UFC 144

February 9, 2012

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Date: February 26, 2012
(Airs on Feb. 25 in the U.S. due to time difference)
Venue: Saitama Super Arena
Location: Saitama, Japan


Fighter Awards & Bonuses ($65,000 each)
– Knockout of the Night: Anthony Pettis
– Submission of the Night: Vaughan Lee
– Fight of The Night: Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson




UFC 144 Play-by-Play



Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Benson Henderson def. Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 49-46)
-Ryan Bader def. Quinton Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Mark Hunt def. Cheick Kongo by TKO at 2:11. R1
-Jake Shields def. Yoshihiro Akiyama by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Tim Boetsch def. Yushin Okami by TKO at :54, R3
-Hatsu Hioki def. Bart Palaszewski by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Anthony Pettis def. Joe Lauzon by KO at 1:21, R1

Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Takanori Gomi def. Eiji Mitsuoka by TKO at 2:21, R2
-Vaughan Lee def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto by submission (arm bar) at 4:29, R1
-Riki Fukuda def. Steve Cantwell by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Chris Cariaso def. Takeya Mizugaki by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Bout (on Facebook):
-Issei Tamura def. Tiequan Zhang by KO at :32, R2


UFC Japan (UFC 144) Start Times (on Feb. 25 in U.S.):
Prelims on Facebook: 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT (Live)
Prelims on FX: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (Live)
Main Card on PPV: 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT (Live)