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With UFC 144 coming up on February 26th, UFC assembled the card’s top fighters for a press conference from Japan. For the first time since 2009, Frankie Edgar will fight someone other than BJ Penn or Gray Maynard when he defends his UFC Lightweight title against former WEC Lightweight champion Ben Henderson.
Also on the card, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson makes his return to Japan to face Ryan Bader, while Yoshihiro Akiyama takes on Jake Shields.
UFC Mobile has tickets on sale for UFC Japan right now. On Tuesday, Japanese fans will be able to purchase tickets through Japanese broadcasting company WOWOW and sports news daily Nikkan Sports. The general on sale date is December 10th. Tickets range from $75 to around $1,300.
UFC 144 Main Card (Live on Pay Per View)
Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Ben Henderson – UFC Lightweight title bout
Ryan Bader vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis
Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
Vaughan Lee vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto
Chris Cariaso vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos
Hatsu Hioki and Bart Palaszewski
Leonard Garcia vs. Tiequan Zhang
Tags: B.J Penn, Ben Henderson, Gray Maynard, Jake Shields, Mixed Martial Arts, quinton rampage jackson, rampage jackson, ryan bader, UFC 144, UFC Japan, Yoshihiro Akyiama