Each year the Ultimate Fighting Championship rings in the New Year with a stacked fight card that features instant classics to be enjoyed for years to come – This January 1 will be no different.
Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, coming off back-to-back wins over UFC great BJ Penn, defends his title in a rematch against undefeated No. 1 contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard, heavyweight contender Shane Carwin faces seasoned veteran and The Ultimate Fighter winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson in the co-main event and in the featured bouts, the always electric Clay “The Carpenter” Guida will look to impose his frenetic pace on former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi, the relentless Chris Leben faces decorated Marine turned mixed martial artist Brian Stann, submission specialist Nate Diaz takes on the undefeated judo black belt Dong Hyun Kim and the versatile Brandon Vera takes on the dangerous Thiago Silva at UFC 125: RESOLUTION, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, January 1, 2011.
“We always put a huge card together in Vegas to kick off the New Year,” said UFC President Dana White. “As the main event for UFC 125, defending UFC Champion Frankie Edgar is going to take on Gray Maynard who is the only fighter ever to beat him. In the co-main event it’s a heavyweight war with Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson, plus Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi and Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann – this is going to be a killer start to 2011.”
Tickets for UFC 125: RESOLUTION are priced at $600, $450, $350, $250, $125 and $75, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, October 23 at 10 a.m. PT at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.UFC.com, http://www.mgmgrand.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com.