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The third time’s the charm.

Well, that’s what the UFC is hoping for as they have officially announced the main card for UFC 130 set for May 30 in Las Vegas with Frankie Edgar defending his lightweight title against Gray Maynard in their trilogy battle to settle the score once and for all.

Edgar and Maynard met on New Year’s Day and after an epic five round battle, the fight was scored a draw and so now they will meet at UFC 130 to finish the bout.

“The last time Gray and Frankie fought, they put on one of the best fights of the year,” UFC President Dana White said. “It was the draw no one really complained about. I think a lot of people saw in that fight that Frankie Edgar is the real deal. This is the third and last time these two will come together and the stakes have never been higher.”

Also announced for the main card at UFC 130 is a lightweight heavyweight match-up between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Hamill. It was a revolving door of potential opponents for Jackson after Thiago Silva was yanked from the card after a possible positive drug test result from his last fight. Hamill stepped up and also steps into the co-main event of the night.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will meet “Ultimate Fighter” season 10 winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson in a bout on the main card at UFC 130 as well. The two grappling experts have met in previous competition while in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition, but now they will face off in the UFC.

The final bouts closing out the main card for UFC 130 include Stefan Struve meeting Travis Browne in a heavyweight bout, and a middleweight showdown with Brian Stann facing off against the returning Jorge Santiago.

Tickets for the event go on sale March 19 to the general public, and on March 17 to UFC Fight Club members.

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