UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson in Japan
UFC Goes Back to Japan After 11 Years for UFC 144 Bout, Edgar vs. Henderson
UFC finally makes it way back to the land of Rising Sun, after 11 years. Current Lightweight title holder, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar is set to defend his title against his contender Ben “Smooth” Henderson, in UFC 144.
The event is set to take place on February 26, 2012 at the Saitama Super Arena instead of the Ariake Arena, where the last UFC event in Japan was held, way back in December 2000.
Lightweight Championship bout: Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Ben Henderson
Light Heavyweight bout: Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Heavyweight bout: Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo
Welterweight bout: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Lightweight bout: Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon
Middleweight bout: Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Lightweight bout: Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos
Featherweight bout: Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Bantamweight bout: Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
Middleweight bout: Riki Fukuda vs. Steve Cantwell
Bantamweight bout: Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
Featherweight bout: Tiequan Zhang vs. Leonard Garcia