UFC 144 is set to go down tonight live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will 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.
The preliminary Card on Facebook.com kicks off at 7:30PM ET and the pay-per-view portion begins at 10:00PM ET.
Use this entry to discuss, cast predictions, debate decisions or follow along with the evenings action.
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Benson Henderson def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision (49-46,48-47,49-46)
Ryan Bader def. Quinton “Rampage” Jacksonvia unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mark Hunt def. Cheick Kongo via TKO Round 1, 2:11
Jake Shields def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tim Boetsch def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) Round 3, 0:54
Hatsu Hioki def. Bart Palaszewski via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Pettis def. Joe Lauzon via KO (headkick) Round 1, 1:21
PRELIMINARY CARD: (FX)
Takanori Gomi def. Eiji Mitsuok via (TKO ref stoppage) Round 2, 2:21
Vaughan Lee def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via submission (armbar) Round 1, 4:29
Riki Fukuda def. Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27,30-27)
Chris Cariaso def. Takeya Mizugaki via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
Issei Tamura def. Tiequan Zhang via KO Round 2, 0:32