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Sat: The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
The Ultimate Fighter 18 ends Saturday, with Chris Holdsworth taking on David Grant in the men's championship bout. But that's not all on the card from Las Vegas; Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz headline with a lightweight showdown. How will the big fights play out?
Speed, skill and power make for a good MMA fighter, and the 155-pound division has plenty of athletes who possess those talents. Our experts have Benson Henderson, who is 7-0 in the UFC and 4-0 in title fights as the sport's top lightweight, but is he your pick? Where does class newcomer T.J. Grant fit in? Click our photos below to set your rankings!
MMA lightweight fighters
Rafael dos Anjos
Rafael dos Anjos
Everyone loves trilogies -- Hollywood, the gaming industry, booksellers -- and UFC is no exception. Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will face off for the third time at UFC 136, in a rivalry that saw Maynard beat Edgar once and both fighters fighting each other to a standstill the second time. Edgar's loss to Maynard is the only blemish on his résumé, one that he'll no doubt seek to avenge this weekend. Can he pull it off?
Edgar v. Maynard
Frankie Edgar: 13-1-1
Gray Maynard: 10-0-1
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