Lightweight (155 lbs.)
Current title holder: Benson ‘Smooth’Henderson
Ben Henderson’s ascent to the lightweight throne in the UFC was quite a thrill to watch. The charismatic lightweight took on Frankie Edgar in Japan at UFC 144 and won the title by unanimous decision. While some argued that the decision was clear cut, others, including Frankie Edgar, were convinced that the now former champ got robbed.
Henderson would put all speculation to rest at UFC 150 in August as he won another decision over Edgar, which set up a title defense against the brash lightweight contender from Stockton, California Nate Diaz. The fight is scheduled to air free on FOX on December 8 at UFC on FOX 5.
Following their primetime showdown, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone will likely be the next in line for a shot at Henderson or Diaz if he can hammer out another strong win. ‘Cowboy’ has some history with both men and a title bout would create an interesting storyline to follow leading up to their prospective match.
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