“UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” takes place Sunday morning inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to air live Saturday evening in North America at approximately 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
The UFC’s Facebook page will kick off the festivities by streaming the featherweight scrap between Tiequan Zhang and Issei Tamura.
FX will then broadcast four preliminary bouts live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Unfortunately the freebie fights end there, as fans will have to pay for the goods when the pay-per-view begins at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
The show will feature a lightweight title tilt between champion Frankie Edgar (Pictured) and Benson Henderson. Light heavyweights Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader co-headline the event.
Here is the roster for tonight’s extravaganza:
(Facebook 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT)
Tiequan Zhang vs. Issei Tamura
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)