UFC 136

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. The event coincided with a two day UFC Fan Expo held at the George R. Brown Convention Center.


UFC 136 featured two preliminary fights live on Spike TV.

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

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.

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.

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. Both events featured 8 decisions and Gray Maynard in the main event.


  1. Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard
    Frankie Edgar
    14-1-1 Record 11-1-1, 1NC
    5' 6" Height 5' 8"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    72 Reach
    Gray Maynard
    • Lightweight Championship bout: Edgar defeated Maynard via TKO (punches) at 3:54 of round 4 to retain UFC Lightweight Championship.
  2. Jose Aldo vs Kenny Florian
    Jose Aldo
    20-1-0 Record 16-6-0
    5' 7" Height 5' 10"
    145lbs (65kg) Weight 145lbs (65kg)
    Reach 74
    Kenny Florian
    • Featherweight Championship bout: Aldo defeated Florian via unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) to retain UFC Featherweight Championship.
  3. Chael Sonnen vs Brian Stann
    Chael Sonnen
    27-11-1 Record 11-4-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 1"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Brian Stann
    • Middleweight bout: Sonnen defeated Stann via submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:51 of round 2.
  4. Leonard Garcia vs Nam Phan
    Leonard Garcia
    19-8-1 Record 17-10-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 6"
    145lbs (65kg) Weight 145lbs (65kg)
    Nam Phan
    • Featherweight bout: Phan defeated Garcia via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
  5. Melvin Guillard vs Joe Lauzon
    Melvin Guillard
    46-10-3, 1NC Record 20-6-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 10"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Joe Lauzon
    • Lightweight bout: Lauzon defeated Guillard via submission (rear naked choke) at 0:47 of round 1.
  6. Demian Maia vs Jorge Santiago
    Demian Maia
    15-3-0 Record 23-10-0
    6' 0" Height 6' 1"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Jorge Santiago
    • Middleweight bout: Maia defeated Santiago via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
      Preliminary Card (Televised)
  7. Anthony Pettis vs Jeremy Stephens
    Anthony Pettis
    12-2-0 Record 20-7-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 9"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Jeremy Stephens
    • Lightweight bout: Pettis defeated Stephens via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
      Preliminary Card (Televised)
  8. Joey Beltran vs Stipe Miocic
    Joey Beltran
    13-6-0 Record 7-0-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 4"
    240lbs (109kg) Weight 240lbs (109kg)
    75 Reach
    Stipe Miocic
    • Heavyweight bout: Miocic defeated Beltran via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28). This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Edgar vs. Maynard fight.
  9. Tiequan Zhang vs Darren Elkins
    Tiequan Zhang
    18-2-0 Record 14-2-0
    5' 8" Height 5' 10"
    145lbs (65kg) Weight 145lbs (65kg)
    Reach 71
    Darren Elkins
    • Featherweight bout: Elkins defeated Zhang via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26).
  10. Aaron Simpson vs Eric Schafer
    Aaron Simpson
    10-2-0 Record 14-6-2
    6' 0" Height 6' 3"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Eric Schafer
    • Middleweight bout: Simpson defeated Schafer via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  11. Steve Cantwell vs Mike Massenzio
    Steve Cantwell
    7-5-0 Record 13-5-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 2"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    75 Reach
    Mike Massenzio
    • Middleweight bout: Massenzio defeated Cantwell via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 29–28). This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Beltran vs. Miocic fight.
  • Fight of the Night: Leonard Garcia vs.Nam Phan
  • Knockout of the Night: Frankie Edgar
  • Submission of the Night: Joe Lauzon