Friday, April 27, 2012
Denver to host UFC 150
By Brett Okamoto ESPN.com
The UFC has targeted the city of Denver to host a lightweight title fight between Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar in August.
Sources close to the situation confirmed to ESPN.com the promotion's plans to broadcast UFC 150 from the Pepsi Center on Aug. 11. MMAJunkie.com first reported the likely headliner.
The two lightweights met earlier this year at UFC 144 on Feb. 26 in Saitama, Japan. Henderson (16-2), a former WEC lightweight champion, won the belt via unanimous decision after a closely contested five rounds.
Edgar (14-2) immediately began a campaign for an immediate rematch. The former champion accepted rematches against B.J. Penn and Gray Maynard during his first four title defenses.
"I'm not trying to shoot anybody out of anything they deserve, but I had to do two immediate rematches," said Edgar during the post-fight news conference in Japan. "What's right?"
Henderson was open to the possibility of an immediate rematch. He is a perfect 4-0 since the WEC merged with the UFC in early 2011.
The last time Denver hosted a UFC card was last September. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones submitted Quinton Jackson in the main event of UFC 135.