UFC 144 PPV Card Will Have Seven Fights Over Four Hour Timeslot

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On today's UFC 144 conference call, it was announced that the UFC 144 pay per view card, scheduled for February 26th in Japan and airing on February 25th in North America, will be four hours long and have seven main card fights. The usual card has five scheduled fights and has a three hour timeslot. This means that the the featherweight bout between Hatsu Hioki and Bart Palaszewski and the middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Yushin Okami now have main card status.

According to the Ryan Grab of the UFC, the PPV will start at the regular time (10 p.m ET/7 p.m PT) and will be the same price as a usual PPV. Four of the prelims will air on FX, with Zhang/Tamura being shown on Facebook. Here is how the card looks as of now:

Main Card:

Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson
Ryan Bader vs. Quinton Jackson
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis

Preliminary Card

Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Vaughan Lee vs. Norifumi Yamamoto
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
Chris Cariaso vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Issei Tamura vs. Tiequan Zhang

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