Edgar Vs Henderson
February 27, 2012 by staff
Edgar Vs Henderson, Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson (155 pounds):The lightweight championship main event begins with Edgar catches the leg of Henderson, after an attempted body kick. Henderson tries an insiguri head kick, but misses. Two big body kicks by Henderson. Edgar continually is catches the leg of Henderson, but only after the impact has been made. Good left hand by Henderson, and a right to the body by Edgar. Edgar scores a brief takedown, but Henderson is back up easily. Edgar misses with a spinning back fist as the round ends.
Edgar has a cut under his left eye, which is starting to swell, as round two begins. Edgar catches the leg of Henderson again, but cannot capitalize. Edgar is trying to circle away from the pursuing Henderson. Edgar catches Henderson’s leg again, and both men trade good shots. Henderson grabs a clinch, and lands a good knee. Henderson follows it up with a jumping body kick. Edgar answers back with a good left hook. Edgar tries a takedown, but settles for a guillotine from a kneeling position. After standing back up, Henderson lands an uppercut. Edgar takes Henderson down, but stands back up while Henderson stays on the mat. Henderson lands a huge upkick that apparently breaks the nose of Edgar! Edgar is severely stunned as Henderson gets a guillotine as the round ends. Edgar’s face is a crimson mask between rounds.
Edgar tries another takedown, but lands a good right hook instead. Another takedown attempt by Edgar is stuffed. Henderson lands a knee to the body, but Edgar counterpunches. Henderson scores a takedown, but Edgar wall-walks up. Henderson lands a good kick on the separation. Solid right hook by Edgar, and a good body kick by Henderson. Both fighters try for a takedown, and Edgar gets one as the round ends.
Henderson begins round four with a right jab/body kick combination. Good right hook/leg kick by Edgar. Edgar tries a takedown, but Henderson locks in a deep guillotine! Edgar escapes, and gets top control. Henderson lands elbows from the bottom. Both fighters are up. Straight left, then a straight right, by Henderson as the round ends.
The final round begins with a good left hook by Henderson. Edgar’s face looks like hamburger meat, with Henderson looks untouched. A big left hook by Edgar staggers Henderson briefly. Edgar gets a standing back body lock, but Henderson escapes. Henderson slips, and Edgar tries a guillotine, but Henderson escapes. Left kick to the head by Henderson. Henderson stuffs another takedown, and Edgar eats a knee when he shoots again. Jumping knee by Henderson lands solidly. Henderson tries to lock in another guillotine as the fight ends.
Ben Henderson wins by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 49-46) to become the new UFC Lightweight Champion.
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