The rematch between UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson and former title-holder Frankie Edgar appears to finally have a date and location in mind with the host-city having an altitude worthy of the bout’s lofty expectations.
According to multiple reports, Henderson will defend his belt against Edgar at UFC 150 in Denver, Colorado. The fight marks the second time UFC gold will have been defended in the “Mile High City” in recent memory with Jon Jones’ submission victory over Quinton Jackson taking place there this past September.
Edgar and Henderson first met in February where the two went at it for twenty-five competitive minutes with “Bendo” ultimately emerging with the judges’ nod after doing more damage and controlling the bulk of the bout’s action. However, Edgar was awarded a second shot based on a public plea where the immediate rematches he gave to B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard were mentioned as well as the lack of another clear-cut #1 contender at 155 pounds.
Prior to the loss Edgar was 6-0-1 with wins over Maynard, Penn, and Sean Sherk. Meanwhile, Henderson’s performance pushed his winning streak in the UFC to four with success against Edgar, Mark Bocek, Jim Miller, and Clay Guida.
UFC 150 is scheduled for August 11 and will feature other bouts including Yushin Okami-Luiz Cane and Dennis Hallman-Thiago Tavares.
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