UFC 150 Results Recap: Ben Henderson Vs. Frankie Edgar

August 11, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; UFC host Joe Rogan (left) talks with Benson Henderson (right) after he defeated Frankie Edgar (not pictured) during UFC 150 at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

In the main event of UFC 150, Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar engaged in another five-round war and it was Henderson who came out on top once again, picking up a split decision victory to keep his UFC lightweight title. It was the second straight time the two men had gone to the judges, and the second straight time that Edgar thought he did enough to win (along with a lot of other people), only to come up short. The final scores were two 48-47 cards for Henderson, and one 49-46 card for Edgar.

Henderson was attacking Edgar's legs with success early and won the first round. Edgar knocked Henderson down in the second and clearly took that round. The last three were all tossups. Edgar did a good job slipping punches and working the body, while Henderson was landing the harder shots overall. It appeared to most that Edgar had won, but that's not how it went down.

What was the high point of the fight?

Edgar knocked Henderson down in the second round. That was the hardest strike of the fight.

Where do they go from here?

Henderson will fight Nate Diaz later this year for the title. The bout is likely to take place in December sometime. With Edgar in the rearview, a world of challengers are ready to step up and face the Diaz/Henderson winner. You know, unless these two have nine rematches or something.

Edgar is at a crossroads. Does he stay at lightweight or drop to 145? It seems that the majority of people would like him to drop, but he's still the second best lightweight in the world so it's pretty hard to say it's something he needs to do. If he stays at lightweight, he could fight any number of different guys.

Watch now, later, or never?

Now. The bout was very good and definitely worth 25 minutes of your time, despite what a small minority of fans might tell you.

Catch more UFC 150 content from Bloody Elbow after the jump.

SBN coverage of UFC 150: Henderson vs Edgar II

UFC Interview: Benson Henderson Open To 7 Round Title Fights - Steph Daniels

UFC 150 Results: Dana White Remains Neutral And Ultimately Unhelpful Regarding Judging Issue - KJ Gould

UFC 150 Results: Melvin Guillard Loses In Typical Melvin Guillard Fashion - Mookie Alexander

UFC 150 Results: What's Next For The Main Card Fighters - Tim Burke

UFC 150 Results: I'm Glad Frankie Edgar Got Robbed - Nate Wilcox

UFC 150: Dana White Blames Poor Gate On Dark Knight Rises Shootings, Wildfires - Brent Brookhouse

UFC 150 Results: Winners And Losers - Tim Burke

UFC 150 Fight Video: Ben Henderson Vs. Frankie Edgar Highlights And Behind The Scenes Footage - Bloody Elbow

UFC 150: Henderson And Edgar's Managers Get Into Scuffle At Post-Fight Press Conference (Updated) - Tim Burke

UFC 150 Photo: Ben Henderson Disfigures Frankie Edgar's Face With A Head Kick - Anton Tabuena

UFC 150 Video: Ben Henderson Wins Controversial Decision Over Frankie Edgar - Brent Brookhouse

UFC 150 Results: FightMetric Scores Ben Henderson Vs. Frankie Edgar A Draw - Tim Burke

UFC 150 Video: Donald Cerrone Knocks Out Melvin Guillard - Brent Brookhouse

UFC 150: Henderson Vs. Edgar Results And Post-Fight Analysis - Brent Brookhouse

UFC 150 Post-Fight Press Conference Video - Tim Burke

UFC 150 Results: Funniest Moments (Gifs) - Nate Wilcox

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.