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UFC 150: Frankie Edgar's Rematch With Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson

Granted an immediate rematch after dropping the UFC lightweight title to Benson Henderson in February, Frankie Edgar (Toms River, N.J.) receives his second chance on Saturday, August 11 at UFC 150 in Denver.

Frankie Edgar asked for a rematch with Benson Henderson. He receives it at UFC 150.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
Frankie Edgar asked for a rematch with Benson Henderson. He receives it at UFC 150. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
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Storyline

Granted an immediate rematch after dropping the UFC lightweight title to Benson Henderson in February, Frankie Edgar (Toms River, N.J.) receives his second chance on Saturday, August 11 at UFC 150 in Denver.

At Stake

A win makes Edgar the UFC's first two-time lightweight champion. Henderson has lost just once in five years and looks to push his UFC record to 5-0. Awaiting the victor is Nate Diaz off his dominant performance against Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 3 in May.

Records

Edgar: 14-2-1

Henderson: 16-2

Monikers

Edgar: The Answer

Henderson: Smooth

Biggest Wins

Edgar: Gray Maynard (TKO 4), B.J. Penn (two unanimous decisions, the first that won him the championship), Sean Sherk (unanimous decision)

Henderson: Jamie Varner (Submission 3, won and unified WEC lightweight title), Donald Cerrone (unanimous decision, Submission 1), Jim Miller (unanimous decision), Edgar (unanimous decision, won UFC lightweight title)

Notable Losses

Edgar: Maynard (unanimous decision), Henderson (lost UFC lightweight title)

Henderson: Anthony Pettis (unanimous decision)

Quotebook

"I was pumped to get it. I felt I've done enough in my career and felt I had deserved it. I believe we're going to put on another exciting fight. I'm looking forward to training for the next two months. I've become accustomed to (the rematches). We're going to make the adjustments the next couple months. But Ben's going to make his adjustments, too." -- Frankie Edgar

"When it's all said and done, you have to win your next fight. You have any problems, anything comes around – just win your next fight. People are saying bad stuff about you and yadda yadda yadda – just win your next fight. They're saying, 'You can't do this, you can't do that' – just win your next fight. The answer to everything, as far as MMA goes? Just win your next fight. Period." -- Benson Henderson

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