“UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” 12-Fight Bout Order Revealed

Written by Tom Ngo
January 2nd, 2012

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In anticipation of their first show in Japan since December of 2000, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has released the official bout order for “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson.”

The event takes place Sunday, February 26th inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama in order to accommodate a Saturday, February 25th 10PM ET/7PM PT start time in North America. The main card will be made available live via pay-per-view.

The show features a lightweight title tilt between champion Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson. Light heavyweights Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader will serve as the night’s co-main event.

UFC 29 was the organization’s last promotion in the orient. Tito Ortiz defended his title against Yuki Kondo in the card’s showcase matchup.

Here is UFC 144’s official 12-fight lineup:

Preliminary Bouts:

Tiequan Zhang vs. Leonard Garcia

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso

Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee

Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski

Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos

Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch

Main Bouts:

Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis

Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Ryan Bader

Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)

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