benson henderson wins ufc lightweight title

Fight fans already know this, but in case you didn't hear... Over the weekend, Benson Henderson won the Ultimate Fighting Championship's lightweight belt in a unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar at UFC 144: Benson Henderson takes UFC lightweight title in classic decision.

After five rounds, the judges at Saitama Super Arena awarded Henderson the 155-pound title belt with scores of 49-46, 48-47 and 49-46. According to what I've read, it was a somewhat controversial decision -- Edgar scored more takedowns, but was more bruised and bloodied by fight's end.

But when all was said and done, Henderson was wearing the belt. Some detailed recaps of the fight here and here. And here's a pretty awesome photo of Benson with his dear Korean mom: Benson Henderson celebrates UFC lightweight title with his mom.

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