Photo of Ben Henderson with his mother via UFC.
Last night (Sat., Feb. 25, 2012), at UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" in Saitama, Japan, Ben Henderson captured the lightweight championship with a thrilling five-round unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar in the main event of the evening.
And like the well-behaved young man he is, he celebrated with his mom directly after.
Mama Henderson was in attendance at the Saitama Super Arena and UFC cameras captured a special moment when Benson first embraced her with the title around his waist. She seemed to be rather infatuated with the belt as she cried tears of joy.
Even UFC color commentator Joe Rogan admitted to getting choked up live on the air.
It was a feel good moment after a fight that has split fans down the middle once again in regards to the rightful winner of the decision. Whether anybody likes it or not, "Bendo" is the new lightweight champion.
Mama Henderson wouldn't have it any other way.
Check out another pic of the two celebrating after the jump. For a more detailed look at Henderson's win over Edgar click here. For the Fight Metric report click here and for complete UFC 144 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here and here.
Photo by Tracy Lee via Cagewriter