The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan this Saturday, February 25. The main event on the card, UFC 144, will feature a main event bout that will see Frankie Edgar defend his UFC Lightweight title against former WEC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson. The co-main event will feature a Light Heavyweight scrap between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader.

Also appearing on the card will be Yoshihiro Akiyama, who makes his Welterweight debut in a bout with former Strikeforce Champion Jake Shields.

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Full UFC 144 Fight Card: (Via

Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Frankie Edgar (14-1-1) vs. Benson Henderson (15-2)
Quinton Jackson (32-9) vs. Ryan Bader (13-2)
-Mark Hunt (7-7) vs. Cheick Kongo (17-6-2)
Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-4) vs. Jake Shields (26-6-1)
Yushin Okami (26-6) vs. Tim Boetsch (14-4)
Hatsu Hioki (25-4-2) vs. Bart Palaszewski (36-14)
Anthony Pettis (14-2) vs. Joe Lauzon (21-6)

Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
Takanori Gomi (32-8) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (18-7-2)
-Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-5) vs. Vaughan Lee (11-7-1)
-Riki Fukuda (17-5) vs. Steve Cantwell (7-5)
-Takeya Mizugaki (15-6-2) vs. Chris Cariaso (12-3)

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Preliminary Bout (on Facebook):
-Tiequan Zhang (15-2) vs. Issei Tamura (6-2)

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