Although Japanese mixed martial arts is going through a bit of a rough patch, the promotions in the Orient typically produce more aesthetically appealing event posters than those generated in North America.
With the UFC set to make their highly-anticipated return to Japan on February 26th, the Octagon’s graphics department decided to step their game up and create an artsy masterpiece of a billboard for UFC 144.
The show features a lightweight title tilt between champion Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson. Light heavyweights Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader will serve as the night’s co-main event.
The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama hosts the festivities.
The pay-per-view broadcast airs live in the US at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here is the card’s complete roster:
Tiequan Zhang vs. Leonard Garcia
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos
Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis
Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)