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|Henderson Edges Thomson at UFC Chicago
|CHICAGO (AP)--Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson won a disputed split decision over Josh Thomson in a lightweight fight at UFC Chicago on Saturday night.
Henderson (20-3) received winning scores of 48-47 and 49-46, and the other judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson (20-6). The announcement drew boos from the United Center crowd.
Thomson and Henderson have been major players in the MMA lightweight division throughout their careers, but Saturday night was the first time they squared off. The fight headlined a network televised card.