UFC 130

UFC 130: Edgar vs. Maynard III is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 28, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.


This event was to be the third meeting between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard and their second meeting for the UFC Lightweight Championship. The two met earlier this year at UFC 125: Resolution with the fight ending in a split draw, and Edgar retaining his title. Their first encounter at UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Lauzon saw Maynard win via unanimous decision.

On February 9, it was rumored that Thiago Silva had been forced from his bout with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and could be replaced by Rashad Evans. Silva stated that he was not injured and was looking forward to his bout with Jackson. Instead, information surfaced that Silva may have failed a pre-fight drug screening at UFC 125, which could result in his suspension. It was then announced that the proposed Rashad Evans bout was never close to being signed, and that Rampage would face Matt Hamill.

Former Sengoku Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago has confirmed he has signed a contract with the UFC and will return to face Brian Stann at this event. Stann was originally scheduled to face Wanderlei Silva, but Silva was reluctant to face Stann and was replaced on the card.

On April 20th, Brad Pickett was forced to withdraw from his bout with Miguel Torres. Demetrious Johnson, who was set to fight Renan Barao on the undercard, has stepped in as Pickett's replacement while Barao will face Cole Escovedo.

On April 27th, Norifumi Yamamoto was forced out of his bout with Chris Cariaso due to injury. Michael McDonald, who was scheduled to take on Nick Pace at UFC 133, has stepped in as Yamamoto's replacement.

UFC 130 will feature two preliminary fights live on Spike TV


  1. Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard
    Frankie Edgar
    13-1-1 Record 11-0-1, 1NC
    5' 6" Height 5' 8"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    72 Reach
    Gray Maynard
  2. Rampage Jackson vs Matt Hamill
    Rampage Jackson
    31-8-0 Record 11-2-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 1"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Matt Hamill
  3. Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson
    Frank Mir
    14-5-0 Record 16-4-0
    6' 3" Height 6' 0"
    240lbs (109kg) Weight 263lbs (119kg)
    Roy Nelson
  4. Stefan Struve vs Travis Browne
    Stefan Struve
    24-4-0 Record 10-0-1
    6' 11" Height 6' 7"
    238lbs (108kg) Weight 255lbs (115kg)
    Travis Browne
  5. Brian Stann vs Jorge Santiago
    Brian Stann
    10-3-0 Record
    6' 1" Height 0
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Jorge Santiago
  6. Thiago Alves vs Rick Story
    Thiago Alves
    23-6-0 Record 12-3-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 10"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    70 Reach
    Rick Story
  7. Miguel Angel Torres vs Demetrious Johnson
    Miguel Angel Torres
    38-3-0 Record 13-1-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 3"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 135lbs (61kg)
    Demetrious Johnson
  8. Renan Barao vs Cole Escovedo
    Renan Barao
    27-1-0, 1NC Record 17-6-0
    5' 6" Height 5' 7"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 135lbs (61kg)
    Cole Escovedo
  9. Kendall Grove vs Tim Boetsch
    Kendall Grove
    14-8-0 Record 12-4-0
    6' 6" Height 6' 0"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Reach 74
    Tim Boetsch
  10. Cody McKenzie vs Bart Palaszewski
    Cody McKenzie
    12-1-0 Record 33-13-0
    6' 0" Height 5' 9"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Bart Palaszewski