Completed MMA Bout

Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II

Main Event | UFC Lightweight Championship | 155 lbs

Benson Henderson defeats Frankie Edgar via 5 Round Decision

"Smooth" Benson Henderson
Frankie "The Answer" Edgar

Henderson
Decision
Round 5

Benson Henderson Frankie Edgar

"Smooth" "The Answer"

16-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   15-2-1
Climbed to 17-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 15-3
-200 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +170 (Slight Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
United States   Nationality   United States
Glendale, Arizona   Fighting out of   Toms River, New Jersey
28 years, 8 months, 3 weeks, 5 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 9 months, 3 weeks, 5 days
154.4 lbs (70.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   154.6 lbs (70.1 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   68.0" (173cm)
MMA Lab   Gym   Ricardo Almeida Jiu Jitsu
UFC 150
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2
  • Date: Saturday 08.11.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Pepsi Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Henderson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Edgar Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: UFC Lightweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Henderson
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Henderson vs. Edgar II Wiki Update Wiki

The main event of UFC 150 saw Ben Henderson attempt to defend his new UFC Lightweight Championship against the man he took it from, Frankie Edgar.


The lightweights tested the range and Edgar landed a left hook while Henderson landed a cross. Henderson landed a hard leg kick that caught Edgar off balance and neither man would relinquish the center. Edgar slipped a punch and landed a counter right and Henderson took him off his feet with a hard leg kick but Edgar got back to his feet in the ensuing scramble. Edgar began dodging the lead leg kick and was landing slightly more punches than Henderson high. Edgar took another kick and landed another punch up high then got a takedown that Henderson countered with a Guillotine at the end of a close round.


Henderson took Edgar off his feet early in the second with the leg kick again, but the challenger popped back up. Edgar got in close and landed a left hook, having success when the fighters were in the pocket. Edgar closed in and dropped Henderson with a big right hand then took hold of a front headlock on the ground but Henderson escaped a tight front choke attempt. Henderson got back to his feet in the final minute and Edgar stuffed a takedown then landed a big uppercut on the way up.


Henderson landed a glancing head kick to start the third and was pressing forward aggressively. Edgar countered a charge with a nice body punch and a punch upstairs and Henderson landed a knee to the body. Both men were landing some nice shots in even exchanges in the center of the cage. Edgar went to work with some heavy leg kicks and Henderson landed a knee to the body. Edgar seemed to be the more active fighter and Henderson popped him with a heavy leg kick.


Henderson avoided an early takedown in the fourth and both men landed solid strikes. Edgar was landing more head shots while Henderson hunted for the legs and body in a very tough-to-score battle. Edgar caught a kick and got a quick takedown and Henderson landed a glancing kick from his back before Edgar snagged another front headlock. Edgar cranked on a tight front choke but Henderson escaped again. Edgar landed some punches to the body but Henderson responded with a pair of straights that knocked Edgar's mouthpiece out. Henderson pressed forward and both men landed heavy shots. Henderson pushed forward toward the end of the fourth and landed a nice body kick then clowned at Edgar and Edgar responded with a hard right hand.


Edgar landed a solid right coming forward in the final round and both men looked intense, aware they were embroiled in a very close right. Edgar tripped Henderson to the mat but the champ got right back up. Edgar landed a right to the body then doubled it up to the head. Edgar avoided the leg kick and landed some clean hooks then caught a body kick, getting Henderson's timing down. Henderson got more aggressive in the second but Edgar was out-landing him. A hard left hand landed for Henderson in the final minute and a hard right answered for Edgar. Henderson landed a glancing head kick in the final ten seconds to cap off another close fight.


The judges scored the bout 49-46 Edgar, 48-47 Henderson, and 48-47 Henderson, giving him the Split Decision victory and the retention of his lightweight title.


