All the major players participating in Saturday’s “UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” extravaganza will be hitting the podium tonight at the Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo, Japan.
Stream the pre-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 11PM ET/8PM PT.
(UPDATED 2/22/12 at 8:12 PM PT):
Sorry, the UFC just announced they are having difficulties with their live stream. They will offer a recap later on.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured), Frankie Edgar, Benson Henderson, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Ryan Bader, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jake Shields are expected to attend the presser.
Edgar defends his lightweight throne against Henderson in Saturday night’s featured attraction.
Saitama Super Arena in Saitama hosts the festivities.
Please click the media player below to watch the press conference:
Here are the athletes slated to perform this weekend:
(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)