UFC officials have finalized their fight card for the promotions return trip to Japan in February.
A 24-main lineup will be featured in the land of the rising sun making up 12 official bouts.
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.
No plans have been announced to release the preliminary card to a television audience; however, they bouts are expected to air on either FUEL TV or FX.
The full UFC 144 lineup includes:
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Champ Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson (for lightweight title)
Ryan Bader vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis
Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
Vaughan Lee vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto
Chris Cariaso vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos