HomeFight Videos Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson Fight Video UFC 144 Japan Bruno February 26, 2012 Fight Videos 100 Comments Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson Fight Video UFC 144 Japan Main Event. . . . . . . . . Tweet Pin It Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami Fight Video UFC 144 Japan Kid Yamamoto vs Vaughan Lee Fight Video UFC 144 Japan Prelim 100 Comments « Older Comments sammy February 26, 2012 LOL Benson won that fight clearly. It doesn’t matter if you land more shots if there is nothing on them, anybody who has done any standup training in their life knows its a lot easier to land shots if you are not putting anything on them, doesn’t mean you win a fight when your face looks like mincemeat at the end … Log in to Reply chiroguy February 26, 2012 Op_of_Faith…you say anyone scoring that fight should have given the fight to Frankie…really!!! I love Frankie as a fighter buy c’mon bro…clearly, Hendo won that fight!!! Frankie looked like a walker from The Walking Dead at the end of the fight. Hendo didn’t have a scratch on him and wasn’t even breathing heavy. Ben was too big and too strong for Frankie..PERIOD! Log in to Reply chiroguy February 26, 2012 Babel says that Ben didn’t do enough to “win” the title from the champ…Upon completion of the fight, take a look at Frankie’s face and then take a look at Benson’s face. Then tell me that Benson did not do enough to “win” the fight from the champ. R U Kidding me bro. Seriously??? What else does Benson have to do to “win” the title? Does he have to inflict permanent brain damage??? Log in to Reply FedorFailsAgain February 26, 2012 Awwwwww the itty bitty little Frankie Edgar abies are peeing themselves because their great messiah LOST…Just great, now we have to listen to the Edgar crybabies AND the Nick Diaz cry babies for the next year LOL. And to all the people who hate the Jesus accolades, blame yourselves for believing the fairy tales of the Big bang Theory and Evolution…We need MORE Jesus believers in the UFC not less. Thanks Log in to Reply dana whites mom February 26, 2012 I just want to know who the kid or girl saying “comon frankie” and “lets go frankie” and tell them to shut up. every freaking frankie edgar fight. Log in to Reply Edgarsucks February 26, 2012 Bendo definitely won this fight no argument. The first 2 comments here were gay. If you think Edgar won this fight you need help cos you’are delusional. Prolly licking each others asses thats why you didn’t see the fight. I for once never liked Frankie. He is not a fighter but a runner. He runs like a stupid ***** all the time. Well done Bendo! Log in to Reply Op_of_faith February 27, 2012 @chiroguy-…you are a shinning example of what I’m talking about. Chael Sonnen, as much as I hate him, looked like hamburger after the Silva fight but if Silva hadn’t pulled off that triangle then he EASILY would have lost to points. This is what I mean about people not understanding the sport. Bendo has only looked beat up ONCE that I know of because he simply tends not to cut…He gets hit all the time. That is my one criticism of him…AS A FAN. Once again, you just don’t get it. I was a Bendo fan when he was in the WEC. I STILL call the Pettis fight for him because you don’t win a fight because you threw one flashy kick-not to a real fighter. I wanted BJ to win against Edgar… Frankie. Simply. Won. The person who hits the most, knocks the opponent down the most and HAPPENS to be champ wins by default and always has. Go watch the fight again and count points. Until the judging changes and there is a new point system (and I hope this happens) by the rules…not by wannabe bullshit, Frankie Edgar won that fight. Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick February 27, 2012 @Op_of_faith I should rewatch Bendo vs Pettis because I thought Pettis won with or without the kick. Frankie did score alot more then Ben but the more significant strikes were to Ben imo.When Frankie was landing,it was all strikes with no intention at all to hurt.Yes he basically won the point match but Ben didn’t looked in danger once and didn’t seemed to be phased by any strikes Frankie threw.And when Frankie took him down he never held him there and the significant points in grappling were all to Ben.Each time Frankie put Ben on his back he got reversed or Ben stood up. Log in to Reply jonnyx February 27, 2012 it was a good fight. close but not close enough. edgar is a tough guy and moves really well, but ben is waay bigger and stronger and reminds me of guys like jose aldo, guys who want to hurt you, not merely win on points. that said it could have been a split decision, but either way ben won. Log in to Reply eric February 27, 2012 go back to lilliput frankie, even that translator chick looks taller then him… go down to 135 for aldo chop your legs, rape your face(just as anybody else) and give you your first knock out loss. Log in to Reply jonnyx February 27, 2012 also benson…asking Japanese for an ‘amen’=FAIL Log in to Reply weaksauce February 27, 2012 @jack Wouldn’t BJ be the first Korean-American Champ? 