UFC 125 Official, Several Bouts Announced

UFC Ring Girl Britney Palmer

UFC Ring Girl- Britney Palmer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday made official its year opening party.

The promotion plans to kick off 2011 with UFC 125, headlined by lightweight champion Frankie Edgar defending his belt against undefeated Gray Maynard, the only fighter to ever defeat him.

UFC officials also confirmed a much talked about heavyweight match-up between Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson, along with a slew of other bouts for Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The nights announced featured bouts round out the card with Clay Guida against Takanori Gomi, Chris Leben versus Brian Stann, Nate Diaz facing Dong Hyun Kim, and Brandon Vera fighting Thiago Silva.