UFC 150: Benson Henderson beats Frankie Edgar to retain title in controversial split decision

Fight Museum Las Vegas Boxing

by Kevin Iole

DENVER – Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar battled almost to a standstill Saturday in their lightweight title fight in the main event of UFC 150.

Henderson pulled out a split decision, winning 48-47 on two cards and losing 49-46 on the third to retain the title he won from Edgar at UFC 144 in Japan.

Edgar was elusive and difficult for Henderson to catch. Henderson, who had an 89-62 edge in strikes landed, was scoring well with kicks early in the fight. But as the bout wore on, Edgar was more in control.

Benson Henderson battered Frankie Edgar’s legs throughout the first two rounds. (Tracy Lee for Y! Sports)

The decision is sure to spark plenty of debate. It drew the ire of the crowd at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, and Edgar won 49-46 on the Yahoo! Sports card.

Henderson celebrated when the fight…

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