UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar 2 Poster By Anton Tabuena
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 150: Henderson Vs. Edgar II. Our live coverage will start with the single fight on the Facebook prelims (7:30 p.m. ET) through the FX prelims (8 p.m. ET) and continuing through the main card on pay-per-view (10 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the main card.
The main event sees Frankie Edgar rematch Ben Henderson after Henderson took the lightweight title from Edgar at UFC 144. The co-main event sees Donald Cerrone take on Melvin Guillard. The fight was supposed to be at lightweight, but Guillard missed weight and the bout is not at a 157.5 pound catchweight. Jake Shields will take on Ed Herman in a middleweight clash. Yushin Okami will face Buddy Roberts in a middleweight bout. Rounding out the card is a featherweight fight between Justin Lawrence and Max Holloway.
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Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway - Round 1 -A lot of kicking early, but a lot of missing too. Jab by Holloway keeps him out of distance of a punch from Lawrence. Overhand right by Lawrence lands now. Holloway steps inside a kick and lands a left. Holloway with a leg kick. Left hand by Lawrence and Holloway lands a low blow. Left hand by Holloway lands solidly and Lawrence with a takedown but Holloway stands back up. Lawrence is bleeding pretty badly now. Good shot by Lawrence stumbles Holloway. Nice right hand by Lawrence. Hard right by Lawrence now. Holloway with a nice little combiation of his own now. Jumping knee by Holloway looks like a foot caught Lawrence in the groin. 10-9 Lawrence.
Round 2 - Holloway with a high kick that is blocked. Leg kick by Lawrence. Lawrence with a spinning backfist that just misses. Hard right hand by Holloway. Holloway with a right hand now. Lawrence with his second takedown attempt of the round and it gets stuffed with ease. Another hard right by Holloway. Holloway with a knee to the body and Lawrence throws a nice right hand in return. Another clean punch lands for Holloway and a flurry to the body and Lawrence crumples from the body shot! Holloway with a huge flurry as Lawrence covers up and it is over. Max Holloway wins by TKO (body punch and punches on ground), 4:49 of round 2.
Yushin Okami vs. Buddy Roberts - Round 1 -Roberts throws an overhand right and then another right, looking directly at the floor both times. Okami is happy early to work the jab but Roberts is throwing his own jabs in return. Okami with a hard right hand. Roberts with another jab. Okami gets inside and takes the back standing and pulls Roberts to the ground now. Roberts tries to turn and Okami is on top. Okami almost passes to mount but Roberts defends. Now Okami passes to side control. Okami takes the back and fires away, landing a few to the back of the head, Herb Dean decides not to end it as the round is about to end. 10-9 Okami.
Round 2 -Roberts lands a hard left early in the round. Roberts tried for a guillotine but Okami was never in trouble. Now Okami has the clinch again and gets a double leg takedown. Okami works back to full mount again. Roberts gives up his back again. Okami just punching away as Roberts does nothing. Roberts just does nothing and the fight eventually has to be stopped. Yushin Okami wins by TKO (punches), 3:05 of round 2.
Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman - Round 1 - Shields throws a body punch, Herman throwing a few right hands and he can't really land. Now Herman clinches Shields against the cage, Shields trips him but they're right back to standing. It's a battle against the cage until Shields trips him and ends up on top in half guard. Shields works his way to taking the back but Herman stands up and is out of danger. Herman holding him against the cage landing some short punches, Shields looking for another trip. Shields gets the takedown off a body lock but Herman stands right back up. Round ends. It was bad. I refuse to score it out of principle.
Round 2 - Shields has an early takedown now and he's in side control, trying to take an arm with a kimura. Herman gets his arm out of danger. Herman does get guard back and he's throwing some elbows off his back. Shields is on top until the round ends. Yawn. 10-9 Shields (he should be up 20-18).
Round 3 - Herman with a jab and then he sprawls to avoid a takedown. Uppercut in the clinch by Herman. Herman with a takedown and he stands back up. Herman with an uppercut but Shields takes him right down. Shields does eventually pass to mount now. Herman gets it back to guard. Shields wins the round 10-9. Crowd boos.
Official scorecards: 29-28, 30-27, 30-27. Jake Shields wins by unanimous decision. The crowd boos more.
Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard - Round 1 - Big left by Melvin and Cerrone is hurt! Knee by Melvin and some punches and Melvin is all over him. Big elbow by Melvin now and Cerrone looks pretty buzzed still. Head kick by Cerrone and Guillard's legs buckle now! Big right hand by Cerrone and Melvin is down and OUT. Wow! That head kick just glanced off the side of his head and rocked him and then Cerrone threw a right hand as he ran forward at Melvin. Donald Cerrone wins by KO (head kick/Punch), 1:16 of Round 1.
UFC Lightweight Championship: Ben Henderson (c) vs. Frankie Edgar - Round 1 -Feeling out for the first 30 seconds, throwing a few kicks and short punches. Edgar with an accidental low blow, Henderson says he's fine. Left hand lands for Henderson. Hard leg kick by Henderson. Counter right by Edgar gets in to Henderson's chin. Hard leg kick by Henderson and Edgar falls down but he takes the foot of Henderson and almost gets a takedown but Henderson gets back to his feet in the scramble. Leg kick by Edgar and Henderson with another leg kick. Edgar throwing a lot of head kicks that are missing. Right hand by Edgar gets in and it's his best punch of the round. Now a pair of leg kicks by Edgar. Henderson with a leg kick, Edgar catches it and gets a takedown. Henderson has a tight guillotine choke from full guard. Edgar survives the round. 10-9 Henderson.
Round 2 - Another low leg kick by Henderson knocks Edgar down. Body, head combo by Edgar. Henderson has the fight at the distance he would want with the reach advantage. Another leg kick. Edgar with a big right hand and Henderson drops! Edgar has a front headlock now. Edgar holding on to a front headlock still and Henderson stands up and puts one hand on the ground so he can't get kneed. Henderson does manage to get back to his feet and a right hand by Edgar. Henderson shoots and Edgar stuffs it. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 3 -This fight hinges on distance. Head kick by Henderson just isses, another one and it's blocked. Body shot by Edgar. Knee to the body by Henderson. Edgar working some leg kicks. Henderson with a leg kick in return. Jab by Henderson lands. Edgar ducks under a punch and lands a quick, short combo. Body kick by Edgar. Edgar keeps ducking under Henderson's punches and landing a single punch or a short combo. Edgar with another good leg kick. Two hard leg kicks by Edgar. Henderson with a leg kick and Edgar catches it. And again, but this time Henderson fires a few punches at him. Good leg kick by Henderson. Body kick by Edgar. Right hand by Henderson at the end of the round. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 4 - Edgar catches a Henderson kick and throws a punch. Good straight left hand by Henderson. Right hand by Edgar. Leg kick by Henderson, right hand by Edgar in return. Leg kick by Edgar and now a takedown off a Henderson kick. Henderson throws a head kick off his back that doesn't really land. Edgar holds the front headlock and lands a knee to the body. Henderson does manage to get up, but in rounds as close as these, that time on top was valuable for Edgar. Good right hand by Edgar as the two trade shots. Leg kick by Edgar now. Right hand counter by Edgar and he's having a good round. Edgar catches another kick and Henderson lands a punch. Edgar with a flurry and Henderson is trying to taunt so Edgar hits him in the face with a right hand. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 5 - Henderson gets hit with a hard right hand. Twitter seems to generally have Edgar up 3-1 in rounds, which means Henderson needs something big. Edgar with a trip but Henderson bounces back to his feet. Henderson with a body kick. Nice left hand by Henderson. Two punch combo by Edgar. Body kick by Edgar. Nice left by Henderson snaps Edgar's head back. Edgar with a good combination and now an overhand right. Henderson pushing forward a bit now and Edgar with a body punch and a right to the head. Right hand again by Edgar. Good leg kick series by Henderson and Henderson hits the ground for a second. Hard left by Henderson. Two hard rights by Edgar. Edgar falls down on a takedown attempt but is right back up and Henderson just misses a head kick. 10-9 Edgar in my eyes. Gives him the fight 4-1
Official scorecards: 49-46 Edgar, 48-47 Henderson, 48-47 Henderson. Ben Henderson wins by split decision. wow...