Ben Henderson beats Frankie Edgar

mma-hendersonben01-360

TOKYO, Japan (TheSpread) – UFC 144 marked the organization’s return to Japan, and the card provided a number of highlights, including a new champion.

View Real-Time Sports Betting Odds

In Saturday’s main event, Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision to win the UFC Lightweight Championship. The two had a very competitive fight, but Henderson dictated the fight with his kicks and strength in grappling. Edgar looked far worse at the end of the 25 minutes and the judges felt Henderson did enough to win the championship. According to oddsmakers, Henderson was an even money bet to win the fight, meaning a $100 wager on him to win will pay out an additional $100.

In the co-main event, Ryan Bader pulled off a major upset, beating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision. Bader really dominated the fight, scoring three key takedowns and landing a series of overhand rights. Bader also survived a big slam from Jackson in the second round and never looked startled. Bader came into the fight as the underdog, as he had a money line of +195 to beat Rampage, meaning a $100 wager on Bader to win will payout an additional $195.

For complete results from the main card of UFC 144, see below.

UFC 144 Main Card Results

Ben Henderson (+100) def. Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision to win the lightweight championship

Ryan Bader (+195) def. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision

Mark Hunt (+225) def. Cheick Kongo by first round TKO (2:11)

Jake Shields (-315) def. Yoshihiro Akiyama by unanimous decision

Tim Boetsch (+265) def. Yushin Okami be third round TKO (0:54)

Hatsu Hioki (-170) def. Bart Palaszewski by unanimous decision

Anthony Pettis (-275) def. Joe Lauzon by first round KO (1:21)

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Fighting Predictions

Bet on January being a massive month for WWE
Wednesday, 09 November 2022
Thumbnail Bet on Jan. Being a Big Month for WWE January isn’t just the start of another year but the start of the Road to WrestleMania.

Recent Discussions Other Sports

Kentucky Derby News and Notes on Sat, May 2022 by Shazman
Premier Leaugue on Thu, Jan 2022 by smithterry813
World cup qualifier on Tue, Nov 2021 by smithterry813
Kentucky Derby chatter on Tue, Apr 2021 by Surfer
Champions League Final on Sun, Aug 2020 by Surfer