For the first time in the ZUFFA owned UFC era the UFC is in Japan. Japan is commonly considered as the birth place for Mixed Martial Arts and many cannot wait for this show to go down on Saturday.
Continue on to the next page for some candid shots of the fighters while in “The Land of the Rising Sun.”
UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of current date, the event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan since UFC 29 in 2000.