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UFC 150: Extended Preview for Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar

Tim McTiernanCorrespondent IMarch 25, 2016

On August 11, the lightweight title is on the line at UFC 150 between Benson "Smooth" Henderson and Frankie "The Answer" Edgar.

These two lightweights have met once before—at UFC 144—where it was Edgar looking to defend the belt against Henderson. In a back-and-forth fight, after five rounds, Henderson was declared the winner by unanimous decision.

After the fight, Dana White was trying to get Edgar to move down to featherweight, while Edgar wanted a rematch against Henderson, as he felt he had won the fight.

After a few weeks of speculation, it was announced that Edgar would get the rematch and have a chance to reclaim his lightweight title.

In the co-main event, Donald Cerrone faces off against Melvin Guillard—although that fight was only recently announced and is not featured in the video.

Those two lightweights are both coming off wins, and they're looking to get a win over a top competitor to vault themselves back into title contention.

The second fight featured in the video is a middleweight fight between the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields, and Ed "Short Fuse" Herman.

Shields is making his UFC middleweight debut and is fighting there for the first time since beating Dan Henderson at Strikeforce: Nashville.

Herman comes into the fight on a three-fight win streak, with three finishes. He TKO'd Tim Credur, then submitted both Kyle Noke and Clifford Starks.

A win over Shields proves that Herman can be a threat, and for Shields, a win over Herman means that Shields can compete at middleweight in the UFC.

UFC 150 goes down on August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.


Tim McTiernan is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. For the latest news on everything MMA, follow him on Twitter @TimMcTiernan.

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