Speaking with Joe Rogan following the win, Henderson said, "I thought a 49-46 was weird scoring, but it is what it is. I fight for you guys and all MMA fans. Frankie's tough. We all know how tough Frankie is, but that being said, I had to come in here and lay it all on the line."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:30 PM ET
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Henderson vs. Edgar II Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1483  
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Edgar
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Henderson vs. Edgar II Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Frankie Edgar is Powered By Aminolast from Gaspari Nutrition -a BCAA superfuel with added electrolytes for... http://t.co/9IANpQPC
4 days, 18 hours, and 11 minutes
after
Fear The Fighter Limited Edition shirt http://t.co/ero1zwfK
4 days, 7 hours, and 26 minutes
after
Just posted a photo http://t.co/8PZEdqE8
4 days, 2 hours, and 58 minutes
after
Sick RT @Fearthefighter: @FrankieEdgar @RenzoGracieBJJ #peopleschamp #IronArmy http://t.co/DpoydAbU http://t.co/nhZyMAhn
4 days, 2 hours, and 44 minutes
after
Frankie loves Anavite, the performance enhancing sport multivitamin formula from Gaspari Nutrition. http://t.co/z1Y8MmAG
3 days, 7 hours, and 23 minutes
after
GA with Wifey. Can't believe she made me go on this ride I wanna throw up. Lol http://t.co/SBilUWQr
2 days, 18 hours, and 46 minutes
after
Beachin it with the boys. God is good http://t.co/4LLH6Hfv
1 day, 20 hours, and 2 minutes
after
Checkout my @ufc 150 @FeartheFighter walkout t-shirt : http://t.co/J9ncL8dO
1 day, 7 hours, and 54 minutes
after
Just wanna thank my Team, Sponsors, Training partners, Family, and all the Fans for always having my back. Iron Army lets do this!!
2 hours and 44 minutes
before
Thanks for the support! RT @RichGaspari: The night before the big fight with @FrankieEdgar here with @TeamGaspari http://t.co/LNAwSBAm
20 hours and 19 minutes
before
Thank you brother RT @LuckyLucianoRGA: Let's gooo @FrankieEdgar ! Tomorrow you gonna get that belt back! We all ... http://t.co/MtCRA0Ox
21 hours and 30 minutes
before
See you soon Tony! RT @MicroTechCEO: Left London (after a week at the #Olympics) & now headed to Denver for ... http://t.co/OIc01ygZ
21 hours and 53 minutes
before
Big thanks to my sponsors! @TeamGaspari @Fearthefighter @MicroTechCEO @MMAELITE_Alden @Venumfight @TRXtraining @LexaniWheels @JRsBarGrill
22 hours and 28 minutes
before
Njaaay!!! RT @JoePollard1: Congrats to @alliseeisgold for an unbelievable performance warning the gold!! #jerseyallday
1 day, 1 hour, and 20 minutes
before
The rematch #UFC150 Denver. Here we go! http://t.co/MIIqpkcD http://t.co/oWoNoApv
1 day, 8 hours, and 34 minutes
before
See u guys soon RT @jvatwerq: Packing for UFC150 first trip to Denver @hardbodynews @AliDominance
1 day, 16 hours, and 22 minutes
before
Thanks Mike RT @TheDolceDiet: Just rode the elevator w a few of @FrankieEdgar's people and felt like I was back ... http://t.co/gBcAehxo
1 day, 16 hours, and 22 minutes
before
My man RT @RogerMathewsNJ: @FrankieEdgar @jenniwoww back in day and 25 lbs lighter do to Mr. Edgar's original ... http://t.co/oBu5VUWP
2 days, 3 hours, and 6 minutes
before
Me too!! Thanks RT @JENNIWOWW: So excited for @FrankieEdgar fight this sat
2 days, 18 hours, and 13 minutes
before
Thanks bro! RT @romulobarral: @jvatwerq @teamgaspari @brianstann @rondarousey @radmftw @frankieedgar @ufc lets go ... http://t.co/sRQoYWfZ
2 days, 20 hours, and 23 minutes
before
Countdown to UFC 150 http://t.co/tM3M6PPx @teamgaspari http://t.co/FojPmzkh
3 days, 5 hours, and 53 minutes
before
Check out my @MetroPCS Signature Moves Series piece: http://t.co/O7wrcVgN
3 days, 15 hours, and 41 minutes
before
Check out my @MetroPCS Signature Moves Series piece:http://t.co/O7wrcVgN http://t.co/xa1C7lG6
3 days, 17 hours, and 14 minutes
before
Big Rog! RT @JENNIWOWW: I finally got roger on twitter!!! Lol yay @RogerMathewsNJ
3 days, 19 hours, and 6 minutes
before
See ya soon kid RT @TomDeBlass: On the way to Colorado to meet with my brothers tomorrow. #FE #ironarmy#family.
3 days, 19 hours, and 58 minutes
before
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3 days, 20 hours, and 38 minutes
before
Me and @alidominance walking the streets of Denver @fearthefighter http://t.co/RBwGxLSr
4 days, 2 hours, and 27 minutes
before
Episode VIII 155 Reasons. All about the family life. Great episode check it out! http://t.co/NXAnw9lR
4 days, 2 hours, and 54 minutes
before
155 Reasons, Episode VIII Fighter vs. Father. The final episode of the 8-part Frankie Edgar series. Frankie, his... http://t.co/BQSie6sc
