Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will attempt to take back the 155-pound title later this month when he faces Benson Henderson. The bout will serve as the main event for UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II on August 11 from Denver, Colorado.
Edgar knows what it’s like to be paired in rematches, as he was forced to defend the title immediately after claiming it from BJ Penn. He was also placed in a third match with Gray Maynard after the two fought to a draw.
“I’m taking it (the UFC title) home, it’s missing its home,” Edgar said. “I am going to beat Benson Henderson and my hand is going to be raised August 11. The belt belongs to me, Frankie Edgar.”
The first meeting went to a decision which Edgar believes he won, adding, “I felt I landed good punches, got takedowns and I fought like I always fight.”
Henderson (16-2) has won all four of his UFC fights since entering the promotion from the WEC. Edgar sports a career record of 14-2-1.