As anticipated, Frankie Edgar (Pictured) will be granted his rematch against lightweight champ Benson Henderson at UFC 150. Company president Dana White confirmed the 155-pounders would headline the August 11th festivities during Tuesday’s episode of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV.
Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado hosts the sequel.
Edgar lost his strap by dropping a highly controversial unanimous decision defeat to Henderson at UFC 144. It was a typical Edgar fight, where most of the rounds were very difficult to score and were decided by a punch here or a kick there.
Although Edgar exited the 25-minute affair with his left eye sealed complete shut, he was adamant that he should have left Japan with his title in tow. While White desperately tried to persuade Edgar to shed 10 pounds and drop to the featherweight division, where he would have instantly entered into a championship affair against 145 pound king Jose Aldo, Edgar convinced his boss that if anyone deserved an immediate sequel, it was him.
Edgar is now the only fighter in UFC history to compete in six consecutive title fights, with half of them being of the rematch variety.
Like a true champion, Henderson has claimed since day one that he’s down to defend his freshly-minted hardware against anyone, including Edgar. After losing his WEC title to Anthony Pettis in December 2010, “Smooth” has been prefect through his four fights in the big leagues.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:
Thiago Tavares vs. Dennis Hallman
Luiz Cane vs. Yushin Okami
Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman
Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson (UFC Lightweight Champion)