UFC 150: Henderson Vs Edgar
Written By Jordan Maskell
The UFC lightweight title saga continues this weekend with the second fight between Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson. Henderson (15-2-0) defeated Edgar (14-2-1) for the title at UFC 144 in Japan by unanimous decision. After much debate about who would face Henderson in his first title defense, Edgar was granted the opportunity. This is after Edgar had a series of rematches with both B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard. However, UFC President Dana White has made it clear the loser of this title fight will not be granted a rematch. He confirmed that Nate Diaz would be next in line to face the winner of Saturday’s bout. Diaz (16-7-0) earned the number one contender spot after submitting Jim Miller at a UFC on Fox event in May.
Another lightweight bout will see Donald Cerrone (18-4-0, 1NC) take on Melvin Guillard (47-11-3, 1NC). Cerrone recently earned a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens at a UFC on FUEL TV event earlier this year. He has only lost once in his six UFC fights since joining the promotion from the WEC. Guillard won a unanimous decision over Fabricio Camoes at UFC 148, after having back-to-back submission losses.
UFC 150 featured a pair of middleweight bouts as Jake Shields (27-6-1) meets Ed Herman (20-7-0) and Yushin Okami (27-7-0) faces Buddy Roberts (12-2-0). Shields’ last fight was a unanimous decision win over Yosihero Akiyama while Herman is on a three fight winning streak with two submissions and one TKO. Okami is coming off two TKO losses to both Tim Boetsch and Anderson Silva. This will be Roberts’ second fight in the octagon since earning a unanimous decision victory over Caio Magalhaes in his UFC debut. Featherweights Max Holloway (5-1-0) and Justin Lawrence (4-0-0) will also square off on the card.
On the preliminary card available on FX, Dennis Bermudez and Tommy Hayden will meet in a featherweight bout, while middleweights Jared Hamman and Michael Kuiper also meet. It also features a pair bantamweight bouts with Ken Stone taking on Erik Perez, and Dustin Pague facing Chico Camus. The fight available on Facebook will be a lightweight bout between Nik Lentz and Eiji Mitsuoka.
UFC 150 will air live on pay-per-view Saturday August 11th, 2012 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado at 10 p.m. eastern. The preliminary card will start at 8 p.m. on FX while the Facebook bout begins at 7:30 p.m.