2X? Just saying.. Log in to Reply Dave February 27, 2012 I really like the way Henderson fights but man I have endless respect for Frankie what a Heart he was a much smaller fighter but with a huge Heart. I think the fight was actually pretty close in the technical aspect but Henderson did more damage and controlled the center more. thats how I had it Round 1 = Frankie Round 2 = Henderson Round 3 = Frankie Round 4 = Henderson Round 5 = Henderson (very close round almost a draw but near the end Henderson was dominant which is important)but henderson did more Damage and center control overall I have so much respect for Frankie what a heart he has. Log in to Reply Dave February 27, 2012 Frankie is too small for 155, he should go to 145 Henderson looked so much bigger than him. Log in to Reply Tesla February 27, 2012 Where in the rules does it say that if you “land” (or even touch gently) someone more, you deserve the round? GTFOH you crybabies! Stiking = Henderson. 1 power shot is worth more than some tick tacky flurries. Is this not obvious to everyone? The category is effective strikes and damage, not “this fighter touched the other fighter with baby punches”. Damn, look at their faces and even their bodies. Benson beat Frankie like he stole something from his church. Octagon control = Henderson. Controled the center of the ring, always moved forward. Edgar just basically ran around in circles like a gnat and while he did land some minor shots, he took WAY more damage. Hence the running and not engaging. I will say Frankie took Benson down more, but that was more likely due to Benson not even being worried about it and being able to absorb ZERO (read again, ZERO) damage. In top control position, Benson, once again, did WAY more damage. Hell, in fact, from BOTTOM position, Benson did WAY more damage. He actually almost finished the fight twice from the bottom on an upckick to GNP, and also an arm in Guillotine. Benson threatened to finish the fight 3 times (twice very close), Frankie didn’t threaten even one moment in this fight. Listen, anytime a round is even close, the guy who does more damage or threatens to end the fight should ALWAYS get the round. This is, after all a combat sport that is supposed to be a FIGHT. This isn’t dancing or a compulsory point performance requirements sport. Frankie should have looked in the mirror/monitor and taken his A S S beating like a man. Also, Frankie gave immediate rematches because he really lost all the first fights. Fight metric had BJ winning the first fight. Maynard really should have won the first title shot fight as well. Getting beaten up and “winning” gets you rematches, getting owned like a pack of cigarettes in the joint doesn’t deserve a rematch. Log in to Reply Hanabahn February 27, 2012 Frankie’s corner: Okay when they announce Henderson’s win everyone look freaking surprised. Okay, then lets demand a rematch and try to convince everyone the fight was close. Frankie go to the press conference and when someone asks, say you won the fight. Okay everyone good plan. Log in to Reply jches February 27, 2012 Pride FC is dead. Pride FC scoring has nothing to do with UFC scoring. You cannot simply take a snapshot of two fighters faces at the end of a fight and make that your sole determination in deciding the winner. Please have a better argument than “look at their faces” if you are going to argue the outcome. UFC is judged on a point system round by round. That’s just the way it is. All that said, I think it was a good call by the judges. I do think it was a pretty close fight, although no one’s put Edgar in more trouble in a title fight than Maynard has. Secondly, why is it excusable to show that much vehement hate for someone because they believe differently than you? I don’t think I’ve ever heard Henderson attack anyone else for their beliefs, but you hate him for mentioning Jesus? Is that truly more rational than you claim he is for not being just like you? Log in to Reply MMA is taking over February 27, 2012 Damage and power VS. points and percentages. I wonder is it is better to watch fights and not take the stats as the most defining criteria for judging. Edgar got hit with a lot of gruesome power shots and it showed. Henderson was not hurt. Henderson controlled the pace of the attack and caused so much more damage. Closed his eye up, messed up his nose with the upkick, knees and body kicks you could hear, submission threats. I just mean that if you didn’t get any stats while watching that fight your gut would certainly say edgar survived that beating and lost. Certainly an entertaining fight for us, the fans. Great card, had a bunch of fun fights