UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II Play-By-Play

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC 150 continues with our play-by-play coverage and live scoring of tonight’s fights. We will have full coverage of tonight’s PPV main card culminating in the main event rematch for the lightweight title between champion Benson Henderson and former champion Frankie Edgar. Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for our full coverage of tonight’s card.

Lightweight Title Fight: Benson Henderson (c) vs. Frankie Edgar

Round 1 – We’re underway with Herb Dean as our referee. Legkick by Edgar appears to glance off the cup but Bendo waves it on. Nice left by Bendo. Huge legkick by Bendo. Another brutal legkick by Bendo. Nice right by Edgar. Massive legkick sweeps Edgar’s leg and Edgar grabs Bendo’s leg to hold on. We’re back on our feet. Nice legkick by Edgar. Edgar’s leg is showing some damage already. Nice elbow by Bendo. Edgar looks for a push single and eats a knee. Nice right by Edgar and he follows it with a great kick. Edgar catches a kick and secures a takedown but Bendo grabs a guillotine but Edgar is taking the pressure and just waits out the round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Henderson.

Round 2 – Headkick attempt by Edgar is blocked. Legkick by Henderson drops Edgar briefly. Aldo-esque legkicks by Bendo wo far. Edgar fakes a shot and throws a nice right. Edgar catches a kick and connects on a punch but Bendo gets his leg back. Axe kick attempt by Bendo, wow. Big legkick is caught by Edgar. Huge right drops Bendo. Edgar works a front-headlock to a choke attempt but doesn’t have the choke. Bendo works  back up but Edgar is just grinding that front-headlock. Back on our feet now. Bendo looks for a double and Edgar blocks with a front headlock. Dave Schultz would be proud (RIP). Nice body kick by Bendo at the end of the round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Edgar  (19-19).

Round 3 –  Bendo headkick is blocked. Big overhand by Bendo misses and Edgar lands a nice body blow on the duck. Fighters exchanging blows now. Benson charges and Edgar checks the legkick. Nice counter combo by Edgar. Body kick by Edgar. Headkick by Bendo is blocked. Edgar ducks another punch and connects hard to the body. Body shot by Edgar. Great legkick by Edgar. Pair of legkicks by Edgar now. Frankie catches a big kick and ducks a punch from Bendo and connects with one of his own. Frontleg side kick by Bendo misses. Big legkick by Bendo is partially checked but does damage. Body kick by Edgar. Edgar ducks a big shot. MMAFrenzy scores a very close round 10-9 Edgar (29-28).

Round 4 – Edgar catches a kick and Bendo manages to fend off a takedown. Nice counter combo by Edgar. Legkick by Bendo and a hard combo by Edgar. Bendo checks a legkick. Nice legkick by Edgar. Nice takedown by Edgar and he avoids the upkick. Edgar backs off and he advances but Bendo fires a headkick. Edgar wals through it and gets a front headlock and goes to a cradle for a minute and Edgar attempts a guillotine. Bendo defends and he’s out. Counter right by Edgar. Legkick by Edgar. Edgar ducks an overhand and pounds the champs body before Bendo doubles up on a jab. Bendo swarms but eats a right hand. legkick by Edgar. Bendo tries a legkick and Edgar just barely gets his leg out of the way. Right by Edgar. Edgar catches a kick and Bendo fights out. Bendo taunting a little now and eats a stiff right with ten left. Edgar catches a kick and lands one of his own. MMAFrenzy scores another tough round 10-9 Edgar (39-37).

Round 4 – Bendo throws a legkick misses. Nice right by Edgar. Big right drops Bendo briefly but he looks fine. Bendo with another nice right. Crowd cheering Edgar on. Good body kick by Bendo. Nice counter right by Bendo with 3 minutes left. Bendo is getting tentative and only looking to counter when he needs to press the pace. Counter right by Edgar as Bendo barely misses a big legkick. Edgar lands a punch on the break. Legkick by Edgar staggers the champ briefly. Edgar is scoring while Bendo is only looking for power. Bendo has a kick caught but fights out with a minute left.  Big left connects by Bendo but he can’t follow up and he eats a hard right with :27 left. Edgar ducks a kick and misses a takedown. Crazy close fight here that is even closer than the first one. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Edgar (49-46).

Benson Henderson def. Frankie Edgar via split decision (46-49,48-47,48-47)

Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard

Round 1 – Wild hooks by Cerrone and Guillard stuns Cowboy with a counter left and he is swarming trying to finish. Big shot by Guillard again and somehow Cerrone recovers. Guillard is throwing bombs. Leg kick by Cerrone. Headkick by Cerrone stuns Guillard and a straight right sends Guillard to the mat in a heap. Rosenthal dives in and Cerrone does not throw any follow up shots on the unconscious Guillard.

