11:05 AM - August 9, 2012 by MMChrisS
The first fight between these two skilled lightweights was very close, with the Edgar camp believing they had done enough to win. Certainly, Edgar was game and had lots of strong moments, but the perceived damage of that upkick from Henderson (and the actual damage, too) definitely swayed the tide of the fight. Henderson was also never really damaged or rocked by what Edgar had to offer, and he moved in and out with effective striking. He landed roughly 20 more significant strikes than Edgar, with that upkick being the punctuation mark. Edgar does have a beef since he had five takedowns to just one for Henderson, but fighters have lost in the past when they've had an even bigger takedown advantage than that. With that setup, it seemed right to look into the crystal ball and simulate the upcoming rematch.
I set the CPUs to do battle in UFC Undisputed 3. I ran the fight at expert difficulty (because I felt the very top level might produce too many transitions), and I also enabled “simulation” settings for a proper stamina representation. The arena was set for the Mandalay Bay Events Centre (the actual venue), and I gave the referee assignment to Mario Yamasaki.
Here's the play-by-play of the fight...
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