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The sequel certainly outpaced the original, but the ending was the same: Benson Henderson beat Frankie Edgar via a decision.
Henderson retained the lightweight belt he grasped in February's bout with Edgar with a majority decision Saturday night (46-49, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of UFC 150 at Pepsi Center.
Each of the three judges gave the first round to Henderson and the second and fifth rounds to Edgar. The discrepancy in the scoring came in rounds three and four.
"Frankie is tough," said Henderson, who won the first fight with a unanimous decision. "Everybody knows he's tough. My hat's off to him, his team and his coaches."
The judge's decision was greeted with jeers inside the arena.
"I thought I had it," Edgar said.
Edgar just escaped the first round after Henderson applied the guillotine with 20 seconds left. Henderson also knocked Edgar to the mat with a sweeping kick earlier in the round.
Edgar rebounded in the second as he stunned Henderson with a right hand midway through the round. Henderson fell to the mat as Edgar went in for the submission. It took more than a minute for Henderson to extricate himself.
Neither fighter, however, distinguished themselves to a great degree over the final three rounds.
Henderson is slated to fight Nate Diaz, who attended the fight, next.
The co-main event lasted all of a minute, 16 seconds, but lightweights (and former training partners) Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard crammed few rounds of action into that space.
Guillard appeared to have the upper hand early as he floored Cerrone with a left. Cerrone, however, collected himself and eventually through a left kick that stunned Guillard. Cerrone followed it up with a right hand that knocked out Guillard.
"I came in a little aggressive," Cerrone said.
It was a disappointing weekend all around for Guillard, who failed to make weight on Friday and lost 10-20 percent of his purse as a result.
Jake Shields exited the octagon through a smattering of boos after he outlasted Ed Herman in their middleweight bout that was long on grappling and short on action. Shields earned a unanimous decision in a fight UFC president Dana White called "TERRIBLE" on Twitter.
"To be honest I was getting a little tired in there from the altitude so I had to slow my pace down and I couldn't fight the way I had planned to," Shields said. "In hindsight I needed to get here earlier to acclimate but that's how you learn."
The first two fights of the main card ended in second-round TKOs as featherweight Max Holloway defeated Justin Lawrence and middleweight Yushin Okami beat Buddy Roberts.
The prelims included the quickest bantamweight fight in UFC (or WEC) history. Erik Perez used a right hand to stun Ken Stone, who crumpled to the ground and was punished with a few more blows to the head before the ref stopped the fight 17 seconds into the contest.
"I think when I first hit him he was out," said Perez, who improved to 12-4. "When he got up after he didn't know what was going on. After getting a decisive win I think I will have a lot more opportunities here in the UFC, so I'm very excited."
The bonus for knockout of the night went to Donald Cerrone. Cerrone & Melvin Guillard took the bonus for Fight of the Night and Dennis Bermudez won for the night's best submission. All bonuses were worth $60,000.
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After a close first encounter, a second fight was deemed necessary.
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Benson Henderson managed to retain his UFC Lightweight Championship over Frankie Edgar in the main event of Saturday’s card, as two judges saw him winning a 48-47 decision, while another saw Edgar winning 49-46.
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DENVER -- The sequel certainly outpaced the original, but the ending was the same: Benson Henderson beat Frankie Edgar via a decision.
Henderson retained the lightweight belt he grasped in Februarys bout with Edgar with a majority decision Saturday night (46-49, 48-47, 48-47) in the main event of UFC 150 at Pepsi Center.
Each of the three judges gave the first round to Henderson...
UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson defends his title for the first time when he takes on former champion Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 150. Taking place from the Pepsi Center in Denver, UFC 150 also features another dynamic lightweight bout matching Donald Cerrone against Melvin Guillard.
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The betting lines for the lightweight scrap between champion Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar have remained steady, but the odds for tonight’s co-main event made a significant jump after Melvin Guillard’s (Pictured) issues on the scale during Friday’s weigh-ins.
Guillard came in...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II” take place today inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 6PM ET/3PM PT.
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Frankie Edgar wasn’t supposed to be challenging for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 150. Yet after a public campaign, Edgar wound up getting the immediate rematch. Edgar and Henderson picked up where they left off in Japan and ended with even more controversy than before.
Starting at 7:30pm EST, BoneSnapper.com will be providing live quick results of UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
MAIN CARD (airing on Pay per view):
Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson
Melvin Guillard vs. Donald Cerrone
Ed Herman vs. Jake Shields
Buddy Roberts vs. Yushin Okami
Max Holloway vs. Justin Lawrence
PRELIMINARY CARD (airing on FX...
The fighters competing at UFC 150 will hit the scales for the official weigh-ins on Friday at approximately 6:00pm ET. You can watch the weigh-ins live in the video below.
UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson will defend his title for the first time when he rematches Frankie Edgar in the main event on Saturday.
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