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Start your new year with UFC 125

Shane Carwin knocked out Frank Mir in the

Shane Carwin knocked out Frank Mir in the first round to win the interim heavyweight title at UFC 111 at the Prudential Center in Newark. (March 27, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

After much rumor about the UFC 125 main events on Jan. 1, 2011, UFC announced the top bouts on the card Monday.

Frankie Edgar makes his second UFC lightweight title defense against the only man to ever beat him, Gray Maynard.

In the co-main event, Shane Carwin returns after his title loss to heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to fight Roy "Big Country" Nelson. Can't wait to see Nelson's haircut to start the new year.

Other featured bouts include:

Clay Guida vs. Takanori Gomi
Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
Nate Diaz vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva.

Tickets for the event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas go on sale Oct. 23 at 10 a.m..

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