UFC 144 “Edgar vs. Henderson” Results LIVE — Feb 25th from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Frankie Edgar defends his title against a though challenger in Ben Henderson. Also, Quinton Rampage Jackson returns to his second home as he takes on TUF standout Ryan Bader.
Pay-per-view: 10pm EST
FX: 8pm EST
Facebook: 7:30pm EST
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson Result: Ben Henderson defeats Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision. Henderson becomes the NEW UFC lightweight champion.
Quinton Rampage Jackson vs. Ryan Bader Result: Ryan Bader defeats Quinton Rampage Jackson via unanimous decision.
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt Result: Mark Hunt defeats Cheick Kongo via TKO (punches) at 2:11 of R1.
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields Result: Jake Shields defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami Result: Tim Boetsch defeats Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) at 0:54 of R3.
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski Result: Hatsu Hioki defeats Bart Palaszewski via unanimous decision. (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis Result: Anthony Pettis defeats Joe Lauzon via knockout (kick) at 1:21 of R1.
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX -Facebook)
Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka Result: Takanori Gomi defeats Eiji Mitsuoka via TKO (punches) at 2:21 of R2.
Vaughan Lee vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto Result: Vaughan Lee defeats Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:29 of R1.
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda Result: Riki Fukuda defeats Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision. (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Cariaso vs. Takeya Mizugaki Result: Chris Cariaso defeats Takeya Mizugaki via decision. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Issei Tamura vs. Tiequan Zhang Result: Issei Tamura defeats Tiequan Zhnag via knockout (punch) at 0:32 of R1.
Seven fights are scheduled on the main card which equates to a four hour PPV, compared to the typical three.
The UFC welcomes Azusa Nishigaki guest ring girl for UFC 144. The former Miss Japan finalist and Sengoku ring girl will help miss Arianny out with ring card duties tonight at UFC 144.
Fight of the Night: frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson ($65,000)