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Ben Henderson takes lightweight title

Updated: February 26, 2012, 3:45 AM ET
Associated Press

SAITAMA, Japan -- Ben Henderson claimed the UFC lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 on Saturday night.

Ryan Bader survived a frightening fall onto his neck to win every round in a unanimous decision over Japanese favorite Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in the co-main event of the UFC's first show in Japan since 2000.

Henderson, the former WEC lightweight champion from Federal Way, Wash., picked apart the smaller UFC champion with an effective ...

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