Benson Henderson Beats Frankie Edgar in a Split Decision Match at UFC 150

Benson Henderson retains the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title as he wins over Frankie Edgar at the UFC 150 via split decision. Henderson captured the split decision over the former champion in the headliner fight at the UFC 150 held at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.

The headliner fight was a split decision; two of the three judges Dave Hagen and Mark Van Tine scored the match 48 – 47 in favor of Henderson, the third judge Tony Weeks gave a 49 – 46 ruling in favor of Edgar.

After the match, Henderson commented: “I was confused.  The scoring on that one was a little weird. I thought 49 -46 but the judge was up close, so is this what it is? You always have to be concerned when it goes to the judges.”

Henderson’s fight plan was clear, he focused on kicks on Edgar’s legs which were effective in the early minutes of the match however, Edgar wised up and countered using his hands. He even managed to plant one on Henderson sending the fighter on the seat of his shorts in the second round. Fans and viewers clearly saw that rounds 1 and 2 were under Henderson’s control; the 5th round was all Edgar’s. On the other hand, round 3 and 4 were more difficult to call since both fighters were very competitive.

Henderson further commented: “Frankie’s tough,” remember that he was able to capture the belt from Edgar at UFC 144. “We all know how tough he is and his team is. They always bring it in rematches. I knew he would be tougher than in the first fight. I had to come in here and lay it on the line!”

Edgar has a few words to Henderson: “It don’t matter. I thought I brought it to him, but congrats to Ben. I’m upset, man. What are you going to do? I did [think I won]. I thought I brought it to him.”

Benson “The Smooth” Henderson is from Glendale, Arizona with 17 wins and 2 losses on his record. This win against Frankie Edgar is his 5th consecutive win with his recent fight also against Frankie Edgar as he captured the lightweight belt at the UFC 144 in February 2012. This match however was a unanimous decision as compared to UFC 150 split controversial decision.

What to Expect on Ultimate Insider on FUEL TV

Expect a lot of action at “UFC Ultimate Insider” as they look at the success of Benson Henderson. The lightweight champion reveals the fight that has forever changed his career; this interview will also look at his insights on how he looks forward to defeating Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 on August 11 at the Pepsi Center, Denver, USA.

Benson “Smooth” Anderson faces Frankie Edgar for the second time; the last time was a win at the UFC 144 in a headline bout. It was a unanimous decision after five rounds. This win was his fourth consecutive after his loss against Anthony Perris at the WEC 53 in December 2010. Frankie “The Answer” Edgar on the other hand has a 14 win and 2 losses card with the loss against Benson just another bout before he had 6 consecutive wins and only one draw.

Another important thing to watch out for at the “UFC Ultimate Insider” is Michael Bisping as he gives his reaction to the dramatic finish of the fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. Silva loss against Sonnen at the recent UFC 148 – Silva versus Sonnen 2 from a technical knockout at under 2 minutes of the second round.

You will also get a chance to meet Strikeforce Champion Ronda Rousey as she joins host Jon Anik. She will discuss her amazing rise as a champ and the possibility of her upcoming fight and the future of women’s MMA.

Ronda Rousey is just 25 years old and she is from Santa Monica, California. She has an impressive 5 wins and 0 losses and she has faced superb fighters like Meisha Tate, Julia Budd, Sarah D’Alelio, Charmaine Tweet and Ediane Gomes. She will face Sarah Kaufman who has a 15 wins and only one loss at the Strikeforce on August 18. This will be held at the Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, USA.

“UFC Ultimate Insider” is one of the hardest – hitting sports magazine coverage that brings timely news and information about the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It also provides first-hand access to the latest fights and profiles of UFC’s biggest stars and rising fighters. “UFC Ultimate Insider” is hosted by Jon Anik and it airs every Tuesdays at 10:30 PM ET and 7:30 PM PT on FUEL TV. Fans will surely look forward to next week’s interviews and fighters.