Donald Cerrone def. Melvin Guillard via KO (punch) at 1:17 of Round 1

Ed Herman vs. Jake Shields

Round 1 – Nice combos by Herman early. Herman goes to clinch and Shields stops his shot with an inside trip attempt. Staying in the clinch now as Shields is digging for a guillotine again. Knees from the clinch by Herman. Shields with an inside trip and he has Herman in half guard. Herman works up and Shields briefly has his back before Herman escapes. Herman controlling him against the fence again. Fight stalls along the fence now. Shields tries another inside trip. Shields drops to a double and Herman fights it off but his back is against the cage now. Herman reverses along the cage. Shields looks frustrated as Herman keeps negating his positional advantages. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Herman.

Round 2 – Shields with a body kick. Herman controls the clinch again but Shields counters with an inside trip and gets him down. Shields working side control. Kimura attempt by Shields now. Herman escapes it and now Shields is looking to mount. Punches by Shields. Shields top control is so hard to break. Herman tries a sweep as Shields moves for mount and while he misses the sweep he gets back to the closed guard. Elbows by Herman from the bottom. Short shots by both fighters with a minute left. Shields moves to half guard. Punches by Shields. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Shields (19-19).

Round 3 – Herman with a nice pair of jabs. Shields shoots but Herman with a great sprawl and we’re back in the clinch. Nice uppercut by Herman. Fighter’s exchange knees. Body kick by Shields has little on it. Huge uppercut by Herman barely misses. Hip toss by Herman but he stands back up. Big shot by Herman and Shields shoots in and gets the takedown. Shields gets far head and arm control and transitions to the mount. Shields looking for an arm triangle. Hip escape by Herman and we’re back in full guard with a minute left. Herman is swinging for the fences and he cracks Shields nose from the guard. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Jake Shields 29-28.

Jake Shields def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,30-27)

Yushin Okami vs. Buddy Roberts

Round 1 – Herb Dean is our referee tonight. Roberts is swinging for the fences early as Okami evades. Okami lands a counter right that stops a Roberts kick. Okami seems to be finding his range and then Roberts lands a nice left hook that staggers Okami briefly. Okami clinches and is working to get it mat as he takes Roberts back. Okami drags him down by throwing in a leg. Roberts tries to sweep but Okami bases out and is working in Roberts guard. Armbar to an omoplata attempt by Roberts but Okami evades and moves to half-guard. Yushin in sidecontrol after using a head and arm pass. Okami in knee-to-belly. Okami has mount and lands a few strikes as Roberts gives up his back. Okami is raining down strikes as the round ends with Herb Dean almost stopping the fight. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Okami.

Round 2 – Okami is warned for strikes to the back of the head between rounds. Roberts swarms forward but appears to slip a bit. Roberts lands a big left to Okami. Okami with a clinch and he attempts an outside trip and misses it. Okami does get him down and Roberts briefly has a guillotine but gives it up. Roberts is back up briefly but Okami takes him down and moves into side control. Okami working in halfguard now. Okami takes Roberts back again and is blasting away but the shots are mostly hitting Roberts right arm. Shots start getting through and Dean calls the fight.

Yushin Okami def. Buddy Roberts via TKO (strikes) at 3:05 of Round 2

Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway

Round 1 – Fighters feeling each other out early. Holloway seems leery of Lawrence’s skill. Lawrence catches a legkick by Holloway but can’t do anything with it. Strong left hook by Lawrence. Holloway fires a kick that appears to stun Lawrence but it clearly hit him in the cup. Brief stop and we’re back underway. Lawrence was cut at some point over the right eye. Spinning heel kick by Lawrence misses. Lawrence looks to clinch but Holloway defends with a nice combo. Nice punch by Holloway and Lawrence goes for a takedown and gets it. He cannot do anything with it and he’s back up now. Holloway throws a kick and Lawrence lands a nice combo. Nice combo by Lawrence. Left hook to the body by Lawrence. Nice combo punctuated by a nice over-the-top right by Lawrence. Holloway throws a jumping knee but his foot catches Lawrence in the cup again and the round ends seemingly early. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Lawrence.

Round 2 – Back and forth action so far to start the round. Lawrence throws an overhand to spinning elbow technique that just misses. Big right by Holloway. Body kick by Holloway. Jab to overhand right combo by Lawrence. Lawrence looks for a takedown but can’t get it. Double jab-cross combo  by Holloway. Overhand to uppercut combo by Lawrence lands. Fans booing for no good reason here. Lawrence telegraphs a takedown badly and Holloway stuffs it. Combo by Lawrence. Knee by Holloway but power combo from Lawrence answers it. Holloway controlling the center now. Nice left by Holloway. Massive body shot by Holloway stuns Lawrence and then swarms him as Holloway drops to the canvas and Josh Rosenthal steps in to call the fight.

Max Holloway def. Justin Lawrence via TKO (body punch and strikes) at 4:49 of Round 2

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