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Benson Henderson Edges Frankie Edgar to Retain Title at UFC 150

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
August 11th, 2012
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A lightweight title rematch between champion Benson Henderson (Pictured) and the man he took the hardware from in February, Frankie Edgar, headlined UFC 150 on Saturday night.

Please click HERE to catch our results and play-by-play coverage.

Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado hosted tonight’s festivities.

Betting Line:

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Frankie Edgar +160
Ben Henderson -200

Here is the play-by-play from Henderson and Edgar:

1stRound:

Herb Dean is the third man inside the Octagon. Solid leg kick by Henderson. And another to the lead leg. He punishes Edgar’s calf again. Edgar misses out on a takedown during a brief scramble. Henderson scores with a knee to the midsection, but Edgar counters with an overhand right. Edgar catches a kick and takes him to the ground. However, Henderson gets him in a guillotine choke on the way down.

2ndRound:

Henderson sweeps Edgar’s leg out from under him again with another calf kick. Edgar connects with a right jab. Edgar drops him with a right hand. He locks Henderson in a front choke. Henderson gets to his feet and appears to have recovered. Edgar stuffs a takedown and lands a right as they separate.

3rdRound:

Edgar is bleeding underneath his right eye. Henderson grazes him with a head kick. Edgar blocks a second head kick. Edgar tags him with a leg kick. And another. Henderson scores with a body kick. A typical Edgar championship round, very close to score.

4thRound:

Edgar is looking to catch Henderson’s kicks, but he’s still getting hit in the process. Henderson nails his calf again. Edgar catches a kick and trips him to the mat. Henderson scores with a head kick from off his back. Edgar slaps on a guillotine choke to no avail. Edgar doing a better job of avoiding damage in the rematch. Edgar lands a body shot, though Henderson counters with three straight jabs. Overhand right by Edgar. He follows up with a leg kick. Edgar connects on a right hand. Henderson throws his hands in the air asking for Edgar to engage.

5thRound:

I’ve got Edgar up 3-1, but this could easily be 2-2. Someone better finish, otherwise there will be controversy. Edgar clocks him with a right hand. He shoves Henderson to the ground for a split second. Henderson goes to clinch and Edgar tags him with a right as they separate. Edgar turns the tables and takes his legs out with a kick. Henderson clobbers him with a big left hand. Edgar answers with two straight rights. Henderson connects with a head kick. Surprise, Edgar is involved in a close 25-minute affair… Both lightweights raise their hands in victory as the horn sounds.

Official Result:

Benson Henderson Defeated Frankie Edgar via Split Decision (46-49, 48-47, 48-47) (Henderson retains UFC lightweight champion)

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