UFC books Benson Henderson-Frankie Edgar II for summer date

Fans asked for it, Frankie Edgar lobbied for it, Benson Henderson appeared open to it, and now, after a few weeks of conversation on the matter, the UFC has scheduled it.

According to an announcement from the UFC earlier today Henderson and Edgar will lock horns once again with the lightweight championship on the line after having already fought for five highly-entertaining rounds at UFC 144. “Bendo” ultimately emerged with the judges’ nod, though even UFC President Dana White expressed his belief Edgar had deserved to win the fight.

“Rematch anyone??…….it’s on!! Thanks to Dana White (and) Lorenzo Fertitta. Me and Henderson 2. Here we go,” an excited Edgar wrote of the rematch on Twitter.

Despite being urged to drop down to 145 pounds by White after his loss in Japan, Edgar stood firm and has now seen his efforts pay off. Henderson was also quoted over the weekend as saying he wanted to fight Edgar a second time to clear up any confusion about who was most deserving of the right to be the divisional title-holder.

Henderson Explains Willingness to Fight Edgar Again

No specific date was mentioned for the match-up other than that it would take place this summer.

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