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Edgar-Maynard III, Aldo-Florian Anchor UFC 136 in Houston

Frankie Edgar. Photo courtesy of Complex Magazine.

The long-awaited conclusion of the trilogy between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and top contender Gray Maynard as well as what may be Jose Aldo's toughest test to date at featherweight in a title defense against former two-time 155 lb. title challenger Kenny Florian will headline the UFC's first-ever trip to Houston, Texas on October 8.

The UFC officially announced the pair of title fights this afternoon. UFC 136, which will emanate from the Toyota Center and feature a pre-event UFC Fan Expo, is also slated to feature Chael Sonnen's return to action against Brian Stann as well as Melvin Guillard looking for his sixth straight win against Joe Lauzon.

Edgar and Maynard will spar in a rematch of their back-and-forth battle at UFC 125 in January, which featured a dominating first round performance by Maynard and a come-from-behind run for the ages from Edgar, which ultimately resulted in a majority draw.

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The Daily Recap: Lytle Considering Retirement, TUF 13 Cast Announced & More


Chris Lytle. Photo by Michelle Pemberton.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— Following his loss to Brian Ebersole at UFC 127 this past weekend, longtime veteran Chris Lytle is reportedly considering retirement . The Indiana native also apparently underwent surgery during his training camp to prepare for Ebersole and original opponent Carlos Condit and had his meniscus removed from his right leg, leaving him obviously less than 100% for the bout. [MMAFighting.com]

— The 14 member cast of "The Ultimate Fighter 13" reality show was announced today by Spike TV officials. The lineup includes Shamar Bailey, Charlie Radar, Myles Jury, Len Bentley, Michael Bowman, Nordin Asrih, Chris Cope, Zach Davis, Tony Ferguson, Javier Torres, Ryan McGillivray, Ramsey Nijem, Clay Harvison and Keon Caldwell. [Spike.com]

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Florian Announces Drop to Featherweight


Kenny Florian. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

Despite shooting down rumors of an impending drop in weight last week, former two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian has confirmed that he will be moving to the featherweight divison for his next fight.

Florian told ESPN.com on Monday that he is planning on testing the waters at 145 lb before eventually heading back up to lightweight.

"I spoke with a few nutritionists, got their opinions, told them what my body fat was, my walking-around weight, all that stuff and the general consensus was that it was very possible," Florian said of his move. "I put a lot of thought into it, spoke with my coaches and everybody involved and decided that I am going to try it. I'm going to go for it."

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ESPN’s MMA Live Discusses Rampage’s Retirement Announcement

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian.

Slice Talks TUF 10 on ESPN’s “MMA Live”

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian.

ESPN’s MMA Live Previews UFC 102

From ESPN.com, here’s this week’s installment of “MMA Live” with Jon Anik, Franklin McNeil, and UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian.

UFC 101: Declaration Quick Results


Anderson Silva. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

B.J. Penn def. Kenny Florian – Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Anderson Silva def. Forrest Griffin – KO (Punch)
Aaron Riley def. Shane Nelson – Decision (Unanimous)
Johny Hendricks def. Amir Sadollah – TKO (Punches)
Ricardo Almeida def. Kendall Grove – Decision (Unanimous)
Kurt Pellegrino def. Josh Neer – Decision (Unanimous)
John Howard def. Tamdan McCrory – Decision (Split)
Alessio Sakara def. Thales Leites – Decision (Split)
Matt Riddle def. an Cramer – Decision (Unanimous)
George Sotiropoulos def. George Roop – Submission (Kimura)
Jesse Lennox def. Danillo Villefort – TKO

All Fighters on Weight For UFC 101

The official weigh-in results for UFC 101: Declaration are in and all fighters successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts Saturday night at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The card will be headlined by a UFC lightweight title bout between champion B.J.Penn and Kenny Florian. The co-main event will feature UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva moving up to light heavyweight to take on former champ Forrest Griffin.

Main Card:

B.J. Penn (155 lbs) vs. Kenny Florian (155 lbs)
Anderson Silva (205 lbs) vs. Forrest Griffin (205 lbs)
Ricardo Almeida (185 lbs) vs. Kendall Grove (185.5 lbs)
Josh Neer (155.5 lbs) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (154.5 lbs)
Johny Hendricks (171 lbs) vs. Amir Sadollah (166.5 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Aaron Riley (154 lbs) vs. Shane Nelson (156 lbs)
John Howard (169.5 lbs) vs. Tamdan McCrory (170 lbs)
Alessio Sakara (185.5 lbs) vs. Thales Leites (185 lbs)
Dan Cramer (169.5 lbs) vs. Matthew Riddle (170 lbs)
George Sotiropoulos (155 lbs) vs. George Roop (154 lbs)
Danillo VIllefort (170.25 lbs) vs. Jesse Lennox (171 lbs)

Quick Hits: Cardella vs. Ratliff Added to WEC 42, UFC Undisputed 2010 Announced & More


Ed Ratcliff. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Here are your quick hits for the afternoon of May 29, 2009.

— A lightweight bout between Phil Cardella and Ed Ratcliff has reportedly been added to the lineup for WEC 42, which takes place on August 9 in Las Vegas. Cardella fell in his WEC debut in March, dropping a split decision to Danny Castillo while Ratcliff lost his first bout in the WEC at the same event to former lightweight title challenger Marcus Hicks. [MMA Weekly]

— During last night’s broadcast of the “2009 VGAs First Look E3 Special” on Spike TV, UFC President Dana White revealed as one of his patented “special announcements” that THQ has begun plans for “UFC Undisputed 2010”, the sequel to the popular UFC video game currently in stores now. The game is expected to be released in the spring of next year. [MMA Mania]

— UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian recently revealed in a email newsletter to his fans that he will serve as the color commentator for WEC 41: “Brown vs. Faber II” on June 7. Florian will be covering for interim UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who is preparing for a title unification bout against Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 in July. Florian last served as the color commentator at UFC 83 in April 2008. [MMA Junkie]

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