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Gray Maynard

Gray "The Bully" Maynard

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  • Given Name: Bradley Gray Maynard
  • Professional MMA Record: 11-3-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Bully
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1979.05.09
  • Last Fight: November 30, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: American Kickboxing Academy
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $462,000 USD
  • Born: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Santa Cruz, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: Michigan State University
  • Foundation Style: N/A

Gray Maynard Wiki Update Wiki

Gray “The Bully” Maynard is one of the UFC’s top lightweight fighters. He was the first man to defeat fellow lightweight Frankie Edgar, but it was Edgar and not Maynard who was granted a title shot against longtime champion BJ Penn in April 2010 by Dana White, Joe Silva and the rest of the UFC brass. Edgar went on to win the title in that fight.


Maynard was a decorated amateur wrestler, with over 100 wins in his collegiate career at Michigan State University. Maynard’s first professional MMA fight was in 2006, and by 2007 he was fighting in the Octagon, following a succesful show of himself on season five of The Ultimate Fighter reality series. Maynard's official UFC debut was was very strange, as he slammed Rob Emerson to the canvas, but spiked his own head to the canvas, and effectively left both fighters unable to continue and resulting in a no contest. Maynard has since gone on to record impressive UFC wins over Jim Miller, Roger Huerta and Nate Diaz (who had defeated Maynard in an exhibition fight as part of The Ultimate Fighter), as well as record one of the fastest knockouts in UFC history with a 9-second destruction of Joe Veres at UFC Fight Night 11.


In 2011, Maynard would challenge new UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. In the first round the much larger Maynard was able to drop Edgar several times, almost knocking him out but unable to finish him. After the first round, it was apparent that Maynard had punched himself out, and Edgar was able to battle his way to a majority draw. Following the match it was announced that Edgar would have an immediate rematch with Maynard, instead of fighting planned challenger Anthony Pettis. However, both Edgar and Maynard suffered injuries and their rematch had to be postponed.


They fought again nine months later, and again Maynard was almost able to knock out Edgar, in the first round with the "Answer" battling back in the following rounds. This time however, Edgar was able to knock out Maynard to end their thrilling trilogy. Maynard would then take some time off before departing from his long time training camp at Xtreme Couture. He would the spend some time at Nova Uno, helping Jose Aldo train for Chad Mendes, before settling at American Kickboxing Academy. The "Bully" then face off with Clay Guida, who surprising avoided Maynard for most of the fight, giving Maynard the decision in a very disappointing bout. Maynard then was expected to face Joe Lauzon, but was forced to pull out of the bout with a knee injury. Instead he would face TJ Grant at UFC 160 in what was expected to be a #1 contender bout. However Maynard would be upset when Grant was able to finish him in the very first round by TKO.


The “bully” moniker is well-suited to Maynard, who likes to push his opponents around. He brings a modern MMA wrestler’s playbook to the cage: smother your opponent with a dominant top game, stuff your opponent’s takedowns, and throw gigantic overhand rights on the feet. The deceptively simple strategy has paid dividends for Maynard because he is better at it than most.


The Ultimate Fighter 5

Episode 7 Maynard def. Wayne Weems by TKO at 2:47 of Round 1

Episode 9 Maynard def. Brandon Melendez by Guillotine Choke at 4:07 of Round 2

Episode 12 Nate Diaz def. Gray Maynard by Guillotine Choke at 1:17 of Round 2

Last updated 04.08.2014, 8:36 AM ET
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Gray Maynard Lightweight Ranking History

Gray Maynard MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Fabricio Camoes
UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.08.16
Cancelled Bout Fabricio Camoes UFC 176 2014.08.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:38 Round 1 of 3
Nate Diaz
Ref: Yves Lavigne
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.11.30
Odds: -140 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $45,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#30 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale Knockout of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:07 Round 1 of 3
TJ Grant
Ref: Chris Tognoni
UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.05.25
Odds: -170 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $45,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#22 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC 160 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Joe Lauzon UFC 155 2012.12.29
Reason: Maynard Knee Injury
Win | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Clay Guida
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.06.22
Odds: -250 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:54 Round 4 of 5, 18:54 Total
Frankie Edgar
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155
2011.10.08
Odds: +110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#22 Greatest Fight of All Time
#9 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#8 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#9 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
#10 Greatest Comeback of All Time
UFC 136 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Frankie Edgar UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: Both Fighters Injured
Draw | Decision | Split
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Frankie Edgar
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 125: Resolution
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155
2011.01.01
Odds: -150 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $112,000 ($26K Base, $26K Bonus, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#3 Greatest Fight of All Time
#2 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#2 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#3 Greatest Comeback of All Time
UFC 125 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kenny Florian
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.08.28
Odds: +130 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nate Diaz
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 20: Maynard vs Diaz
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.01.11
Odds: -305 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Roger Huerta
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.09.16
Odds: -303 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jim Miller
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.03.07
Odds: -193 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Rich Clementi
Ref: Todd Frederickson
UFC 90: Silva vs Cote
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.10.25
Odds: -240 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Frankie Edgar
Ref: Adam Martinez
UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.04.02
Odds: +193 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Dennis Siver
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.01.23
Odds: -331 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus, $40K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
UFC Fight Night 12 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:09 Round 1 of 3
Joe Veres
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 11: Thomas vs Florian
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.09.19
Odds: -315 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs
No Contest
0:39 Round 2 of 3, 5:39 Total
Rob Emerson
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.06.23
Odds: -425 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $58,000 ($8K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous Brent Weedman World Extreme Fighting 2006.06.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Josh Powell TFC 1 2006.04.21

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