what would have almost certainly been a decision defeat had things gone the distance.
Finally, Clay Guida‘s Guillotine Choke of Takanori Gomi was named “Submission of the Night”. The victory brought Guida’s overall record to 28-11 and was his third consecutive win in the Octagon.
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