UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson (R) will rematch former champion Frankie Edgar (L) at UFC 150 in Denver on Aug. 11, 2012.
It's settled, once and for all.
The rematch has never been in doubt, but because of some circumstances (mainly the health of Edgar), the exact date and event have been up in the air.
UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson will take on number one contender and former champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 11, 2012. UFC President Dana White made the announcement tonight (May 8, 2012) on FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight."
The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise after FUEL TV's Ariel Helwani reported that the fight would definitely not happen on Aug. 11 and would occur at a later date.
According to White, that report is not true, and the title fight will definitely take place at UFC 150.
Not much is known, as of yet, about the UFC 150 card, but there is a rumored lightweight match up between veteran Dennis Hallman and the always dangerous Thiago Tavares. There's also an expected Middleweight mash up between "Short Fuse" Ed Herman and former Welterweight number one contender Jake Shields, who will be making the move back to 170 pounds.
The card will continue to build and develop, but it does appear as a certainty that the title fight between Henderson and Edgar will be the headlining main event that the pay-per-view (PPV) will be built upon.
The much anticipated rematch will see "The Answer" looking to offer his response after losing a five-round decision to the new champion when they last faced at UFC 144 in Saitama, Japan, on Feb. 26, 2012.
Hopefully, "Henderson vs. Edgar II" will bring some clarity to the division. Specifically, top contenders Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz will be watching with peaked interest to see who will come out on top.
As the card develops, MMAmania.com will be front and center with all the speculation, rumors and fight card information, from top to bottom.
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