Two losses to Benson Henderson have sent the former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar down to the featherweight division. Edgar made three title defenses before losing his belt to Ben Henderson at UFC 144 and the rematch at UFC 150. Ever since Edgar defeated BJ Penn back at UFC 112, talk has centered more around him at the 145 pound division than the division he had held the belt in.
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The lightweight division has become one of the deepest in the UFC, but that hasn’t stopped the promotion from reliving championship bouts with a constant stream of rematches. This time around it was the much-anticipated rematch between champion Benson Henderson and former champ Frankie Edgar.
UFC 150 took place this Saturday night in Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center, and on pay per view. In the main event, it was Benson Henderson who pulled off the split decision win to remain the lightweight champion. The first round clearly went to Henderson and the second and fifth round went to Edgar, but the third and fourth rounds were very close rounds. Although many fans seem to disagree, two of the three judges gave those middle rounds to Henderson to give him the split decision win. According to the UFC, Nate Diaz will now square off against Benson Henderson for the lightweight strap.
UFC 150 weigh ins took place Friday in preparation for Saturday Night’s card at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. All fighters made weight with the exception of Melvin Guillard who came in at 1.5 pounds over. Guillard has decided not to weigh in a second time, and he will forfeit 5% of his purse to his opponent Donald Cerrone and 5% to the athletic commission. The fight will take place as planned.
Coming up this Saturday night, The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its return to Denver, Colorado as UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II comes to you live from inside the Pepsi Center. As has become the norm lately, a few fights have had to be shuffled around due to injuries. With the Pre-Fight Press Conference complete and the weigh-ins coming up today, let’s take a look at the Main Card fights and see how they break down.
At Saturday’s UFC 150 there are four fighters with a UFC goose egg in the win column. Though they all have impressive records that enabled them a shot in “the big show”, they have yet to have their hands raised in victory inside the UFC octagon. Three of the four fighters have tried and failed once before, while one of them will step foot inside the octagon for the first time.