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Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar via controversial split decision.
The first fight, where Henderson won the title, was a subject of much debate. Many viewers saw the fight for Frankie Edgar except for one up-kick that Henderson landed which seemed to leave a lasting impression in the judges minds. The first fight will be considered the closer of the two because the rematch seemed strongly in Edgar’s favor.
Henderson won the title and Edgar immediately called for a rematch. After fighting BJ Penn twice and Gray Maynard twice, Frankie lost the title controversially, and his words to the UFC President were “You tell me what’s right.”
In the rematch, Henderson landed heavy leg kicks in creative fashion to Edgar’s left calf. It left a lasting impression on the muscle as it rag-dolled Edgar a few times. The first round was a clear round for the champion.
In round 2, Edgar backed Henderson against the fence and landed a knockdown. He followed it up with a submission attempt that was...
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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...
After a close first encounter, a second fight was deemed necessary.
After UFC 150, we may need a third.
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.
Most MMA writers feel that Edgar actually did win the fight, but...
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.
The preliminary card kicks off with a single fight on the UFC’s Facebook page...
Not too many moons ago when Frankie Edgar (Pictured) was donning the lightweight title, UFC president Dana White said Edgar would get an immediate crack at the featherweight crown if he decided to enter Jose Aldo’s kingdom.
However, after losing his belt to Benson Henderson at UFC 144 and failing to recapture the strap in Saturday’s rematch at UFC 150, White says Edgar would...
“Some guys think Frankie ‘needs’ to go down to 145, Frankie doesn’t ‘need’ to go down to 145, not at all. As far as, ‘should’ Frankie Edgar drop down to 145? That one I have a harder time with. ‘Should’ he? I don’t necessarily feel like he should go down to 145. Would it be [...]
It’s game day, so we all know what that means. It’s also time to try and make some money.
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...
Rarely do top contenders publicly state who they prefer to fight for the title, but in Nate Diaz’s case (Pictured), the Gracie Jiu Jitsu ties run deep. So it was hardly a surprise he favored a fight with Benson Henderson over Frankie Edgar.
However, that doesn’t mean Mr.209 believes the right man left UFC 150 with the hardware this past Saturday.
“I think that Frankie won...
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...
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