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Sunday, 08/12/2012, 08:15 am

My UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II M.V.P.

UFC 150 is in the books and while the main event wasn’t as exciting as many thought it would be the card was still pretty solid overall. The preliminary card seems to have outshined the main card once again, but that isn’t a knock the five pay-per-view bouts as much as it is a testament to how exciting the one Facebook and four fights on FX were.

Nik Lentz led off the night in spectacular fashion with a first round TKO over Eiji Mitsuoka. All told there were three finishes out of the four fights on the FX portion of UFC 150. Erik Perez made history by scoring the fastest bantamweight knockout ever in the UFC & WEC with his 17 second destruction of Ken Stone. Michael Kuiper evened his UFC record at 1-1 with a second round TKO over a very game Jared Hamman. Ultimate Fighter season 14 finalist Dennis Bermudez won his second fight in a row with a beautiful standing guillotine submission on Tommy Hayden.

Max Holloway defeated Justin Lawrence with a second round TKO; Yushin Okami snapped a two fight losing streak by defeating Buddy Roberts in a somewhat boring bout. Jake Shields used his superior grappling to take Ed Herman down in all three rounds and win by unanimous decision. It wasn’t the most exciting contest of the night, but considering it was his first fight at 185lbs. in the UFC and he had to battle the thin Colorado air, Shields will gladly take the win.

The co-main event and the main event had everyone buzzing with anticipation. Although the Donald Cerrone-Melvin Guillard bout only lasted 76 seconds it was exciting enough to win the Fight of the Night bonus. The main event was a rematch for the UFC Lightweight Championship as Benson Henderson narrowly defended his title over Frankie Edgar via split decision. The judges’ decision was booed by the fans and criticized all over the internet, but that’s a different story altogether. It had its moments, but paled in comparison to their UFC 144 bout in February.

I narrowed my MVP choices down to Bermudez and Cerrone as both men were rocked in their respective bouts before coming back and finishing their opponents in dramatic fashion. Bermudez took home $60k for winning the Submission of the Night bonus while Cerrone pulled in a total of $120k in bonus money for winning the Knockout of the Night on top of the Fight of the Night bonus he won with Guillard.

Due to the fact that Cerrone faced a tougher opponent and he won the two awards I have to go with “Cowboy” as my UFC 150 M.V.P. His bout was also in a spot with more pressure and a convincing win could eventually line him up with Anthony Pettis to determine who faces the winner of the Benson Henderson-Nate Diaz match-up scheduled for later this year. After getting hurt by the hard hitting Guillard almost immediately, Cerrone rebounded nicely with a shin to the head followed by a running right hand that put Guillard to sleep.

The KO was just the second of his career and showed just how tough Cerrone is to put away. Many of the sports top lightweights would have been finished off by Guillard, but Cerrone persevered and that is why he is my UFC 150 M.V.P.

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16 Comments to My UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II M.V.P.

  1. stephen riddle says:

    Yee fuckin haw! Go cowboy!

    • Magoo says:

      The MVP goes to Frankie Edgar he won that shit hands down!!!,what a fuckin farce I’m sure all you Edgar haters must be feeling pretty good with yourselves today!!!… But deep down you even know that W belongs to Frankie…personally I’m getting sick and tired of these bull fkn shit decisions !

  2. Bryan Levick says:

    I’m not a big fan of his, but he brings it every time he fights.

  3. Bryan Levick says:

    I’m not a fan of his, but he brings it every time out.

  4. grandma killer says:

    I knocked donalds grandma clean out. Not because I prey on the weak, but because I caught her eye ballin’ me.

  5. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    I had dibs grandma…

  6. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Grandma killer, clean me up, please…

  7. Ryan Prieur says:

    That was a close ass fight, I had them dead even going into the 5th round, def a hard one to call. If you look at the stats Henderson did way more, but Frankie look good during the whole fight. It could have gone either way but henderson retains. Hats off to both though!

  8. jesus korean says:

    congrats to max holloway! keep doing your thing young blood represent for the 808.

  9. CombatRusse says:

    - Yes Ceronne was awsome as usual.
    – Edgar payed back for his first fight with BJ Penn where he stole the decision (Carma)
    – Shields should fight Fitch and then the UFC should fire both of them
    – Diaz will undoubtly smoke Henderson

  10. Khaos969 says:

    Thank fuck Edgar lost I’m sick of that little chipmunk running running round in

  11. Khaos969 says:

    Thank fuck Edgar lost I’m sick of that little chipmunk running running round in circles pumping out a shitty jab and going for a points win every time..fucking sux ..at least we can watch an actual fight now.

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