UFC on FOX: Ben Henderson is next for Frankie Edgar, defeats Clay Guida via Unanimous DecisionPosted on November 12, 2011, 08:35 PM by Anton Gurevich
In one of the most entertaining bouts this year, Ben Henderson secured a shot at Frankie Edgar's UFC Lightweight title with an impressive performance against Clay Guida in the co-main event of UFC on FOX.
Henderson and Guida went toe-to-toe during all three rounds, with both fighters having their opportunities to get the finisher. The war was at the fence, in stand up, and on the ground - something that was a true display of Mixed Martial Arts.
Benderson won the majority of stand-up exchanges, getting Clay Guida hurt on several occasions. The Carpenter responded with an incredible power of will, outwrestling Henderson and getting his moments on the ground with a number of super-tight Gil. Choke attempts. However, just like Clay Guida recovered from getting rocked by Ben Henderson, "Smooth" did well to find his way out of the choke.
In the end, the judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28 in favor of Ben Henderson. "Smooth" victory for Henderson, who now improves his Mixed Martial Arts record to 15-2 and 3-0 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Bendo will now fight Frankie Edgar, most likely in headliner of UFC's return to Japan.