Ben Henderson lands a punch on Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 on Feb. 25, 2012 in Saitama, Japan. Photo by Esther Lin via MMAFighting.com.
That's because Ariel Helwani reported today on FUEL TV that the lightweight championship showdown will not headline the event as originally suspected. Instead, it will take place later this year, leaving a glaring hole in the landmark show.
Perhaps the Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson light heavyweight title bout could fill it?
Either way, a 155-pound title fight will not be taking place on the card. Henderson and Edgar initially met back on Feb. 25 at UFC 144 in Japan. On that night, "Bendo" turned in the performance of a lifetime, going toe-to-toe with one of the toughest men in the entire sport and outworking the imitable "Answer" over five grueling rounds.
After 25 minutes of back-and-forth action, the judges sided with the "Smooth" one and he became the new champion.
A bit of controversy ensued shortly after, with Edgar pining for a rematch and the powers that be with the UFC trying to avoid it. Eventually, though, that's the route that was decided on and now a date and location simply needs to be nailed down.
We don't know exactly when that will be, but we now know it won't be Aug. 11 in Denver.