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UFC NEWS – Bout Order Set For “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson”


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

PRELIMINARY CARD:

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

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28 Comments to UFC NEWS – Bout Order Set For “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson”

  1. Casey Gapol says:

    So if frankie edgar or ben henderson get hurt, your telling me that bader v rampage is the headliner? damn

  2. BobbyLemons says:

    I think thats an awesome card.

  3. Jason says:

    gomi vs sots should be on the main card… akiyama vs shields is gonna be boooooooooring. switch those 2 and its a solid card

  4. John Stamotopoulos says:

    Haha if frankie or ben get hurt make lauzon vs pettis the main event, that fight is gunna be awesome! and war George Sotiropoulos! us greeks have to stand together!

  5. Henderson for the muthrfkn win! How did the # 3 mw get a prelim spot fkn bullshitz!

  6. scoota says:

    Funny to think sots schooled lauzon, yet now lauzon is main event and sots is prelim

  7. Mike McMack says:

    Hope Bendo can pull this one off, but Frankie is good at that hit and run style. If Frankie loses he might move down to fight at 145 which is where Frankie belongs. But why move up or down in weight when your the man at 155. There are enough challengers at 155 to keep any champ busy for the next decade.

  8. The natural says:

    I would love too hear who’s inn contention for a title shot after this fight it will have too be Melendez there’s really nobody left maybe a couple mor wins by diaz but who else everybody else just lost were the hell has been sean sherk and who’s Maynard fighting next. If Edgar retains title and they don’t bring Melendez over who does he fight in 2012

  9. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I really would rather this fight go to PPV than Fuel. I have to get my Rampage fix and might I add that even the prelim card is really good. I predict many good fights on the night of this card!

    IF THIS CARD GOES TO FUEL WE SHOULD ALL SIGN A PETITION TO BRING IT TO ANOTHER NETWORK.

  10. Long-Strong says:

    i have a feeling that if Jose Aldo beats Chad Mendes and Frankie beats Ben, we might see the 2nd champion vs champion fight…

  11. Jmad says:

    a little off topic. I’ve been saying this for awhile. Nate Diaz could beat Frankie Edgar. That is all.

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