The referee is Yves Lavigne. Both fighters coming out respecting distance. Maynard starts out less wild than last time. Edgar with an outside leg kick. Maynard lands a monster left hook, Edgar falls backward and tries to recover, but Maynard is all over him. Edgar still scrambling now and Edgar’s nose is now bleeding. Edgar on exceptionally wobbly legs. The champion attempts a takedown, but it goes nowhere. Left hook lands again for Maynard. The champion is rocked again and fighting just to survive. Right hand lands for Edgar. Maynard now stalking Edgar with under a minute to go. Left hook lands for Edgar, but there’s not much juice on it. Edgar still throwing punches, but without much effect.
SB Nation scores this round 10-8 Maynard.