Coverage of the UFC 144 event held at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan in February 2012. Top of the bill was the Lightweight Championship bout between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson. Elsewhere, Quinton Jackson took on Ryan Bader and Japan’s Hatsu Hioki challenged Poland’s Bart Palaszewski.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan for the first time in twelve years for UFC 144! In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Frankie The Answer Edgar, fresh from his stirring knockout of Gray Maynard, defends his title for the fourth time against former WEC champion Benson Smooth Henderson, who is coming off a big win against Clay Guida.Also, Former PRIDE standout Quinton Rampage Jackson returns to the site of some of his greatest victories when he takes on Ryan Bader. Plus, Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama makes his welterweight debut against submission specialist Jake Shields.