The UFC is going all out for UFC 136 in Houston. They are piecing the card together over the last couple of weeks, and it looks like we will be in for a hell of a show at the Toyota Center come October. Several top lightweights are being featured on the card, including Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon and the main event, the third matchup between Gray Maynard and UFC lightweight champion Frank Edgar. The UFC announced this evening on their website that the card will also play host to another pair of explosive young 155 pounders in Jeremy Stephens and Anthony Pettis. Stephens has won 4 of his last 5, including wins over Marcus Davis and Sam Stout. His lone loss in that run was a highly controversial split decision loss against Melvin Guillard. Pettis was lined up for a title shot after his win over Ben Henderson in the WEC. Unfortunately for him, the draw between Maynard and Edgar in their last fight put Pettis’ title plans on hold. While he was waiting he took a fight against Clay Guida, who dominated him with superior wrestling en route to a unanimous decision victory for Guida.
The card will have 11-12 fights when it is all said and done, and as of now there have been 8 spots filled. Here is the card as of now.
Matt Grice vs Josh Grispi
Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow
Anthony Pettis vs. Jeremy Stephens
Demian Maia vs. Jorge Santiago
Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon
Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann
Kenny Florian vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)
Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)