The Mile High City will host a match-up with equally tall expectations in August when UFC lightweight title-holder Benson Henderson puts his gold up for grabs against Frankie Edgar in the main event at UFC 150. The two met previously this past February with “Bendo” bringing home the belt by way of a closely-contested decision.
Edgar received an immediate rematch based on how competitive the fight was in addition to outside factors including the division’s lack of a clear-cut contender as well as Edgar’s willingness to do the same against previous opponents Gray Maynard and BJ Penn. While the bout was already expected to take place this fall the UFC’s announcement of the August 11 date in Denver is the first official confirmation of the clash’s specifics.
Henderson is 16-2 with four wins inside the Octagon including those against Jim Miller and Clay Guida. The 28-year old has finished ten of the opponents he’s beaten and has only been stopped himself a single time with the stumble coming more than five years ago.
“The Answer”, who holds an overall record of 14-2-1, has a reputation for tenacity and a slew of impressive victories as well to his credit featuring names like Maynard, Miller, Penn, and Sean Sherk.
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