UFC 136

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UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III
A poster or logo for UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date October 8, 2011
Venue Toyota Center
City Houston, Texas
Attendance 16,164[1]
Total gate $2,230,000[1]
Buyrate 225,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz

UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 8, 2011, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.[3] The event coincided with a two day UFC Fan Expo held at the George R. Brown Convention Center.[4][5][6]


UFC 136 featured two preliminary fights live on Spike TV.[7]

Josh Grispi was expected to face Matt Grice at the event,[8] but Grispi was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by Nam Phan.[9] Grice himself was also forced from the card with an undisclosed injury and replaced by Leonard Garcia.[10]

Aaron Simpson was expected to face Nick Catone at the event but Catone was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by Eric Schafer.[11]

Mike Russow was scheduled to fight Dave Herman at the event, but the bout was cancelled after Herman failed his preliminary drug test in which he tested positive for marijuana. Herman denies using the prohibited substance.[12]

This event holds the UFC record for most time spent in actual fighting at 158 minutes and 32 seconds beating the last record holder of UFC Fight Night: Maynard vs. Diaz which was 149 minutes and 50 seconds.[13]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Frankie Edgar (c) def. Gray Maynard TKO (punches) 4 3:54 [a]
Featherweight José Aldo (c) def. Kenny Florian Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [b]
Middleweight Chael Sonnen def. Brian Stann Submission (arm triangle choke) 2 3:51
Featherweight Nam Phan def. Leonard Garcia Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Melvin Guillard Submission (rear naked choke) 1 0:47
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Demian Maia def. Jorge Santiago Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Anthony Pettis def. Jeremy Stephens Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic def. Joey Beltran Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00 [c]
Featherweight Darren Elkins def. Zhang Tie Quan Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Aaron Simpson def. Eric Schafer Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Mike Massenzio def. Steve Cantwell Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00 [d]
  1. ^ For the Lightweight Championship.
  2. ^ For the Featherweight Championship.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Edgar vs. Maynard fight.
  4. ^ This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Beltran vs. Miočić fight.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia
  • Knockout of the Night: Frankie Edgar
  • Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon

Entrance music[edit]

Fighter Artist Title Album
Joe Lauzon Thousand Foot Krutch "Move" The Art of Breaking
Melvin Guillard Jay-Z and Kanye West "H•A•M" Watch the Throne
Nam Phan Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks" Torches
Leonard Garcia Diddy - Dirty Money (feat. Skylar Grey) "Coming Home" Last Train to Paris
Brian Stann Shinedown "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" The Sound of Madness
Chael Sonnen Daryle Singletary "Too Much Fun" Daryle Singletary
Kenny Florian Mr. Lif "The Sun" I Heard It Today
José Aldo Jay-Z (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) "Run This Town" The Blueprint 3
Gray Maynard Pearl Jam "State of Love and Trust" Singles
Frank Edgar The Notorious B.I.G. "Kick in the Door" Life After Death



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  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/blue-book/pay-per-view/
  3. ^ "UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III". ufc.com. 
  4. ^ Erickson, Matt (April 29, 2011). "Next UFC Fan Expo Set for Oct. 7–8 in Houston". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Holland, Jesse (May 25, 2011). "UFC Fan Expo tickets for Houston announced for George R. Brown Convention Center from Oct. 7–8". MMAmania.com. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "UFC champs Silva, Cruz lead star-studded list of official guests at UFC Fan Expo Houston". mmajunkie.com. September 2, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Morgan, John (July 18, 2011). "Spike TV adds "UFC Prelims" special for "UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III"". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ Samuels, Albert (August 13, 2011). "UFC 136: Fight Card Lineup". MMAentry.com. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ "UFC 136 fight card: Nam Phan vs Leonard Garcia preview". October 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nam Phan vs. Leonard Garcia II slated for UFC 136 in Houston". MMAjunkie.com. September 7, 2011. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Eric Schafer returns to UFC, meets Aaron Simpson at UFC 136". mmajunkie.com. September 10, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Dave Herman says UFC 136 scratch due to failed drug test for marijuana". mmajunkie.com. September 29, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  13. ^ "UFC 136 clocks in as longest event in UFC history". mmatorch.com. October 8, 2011. 
  14. ^ "UFC 136 bonuses: Edgar, Lauzon, Phan and Garcia earn $75,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  15. ^ http://www.mmaentrances.com/ufc136.html