The four years following his first career defeat, Frankie Edgar looked damn near unbeatable at 155-pounds. He was involved in his fair share of close fights, sure, but he emerged victorious over the likes of the legendary B.J. Penn (twice) and the one man who had figured him out previously, Gray Maynard. It seemed no one could touch him.
Until Ben Henderson came along.
The two battled at UFC 144 back in February in Japan, a thrilling affair that saw Henderson squeak out a unanimous decision win. Some felt the champion should have retained his title, including Edgar himself, while others thought the judges made the right decision.
Either way, it was close enough to warrant an immediate rematch and now the two will hook 'em up one more time in the main event of tonight's (Sat., Aug. 11, 2012) UFC 150 pay-per-view at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Henderson loves holding the title but he keeps it in his gym up on the wall, a trophy for his showcase on his path to becoming one of the greatest of all time. That's his goal, at least. Edgar, on the other hand, enjoyed the spoils that came with being the victor. For almost his entire career that's been the case, too, and he misses being referred to as "champion."
There's only one way to get that back and that's take the title from the man who took it from him. Can he do it? Stay tuned.
In addition to the Henderson vs. Edgar rematch headlining the card, UFC 150 features Donald Cerrone throwing hands with Melvin Guillard while Jake Shields returns to the middleweight division to battle Ed Herman.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Saturday, August 11, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on PPV. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 8:00 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.