UFC will be heading to Japan this February, and it will be headlined by a lightweight title bout between Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson. Check out this awesome looking Japanese edition of their poster for the event, which also features main card fighters, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jake Shields, Quinton Jackson, and Ryan Bader.
It is interesting to note that the UFC took the non-spectacle or freakshow approach as they built up the fight card, and Wanderlei Silva won't be on it as well. That being said, it's still a very good card that includes 7 Japanese fighters, along with a few PRIDE veterans. Check it out after the jump.
HT: MMA Nouvelles
UFC 144: Japan
Sunday, February 26, 2012, 10am
Saitama Super Arena, Japan
Full fight card:
Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson [UFC Lightweight Championship]
Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon
Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Norifumi Yamamoto vs.
Riki Fukuda vs. Steve Cantwell
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
vs. Zhang Tiequan