Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II set for Summer eventPosted on March 6, 2012, 07:34 PM by Joey Santosus
A Lightweight rematch between newly crowned division Champion Benson Henderson and former title holder Frankie Edgar will take place this Summer.
UFC President Dana White has confirmed the bout, which was initially revealed by Edgar via Twitter:
"Rematch anyone??.......it's on!! Thanks to @danawhite @lorenzofertitta. Me and Henderson 2. Here we go!!"
Edgar was dethroned by Henderson after coming up short on the judges' scorecards at UFC 144 in Japan. Despite being offered an instant title shot at 145-pounds, the former champ remained steadfast in his campaign for a rematch, and it now appears he'll get his wish.
Henderson, meanwhile, captured the title on the heels of a three-fight winning streak, which saw the former WEC champ derail a trio of top contenders. Though originally expected to make his first defense of the belt against the last man to defeat him, Anthony Pettis, "Smooth" will now look to silence any doubters with a decisive victory over "The Answer."
An exact date or venue for the title fight has not yet been revealed.