Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will attempt to do what both BJ Penn and Gray Maynard couldn’t: win the rematch. Edgar takes on Benson Henderson this evening for the title at UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II.
Earlier this year, Henderson earned a decision victory over “The Answer” in Japan. Edgar, who picked up the title from Penn, was also victorious in the immediate rematch he gave to “The Prodigy.” Later, Edgar successfully defended his title vs. Maynard after the two had fought to a draw.
With Henderson, Edgar has fine-tuned his game in the practice gym, working with his coaches to perfect a plan of attack vs. “Smooth.”
“You know all the adjustments that we have made and stuff we saw on tape, I have to make sure that I execute them,” Edgar said. “Sometimes it is not about being your best, but whoever is the best fighter that night. I need to make sure that I am the best fighter on that night.”
Edgar said he watched film on the first fight because his coached, “forced me to watch it a little because I don’t like watching tape.” He did say his staff broke it down to try and find the weak points in Henderson’s game so they could exploit them in Denver.