4 days, 3 hours, and 27 minutes
before
Comment below for a chance to win a signed pair of Frankie Edgar gloves and an Official Gaspari Nutrition®... http://t.co/J58mHsNu
4 days, 4 hours, and 2 minutes
before
I'll be at Atlantic City in September thanks to @sweatac. http://t.co/FmKIbhmn
4 days, 15 hours, and 48 minutes
before
Thanks to @ufc for hooking me up with some gear! @lorenzofertitta @danawhite http://t.co/bUXovFq4
4 days, 21 hours, and 13 minutes
before
Fight week is here! Watch the full 155 Reasons series at http://t.co/Euk8mTgG @teamgaspari http://t.co/HgeaAztG
4 days, 22 hours, and 31 minutes
before
Yessir! RT @thestory155: Hard work pays off. The more you put in the more you get out. Bust your ass in whatever ... http://t.co/EFrKsjhh
4 days, 22 hours, and 43 minutes
before
Its fight week #UFC150 Denver http://t.co/MIIqpkcD Here we go @teamgaspari @ufc http://t.co/n5BRhUvh
4 days, 23 hours, and 11 minutes
before
Thanks bro! RT @MarketingKareem: I don't think I've ever been more excited for @ufc title fight - as I am for ... http://t.co/qCMDToeg
5 days, 2 hours, and 55 minutes
before
Checkout my @ufc 150 @FeartheFighter walkout t-shirt : http://t.co/J9ncL8dO
5 days, 20 hours, and 57 minutes
before
Yea boy!! RT @RUJLeo: A new addition to the Iron Army #FE RT@FrankieEdgar: @RUJLeo big congrats to you and Kate ... http://t.co/mglAWUHd
6 days and 35 minutes
before
Thank you bro! RT @Jamesrkobird: @FrankieEdgar i know and believe you will win. Good luck champ. You got a fan for life here.
6 days, 16 hours, and 5 minutes
before
Also wanna send a huge thank you to @BlackDynamiteMT for helping during this camp. My man Cyrus has added some fire to my game!!
6 days, 16 hours, and 7 minutes
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Also a huge thankyou to @BlackDynamite0 for helping me this whole camp. My man Cyrus adding some fire to my game. Thanks bro!!
6 days, 16 hours, and 14 minutes
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Wanna really thank @DustinPoirier for helping me start and finish my camp strong!! Kid is a tough dude with tons of talent!
6 days, 16 hours, and 18 minutes
before
Throwing the stone with the crew http://t.co/aMJb03Ba
6 days, 20 hours, and 38 minutes
before
Good stuff go have some fun RT @FreddyPont: @FrankieEdgar @GrimeyBonez @EliteWrestling @thestorynj 2nd place ... http://t.co/uCMpMSkm
1 week and 35 minutes
before
155 REASONS wallpaper for your iPhone http://t.co/8mQDn4kY
1 week, 8 hours, and 32 minutes
before
Go get it! RT @CodyPMooney: It's time http://t.co/xDLL1ish
1 week, 19 hours, and 53 minutes
before
I want to thank Team Gaspari for keeping me fresh and hydrated so I can train harder and stronger during my... http://t.co/iJnjTZE6
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 22 minutes
before
155 Reasons, The Frankie Edgar Series playlist from @teamgaspari http://t.co/1D5YB0On
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 54 minutes
before
Awesome! RT @TomDeBlass: @frankieedgar. "It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more ... http://t.co/LiOap4LH
1 week, 1 day, 15 hours, and 16 minutes
before
RT @AliDominance: @FrankieEdgar @AkiraCorassani and mark having lunch @Fearthefighter team http://t.co/NBixHa5S
1 week, 1 day, 23 hours, and 39 minutes
before
Sorry i didnt RT @David13David: @FrankieEdgar hey, a few weeks ago you had a fan auctioning stuff for his daughter. ... http://t.co/iaWkTCv7
1 week, 2 days, and 51 minutes
before
Thank you!! RT @flavioalmeidagb: @MarcoJocaGB @almeidabjj @frankieedgar @marciofeitosagb We will have you guys on ... http://t.co/s4Nj8glx
1 week, 2 days, and 53 minutes
before
155 Reasons, Episode VII -Joining Team Gaspari, The Frankie Edgar Series with Mark Henry, Brian Stann, Rich... http://t.co/7OgraPvc
1 week, 2 days, 2 hours, and 39 minutes
before
Awesome! RT @RenzoGracieBJJ: Congrats to number one in the world @Judo_Kayla ;-) may life bring you many more great ... http://t.co/O2Yo1ieL
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 7 minutes
before
Episode VII hooking up with @TeamGaspari check it out. http://t.co/OyrQO278
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 11 minutes
before
See you soon brother RT @Almeidabjj: Leaving Orange County for Colorado Springs to meet with the rest of Team ... http://t.co/Yr1HmCAQ
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 19 minutes
before
155 Reasons, Episode VII -Joining Team Gaspari, The Frankie Edgar Series with Mark Henry, Brian Stann, Rich... http://t.co/HKnbd9UH
1 week, 2 days, 6 hours, and 40 minutes
before
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