Log in to Reply Dream Machine... February 27, 2012 Thanks Bruno! Log in to Reply panathab February 27, 2012 ur all crazy…i dont care who counted what punches or takedowns or whatever…ben smooth mothafukn henderson laid down the beat down on that boy edgar!!! he beat the shit out of him and i could care less if punches ur 100-20 for edgar or whatever……any sane person who saw that fight saw edgar get his as kicked..as for the non fighter bullshit , maybe ur a fighter and u took too many kicks to the head and u think ur the shit…keep fighting and leave the judging to non retards ..thank..no offense to retards… Log in to Reply zxfc February 27, 2012 Edgar didn’t even landed more shots; http://blog.fightmetric.com/2012/02/henderson-vs-edgar-official-ufc.html Also he did nothing with the takedowns. Or wait.. he got a brutal head kick. Log in to Reply savman February 27, 2012 no controversy here Bendo won easily Log in to Reply Odin February 27, 2012 I agree with the idiots who think little Frankie won. I could tell by Frankie’s face that he was the winner LOL Are you people serious? LOL BTW. I liked Ben for a minute until the Christ stuff came out. Yuck. I wish there were some ancient Roman Legionaries around to throw that Christian into a lion pit. Log in to Reply tj301dc February 27, 2012 Ben Henderson all day!!!!! Even though Edgar was catching a lot of his kicks, the damage was already done. He was late catching most of those kicks. Log in to Reply orenthal February 27, 2012 i thought henderson won. i also thought condit beat diaz and sonnen beat bisping. Log in to Reply orenthal February 27, 2012 why not have 5 or even 7 judges? wouldn’t that make bad decisions less frequent? Log in to Reply gondol February 27, 2012 freedom of religion vs freedom of speech. you are free to rip on someone for their beliefs, it just makes you look like an *******. i’m a huge edgar fan, but benson cleaned house. my favourite part was henderson’s corner after round 4. “You got 5 more good minutes?” “I’ve got 15 minutes!” Benson’s cardio is rock solid. Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick February 27, 2012 @weaksauce I thought BJ Penn was Hawaian not Korean… Log in to Reply KungFuLowKick February 27, 2012 I just saw zxfc post and now people saying Frankie won have no argument at all.Ben landed more significant strikes(jabs to the body don’t count imo)had the more significant grappling exchange and the more damaging strikes.He also was the better fighter in every grappling exchange.So what’s left to defend Frankie?He got takedowns who did nothing.And I like Frankie aot more then Jesus freak but Jesus Freak definetly won. Log in to Reply Jack February 27, 2012 @weaksauce You are right bro. BJ Penn is the first hybrid Korean American UFC champion. I love it that UFC have lot of Korean talent of late!! Log in to Reply captainobvious February 27, 2012 You could make a case for Edgar winning the match if all you score was strikes and takedowns landed, like a boxing match. However I don’t think you can claim that Edgar landed more SIGNIFICANT strikes. While Edgar may have won the match, anyone can see that Ben clearly won the fight. Log in to Reply julian moran February 27, 2012 “I think I did enough to win the fight, I landed more punch and more take downs..” Frankie Edgar. Edgar landed 1 good punch in 5 rounds, just about all of his take downs ended up with either Ben Henderson on top or back up within 2 seconds.. Ben Henderson completely dominated the fight and showed Edgar’s style to be absolutely ineffective against him. Log in to Reply TheBXFinest718 February 27, 2012 After re-watching this fight Benson Henderson won this fight not only because he did the most damage but because he was never threatened. That upkick in the first round won and then him finishing in top position landing ground and pound won that round. He landed the harder shots in round 2 and almost finished Edgar with that guillotine. His takedowns were fewer but when he was on top he did damage and Edgar didnt. He looked fresher throughout the whole fight and Edgar was not only busted up but when the fight was over he didn’t look like a guy who thought he had won. I honestly didn’t give Edgar any of the first 4 rounds. He was the more active fighter but the only big punch he landed was in the 5th and even that round he ended up on the bottom and getting ground and pounded … Henderson is the truth! Log in to Reply AFan_323 February 27, 2012 Edgar won that fight look at the fight stats. It was a close fight no doubt. However, I do not believe Bendo won that fight any way you cut it. Bendo did break Frankie’s nose with that upkick, but he still lost that round. Ben is a great fighter, but I will not recognize him as the champion, because he didn’t win that fight. Log in to Reply Swordsmansmith February 27, 2012 Henderson won rounds 2-4. 