Henderson edges Edgar in decision to become lightweight champion

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The UFC has a new lightweight champion. Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision in the main event at UFC 144, taking the lightweight belt.

It was a tremendous performance by Henderson, who came in with a great game plan heavy on kicks to the body and executed that game plan well. Henderson showed he was bigger and stronger than Edgar and showed that he had more than enough gas to last 25 minutes with the champion.

Two judges scored it 49-46 and one scored it 48-47. And now the UFC belt is around Henderson’s waist.

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Title Fight Ben “Smooth” Henderson Vs. Frankie “The Answer” Edgar
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) – Fight was for the Lightweight Title
Name Ben Henderson Ben Henderson
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 14-2-0
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Name Frankie Edgar Frankie Edgar
Height 5′ 6″ (167.64 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 14-1-1
Benson Henderson def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 49-46)