All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” event tipped the scales Saturday inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
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Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (Pictured) defends his throne against Benson Henderson in the show’s featured attraction. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returns to the Orient for the first time in six years to meet Ryan Bader in the night’s co-main event.
The card takes place Sunday, February 26th in Japan in order to accommodate a live Saturday, February 25th 10PM ET/7PM PT pay-per-view start time in North America.
Octagon Girl Alert:
Just in case you were wondering who the smokin’ hot guest ring girl is, her name is Azusa Nishigaki. UFC president Dana White just tweeted this picture of her.
Here are the official results from today’s weigh-ins:
(Facebook 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT)
Tiequan Zhang (146) vs. Issei Tamura (145)
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Takeya Mizugaki (135) vs. Chris Cariaso (136)
Steve Cantwell (185) vs. Riki Fukuda (185)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (136) vs. Vaughan Lee (135)
Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (154)
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Anthony Pettis (155)
Hatsu Hioki (145) vs. Bart Palaszewski (146)
Yushin Okami (185) vs. Tim Boetsch (186)
Jake Shields (170) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (169)
Cheick Kongo (229) vs. Mark Hunt (264)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (211)*
Benson Henderson (154) vs. Frankie Edgar (154 – UFC Lightweight Champion)
* – Bader will pocket 20% of Rampage’s ‘show purse’ because Jackson was 5 pounds over the weight limit. Rampage admitted to having issues in his training camp. Let’s see how that affects him tomorrow night.