3 rounds to Frankie’s 2 so its a UD win and a new champ. If Edgar wants to win decisions and not finish his opponents off then he needs to do more damage but since he has no power I guess thats not an option. Log in to Reply Op_of_faith February 27, 2012 @KungFuLowKick-I get your point, but then it turns into how to judge “significant strikes…” Again I have to refer to a guy who I think is an idiot-Chael Sonnon. He looked like a bus hit him after the Silva fight. If anyone had come in to watch it at the end they would have thought Silva dominated the fight, ended up on his back and threw a brutal triangle. Silva got beat on for 23 minutes and looked like he hadn’t even been in a fight but we ALL know that if that fight had gone to decision, Anderson would have lost. You can’t judge a fight by that… I love Bendo, but I’m not giving him that fight. I’ll be paying for his next fight, and I’ve paid for his fights before (at bars…) but I don’t give undeserved wins…He fought hard, and well…as I said before the switch kick from the leg hold was beautiful, but…he…missed. That doesn’t win the fight. I watched and scored at the time 3 round to 2, Edgar. Edgar won. Log in to Reply Dharmaboy February 27, 2012 Yo the Angel wings on his back etc. is such a crock of shit cuz it basically saying that “God” favors him more than Edgar blah blah blah. There is no god or religion in fighting. All this thanking some mythological supreme being after a combat sport is just plain retarded. Brainwashed is right. Bendo won because he trained hard. not because some bullshit god went into the minds of the judges and made them see the fight go his way. Dude needs to get those stupid chick tats off his back. Good win for him. Log in to Reply oaklandblackouts February 27, 2012 i keep thinking bout that first round where frankie caught ben’s leg and ben followed up with trying to head kick frankie w/ the other leg. holy shit…can you imagine if that connected – he could have put him to sleep. anyway..exciting fight. Log in to Reply Op_of_faith February 27, 2012 @captainobvious- Best comment so far IMO. The fact is…we are using boxing as our standard. This is why Diaz lost to Condit and why being the aggressor is bullshit. Diaz spent the whole fight getting punch up and missing and he supposedly won cause he swung a lot. I think this is yet another fight that demands a standard. We all know that the judges score take downs…REGARDLESS of what happens after that. To say that “he didn’t capitalize on it…” is bullshit. The take down is a point. I’m fine with not going with boxing standards but if you do-that’s the guide and its a point system. Until we go back to no time limits or some sort of sudden death then the fact that you really believe something doesn’t count…sorry. Log in to Reply Brodio900 February 27, 2012 Op of faith, your an dumb dumb and obviously have experience in the fight game. Log in to Reply PitfighterZ February 27, 2012 Well, you can all argue as much as you want, but the truth is that the rules are very clear on this point… Oh, wait… Yep, you can yap all you want, but there is nothing in the rules that defines what the main things that people usually use to score fights mean: 1. Significant strikes: quantity v. damage 2. Octagon control: controlling the center v. controlling the action by forcing the other guy to chase you 3. Takedowns and jabs: should they count for themselves or only if they are followed by a damaging attack? 4. well, you get the drift. There’s nothing there to clarify. My point is the same as ever, get rid of the need for judges. Increase the time of the first round, give the ref. some yellow cards, and make the fight be only stopped by KO, TKO (ref. call), or submission (either tap out, unconsciousness, or towel from the corner). Anything else is just like this: http://www.mmatko.com/2-toddlers-go-at-it-sherdog-forums-style/ So, I will just climb this fridge here… Log in to Reply Nora Penefrin February 27, 2012 regardless of who got more “points”, frankie edgar clearly took more of a beating. his face says it all. Log in to Reply cH1NO February 28, 2012 Tough to see Congrats to the new champ Henderson. Frankie will be back more determined and hopefully get more power behind his strikes then he will be a new force to recon with. Log in to Reply Op_of_faith February 28, 2012 @Brodio900…well put. Clearly I’M the dumb dumb. I tend to also be able to write coherent comments…and you? Dumb****. Log in to Reply Dave February 28, 2012 @Odin I so agree with you, I liked him as fighter and thought he is a pretty smart dude until I heard that Christ stuff. no disrespect to anyone that is too religious but in my opinion people that are too religious are mostly judgmental, discriminatory and not too wise (messed up in the head) Log in to Reply drex February 28, 2012 Jose Aldo will stomp on edgar if he tries to invade his turf. Frankie is a tough kid but needs to