Result: Benson Henderson defeats Frankie Edgar by split decision

Benson Henderson edges past Frankie Edgar by split decision in a close rematch for the UFC Lightweight championship.

Benson Henderson retained his UFC Lightweight championship by the narrowest of margins with a split-decision victory over Frankie Edgar.

A back-and-forth battle saw both men enjoy spells of success, with each of the five rounds difficult to score.

Edgar enjoyed his best moment of the fight in the second round, dropping Henderson with a fierce right hand and following up with a choke attempt.

Henderson fought back, and in similar fashion to the pair's first fight opened up a deep cut on Edgar to keep the bout close.

After five exciting rounds the judges were faced with a difficult decision, giving Henderson the nod by split decision on a scorecard reading 46-49, 48-47, 48-47.

Henderson is now set to face number one contender Nate Diaz in his second defence of the belt late in 2012.

Share this article now:
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account