The Mile High City will welcome a main event rematch between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar as they headline UFC 150 on August 11.
Henderson and Edgar will head to Denver for their second fight, as confirmed by UFC president Dana White on Tuesday.
“Benson and Edgar will fight August 11,” said White on Fuel TV's UFC Tonight.
MMAWeekly.com first reported that Henderson and Edgar had agreed to an Aug. 11 showdown to headline UFC 150, but now the bout and date are official.
Henderson and Edgar first met at UFC 144 in Japan with the UFC lightweight title on the line.
Henderson won that night by unanimous decision, but many people scoring the fight, including White, had Edgar penciled in as the winner after five rounds.
Since Edgar had given rematches to his last two opponents, the UFC granted him the same accord, and he will now get the chance to regain the belt.
UFC 150 will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The last event held in Denver was UFC 135, in which UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event.
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