pack more muscle to compete with the rest. Log in to Reply mscash February 28, 2012 Frankie Edgar won this fight. I’ve watched it three times now and the one thing that stands out as usual is that Edgar got bloody. Do ya want to see a fighter that came out looking beaten and still was winner? Georges St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn 1 Log in to Reply chiroguy February 29, 2012 Op_of_faith…Brodio900 posts that you are a dumb dumb and obviously have experience in the fight game. I assume he meant to say “you obviously don’t have experience in the fight game”…Brodio900 is obviously not the brightest tool in the shed. That being said, I hold multiple black belts in several martial arts along with a Doctorate Degree. I, my friend, am no dumb****. I have been watching mma regularly since 1993 (19 years and counting). I have seen every single 1 of Frankie Edgar’s fights in the UFC. He earned my respect after the Tyson Griffin fight. His knockout of Maynard was amazing. I respect him tremendously not only as a fighter but as a human being. He also has tremendous heart. That being said, there is absolutely, positively no way Edgar won that fight. I also thought that Pettis won the first fight with Henderson without the flashy fence kick. I was not impressed with the flying kick that Benson threw after Frankie caught his initial kick. It missed, therefore it did no damage. No harm, no foul…I was however impressed with the up-kick that flat-out shook Frankie’s brain and busted him open. That kick set the tone for the rest of the fight. I was waiting for Frankie to switch from 4th gear into 5th during the fight but it never came. Benson was getting stronger as the fight moved forward, while Frankie was stuck in 4th gear. I actually felt like i was rooting for Frankie during the fight because i like him as a fighter and respect the fact that he always looks half the size of his opponents (as he did in this fight). That being said, i thought Benson had the perfect skill-set to beat Frankie and take his belt home. I thought Benson was going to win but hoped Frankie would win. If you watch the end of the fight as they are about to announce the decision, check out the look on Frankie’s face and then take a look into Benson’s eyes. The fighter’s themselves know best when they have claimed victory and when they feel the agony of defeat. The look on Frankie’s face and his eyes tell me a story i have seen only once before…after his first fight with Maynard. Henderson was just too big, too fast and too strong for Frankie…my opinion! That being said, i can’t wait for Benson and Pettis to dance..that will be a flat out barnburner!!! Log in to Reply theunderfighter March 1, 2012 I absolutely can not fathom how people not only saw that as a really close fight, but that Edgar DOMINATED?! I just can’t see it… He scored a couple really lucky/sloppy take downs, and a couple really good take downs. The only 2 times he scored a really good take down and Henderson did not get up IMMEDIATELY AS HE PLEASED, was when he kicked Edgar in the face, and almost submitted him with a guillotine. He then reversed the action and continued beating him up. He landed damage in every round, and threatened to finish in 3 or 4 of the rounds. Edgar never threatened to finish, and only very briefly had any sort of advantageous position, which Henderson immediately reversed and did more damage in return. I just don’t see how people saw it so one sided for Edgar. I think it was a great fight, a competitive fight, and in the end Henderson got the best of Edgar. Log in to Reply FireUFCJudges April 8, 2012 All they can point to on Edgar in this fight is the lucky upkick that bloodied him. Did it affect his subsequent fighting at all (i.e. slow him down or make him take more punishment)? The objective answer is no. Henderson, I think “looked” more like a champion in the eyes of the judges because he was showboating for them and Edgar’s face was bloodied. In addition to that, I think there is a racial component in the UFC. In a lot of close fights between a white and non-white, at least one judge gives it to the non-white. Go look at the past 20 UFCs, there are plenty of examples where you have to ask “What fight were you watching?” Further on that point, listen to how Joe Rogan casts the fights. This UFC 144 was a perfect example. If you have time to go back and watch it again, tally up how many times Joe Rogan commpliments the non-white and how many times he compliments the white. Then also tally how many times he puts the white guy down and then how many times he puts the non-white down. You’ll discover something about Joe Rogan. Think it’s a fluke? Go back to any of the past five UFCs and run the tally again. If you’re white fighting a non-white, you’re not getting a lot of love from Joe Rogan. Log in to Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.