Like an epic trilogy should come to a crescendo, UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will look to close the final chapter on their story as they meet on the UFC 136 fight card in Houston.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the Oct. 8 fight, set to headline UFC 136. MMAFighting.com first confirmed the bout on Friday.
While the fight has been rumored for the UFC 136 fight card for over a month, Edgar and Maynard both recently received medical clearance to get back into training and make the fight official.
As previously mentioned, Edgar and Maynard have met twice before with Maynard winning the first tilt, the second ending in a draw after an epic five-round battle.
The two lightweights were originally scheduled to headline UFC 130 in May, but both fighters suffered injuries in training and were forced off the card.
Now healthy, the Edgar/Maynard trilogy will finally come to a close in October with the winner looking to solidify their place as the top lightweight in the UFC.
Bout agreements are expected to be issued at any time to make the fight official.
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