In anticipation of their long-awaited return to the Orient, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has released an extended video preview for “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson.”
The show takes place Sunday, February 26th inside Saitama Super Arena in Japan in order to accommodate a Saturday, February 25th 10PM ET/7PM PT start time in North America. The main card airs live on pay-per-view.
FX will broadcast a handful of prelims beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
The event features a lightweight title tilt between champion Frankie Edgar (Pictured) and Benson Henderson. Light heavyweights Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader will serve as the night’s co-main event.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here is the card’s official roster:
Tiequan Zhang vs. Nam Phan
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
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)