Edgar favored in rematch with Henderson

by Dann Stupp & George Garcia | source: mmajunkie.com

Although the fight doesn't have a date, noted MMA oddsmaker and frequent MMAjunkie.com Radio guest Joey Oddessa has opened Frankie Edgar as a slight favorite (-125) over new UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (-105).

Although he initially suggested the new champ would meet Anthony Pettis in his first title defense, UFC president Dana White instead announced earlier this week that Henderson (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Edgar (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) will rematch sometime this summer. The fighters first met earlier this month at UFC 144 in Japan, where Henderson earned a unanimous-decision victory to dethrone the champ and take the title.

"In rematches, Edgar seems to adapt well," Oddessa told MMAjunkie.com.  "Case in point: the rematches vs. Gray Maynard and B.J. Penn."

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Sigitywop bears site profile image  

3/9/12 3:41 AM by Sigitywop bears

This. Edgar has been rocked or almost ktfo in his last three fights. He won't be able to keep this up to much longer

tamothyy site profile image  

3/9/12 3:23 AM by tamothyy

Bendo will win again. They need to stop making so many rematches in the Lightweight division and move on. Such a waste of time.

VicJenny site profile image  

3/8/12 4:39 PM by VicJenny

Sounds about right to me. I am not sure he lands the upkick again, and that was the best offense of fight.

BelieveInSonnen site profile image  

3/8/12 4:30 PM by BelieveInSonnen

I'm in the minority that thought Edgar won, but I am a little shocked by this.

Tony Eveready site profile image  

3/8/12 4:22 PM by Tony Eveready

Fuck this fight and fuck dfw and joe silva for letting this shit happen

Tony_Johnson site profile image  

3/8/12 4:11 PM by Tony_Johnson

 Someone's smoking crack. 

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

3/8/12 4:09 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 remember how much bendo improved in his rematch with cerrone?

Bipolar site profile image  

3/8/12 4:05 PM by Bipolar

This rematch is a ridiculous waste of time. There is no good reason for it. Benson was clearly the winner first time around, not to mention there isn't a whole lot of fan enthusiasm for this rematch. I think very few fans would pick Edgar to be Henderson's first title defense. Pettis vs Benson would be much more excting.

FedorEmilioEstevez site profile image  

3/8/12 3:32 PM by FedorEmilioEstevez

I like your sense of humor

disbeliever site profile image  

3/8/12 3:29 PM by disbeliever

Edgar has taken some hard shots in his last 3 fights. At some point taking a beating is going to take a wear