“UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II” took place Saturday inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
To the surprise of no one, Frankie Edgar was involved in yet another close decision. Once again, “The Answer” was not provided with the verdict he was expecting. Benson Henderson (Pictured) posted a highly controversial split decision victory to retain his lightweight title in last night’s featured attraction.
Quick Results (Play-by-Play):
Nik Lentz Defeated Eiji Mitsuoka via TKO (Punches) at 3:45 in the 1stRound
Chico Camus Defeated Dustin Pague via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Erik Perez Defeated Ken Stone via TKO (Punches) at :17 in the 1stRound
Michael Kuiper Defeated Jared Hamman via TKO (Punches) at 2:16 in the 2ndRound
Dennis Bermudez Defeated Tom Hayden via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:43 in the 1stRound
Max Holloway Defeated Justin Lawrence via TKO (Punches) at 4:49 in the 2ndRound
Yushin Okami Defeated Buddy Roberts via TKO (Punches) at 3:05 in the 2ndRound
Jake Shields Defeated Ed Herman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Donald Cerrone Defeated Melvin Guillard via KO (Knee and Punch) at 1:16 in the 1stRound
Benson Henderson Defeated Frankie Edgar via Split Decision (46-49, 48-47, 48-47) (Henderson retains UFC lightweight champion)
Fight of the Night:
Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard ($60,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Dennis Bermudez ($60,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Donald Cerrone ($60,000)
According to UFC president Dana White, 15,008 fans packed the arena, garnering a live gate of just $650,000.
White reiterated there will be no trilogy between Henderson and Edgar. Nate Diaz gets next dibs.
Cerrone wants Anthony Pettis next. White likes the idea.
There was a fight in the hallway during the presser that White had to break up. Rumor is, it was between Edgar’s manager and Henderson’s manager (Malki Kawa).
If Edgar drops to featherweight, White says he’d have to collect one 145-pound win before earning a title fight.
Henderson and Edgar both believe they did enough to win. Edgar was gracious in defeat.
Cerrone says he still owes Uncle Sam, so his bonus checks will go towards paying taxes.