66 Search Results for ufc 144 coverage

Nov 29, 2011 6:38 am

UFC NEWS – Frankie Edgar Excited To Fight Benson Henderson

“He’s been on a tear since he came over from the WEC. He’s beat all the top contenders, so he’s more deserving of a title shot. He’s real exciting. He’s young and hungry, so I know I‘ve got my hands full. I know it will be a good one [fight]. He’s a good fighter, so...

Nov 28, 2011 8:46 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 144 Staredown Pics From Today's Pre-Fight Press Conference

“UFC 144: Japan” 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...

Nov 28, 2011 8:16 am

UFC NEWS – George Sotiropoulos Returns Against Takanori Gomi In Japan

A lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC 144 event set to take place in Japan between top lightweight, George Sotiropoulos and Japanese MMA legend Takanori Gomi. UFC officials announced the addition to the card during today’s pre-fight press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Ballroom in Tokyo, Japan. “UFC 144: Japan” is set to...

Nov 28, 2011 8:03 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 144 Tickets On Sale Today

Presale tickets go on sale today following this morning’s UFC 144 pre-fight press conference in Tokyo Japan. Event officials announced today from the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Ballroom in Tokyo, Japan that today interested buyers can access tickets through UFC Mobile and tomorrow event partners WOWOW and Nikan Sports will have tickets available for purchase. Outside of...

Nov 25, 2011 8:50 am

UFC NEWS – Rampage Gets His Wish, Will Face Ryan Bader In Japan

It was just three days ago we reported here on BJPENN.COM that former UFC light-heavyweight champion; Rampage Jackson was upset at his exclusion from the UFC’s first trip to Japan. “It don’t look like I’m fighting in Japan, which I’m not happy about at all,” Jackson Tweeted. “I think it’s a big mistake by the...

Nov 23, 2011 2:42 pm

UFC NEWS – Steve Cantwell Returns Against Riki Fukuda at UFC 144

The ever growing UFC 144 card just got one middleweight fight deeper as Japanese born Riki Fukuda is set to face off with former WEC champion Steve Cantwell. “UFC 144: Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama,...

Nov 21, 2011 3:39 pm

UFC NEWS – Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso In The Works For UFC 144

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to compete on his home soil when Takeya Mizugaki steps inside the cage with Chris Cariaso on the stacked with Japanese talent card that will be UFC 144. “UFC 144: Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 21, 2011 8:43 am

UFC NEWS – Kongo vs. Hunt Rumored To Be In The Works For UFC 144 In Japan

Last week Cheick Kongo was rumored to have been offered a bout with Roy Nelson. However once Roy Nelson confirmed the bout himself via twitter the UFC quickly shot the possibility down and said they had other plans for Kongo. Now, the rumor floating around is that Kongo will now face fellow striker Mark Hunt...

Nov 21, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Hioki vs. Palaszewski Booked For UFC 144 In Japan

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to fight on his home soil in February and it is none other than featherweight, Hatsu Hioki. Sources close to the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon that Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski is in the works for the UFC’s first ever show in the land of the rising sun....

Nov 18, 2011 3:00 am

UFC NEWS – Shields vs. Akiyama Confirmed For Co-Main Event At UFC 144 In Japan

We reported earlier in the week that Jake Shields would be welcoming Yoshihiro Akiyama to the welterweight division in Japan, however at the time of our initial report, we did not know the bouts placement on the card. Late last night, BJPENN.COM received an email from the Shields camp with confirmation that Shields vs. Akiyama...