Featherweight champion Jose Aldo retained his title with a victory over Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 156 on Saturday night.
Henderson meets Edgar again in his first defense of his UFC lightweight title in the five-round featured match on Saturday night’s card.
Benson Henderson will put his lightweight title on the line against former champion Frankie Edgar in a rematch of a possible Fight of the Year candidate at UFC 144 in Japan.
Two years ago, Frankie Edgar had one lone defeat in The UFC, and yet hardly anyone was giving him a chance to defeat B.J. Penn for the lightweight title.