Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) aired its traditional "Countdown" preview show for UFC 150: "Edgar vs. Henderson 2" on FUEL TV last night (Aug. 7, 2012), featuring a behind-the-scenes look as current Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson prepares to defend his strap for the first time ever against the man he took it from, Frankie Edgar, this Saturday night (Aug. 11, 2012) at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
To check out immediate reactions to the hour-long special be sure to check out our live UFC 150 "Countdown" discussion thread right here.
Henderson and Edgar first collided at UFC 144 earlier this year in Japan, with "Smooth" taking a unanimous decision over "The Answer" after five rounds of exciting, back-and-forth mixed martial arts (MMA) action. It certainly wasn't a "robbery," but Edgar -- along with many other fight fans -- thought it was much closer than the final result.
Edgar immediately lobbied for an instant and rematch and UFC President Dana White reluctantly awarded it to the Toms River, N.J., native thanks in large part to his blind willingness to grant rematches to B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard during his reign atop the 155-pound division.
He has vowed to "execute better" the second time around, as well as most likely try to avoid upkicks at all costs.
While Henderson vs. Edgar part deux will undoubtedly be the biggest fight of the night, it's not the only bout taking place on the UFC 150 main card. In fact, you can view a "Countdown" preview for the co-main event, Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard, as well as the Middleweight main card match up between Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman, after the jump.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Aug. 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 7:30 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX Channel.