via Esther Lin of MMAFighting
Yesterday at the UFC on Fox weigh ins Joe Rogan announced that the winner of Clay Guida and Ben Henderson would be the number one contender for Frankie Edgar's lightweight belt. With the fight of the year candidate in the books and Henderson as the victor, the fight was made official at the post fight press conference. It was rumored that the next Frankie Edgar fight would be at Zuffa's first attempt to break into the Japanese market in January. Dana White confirmed this rumor tonight.
The Guida/Henderson fight did not disappoint tonight, going all three rounds to a Unanimous decision. It was the kind of fight that has fans begging for two more rounds. It was the kind of fight that had fans questioning why the UFC decided not to air it on television. Henderson was the aggressor the whole time and walked away as the new challenger. It was almost a year ago that he lost his shot at the title when Anthony Pettis upset him at WEC 53. What difference a year makes. Pettis is fighting on prelims and Ben Henderson is getting a title shot.