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‘Countdown to UFC 144′ Debuts Tonight on FUEL TV

Written by Tom Ngo
February 21st, 2012
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UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” takes place this Saturday and features a lightweight title tilt between champion Frankie Edgar (Pictured) and Benson Henderson. To help hype the 155-pound scrap, FUEL TV will premiere “Countdown to UFC 144” tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

The hour-long documentary focuses on Edgar and Henderson as they prepare for battle. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader, the card’s co-main event, will also provide behind-the-scenes footage as they get ready for their light heavyweight shootout.

Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan hosts Saturday’s festivities. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here is UFC 144’s official lineup:

Preliminary Card:

(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

Main Card:

(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)

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