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Frankie Edgar to fight Gray Maynard

Updated: July 15, 2011, 8:22 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

A highly anticipated third meeting between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and No. 1 contender Gray Maynard will headline UFC 136 in October.

UFC officials on Friday confirmed the expected matchup, which takes place Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston. MMAfighting.com first reported that both sides verbally agreed to the date.

A featherweight title fight between defending champion Jose Aldo and top contender Kenny Florian will be added as the co-main event, the promotion ...

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