With “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” set to jump off in just five days, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion released a Godzilla-themed commercial to hype the pay-per-view broadcast.
It wasn’t us, but the first YouTube comment posted reads, “Why is Tito flying over Japan?”
December of 2000 was the last time the UFC hosted a show in Japan. Saturday’s event takes place inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama. A lightweight title affair between champ Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson headlines the festivities.
Ortiz will not be in attendance.
Please click the media player below to watch the commercial:
Here is Saturday’s official roster:
(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)