With tonight’s UFC 144 fast approaching, almost all the fighters made weight for their respective bouts. That is, save for former UFC Light Heavyweight title holder Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Jackson is scheduled to fight Ryan Bader in the co-main event of the evening and had to forgo 20% of his fight purse in a revised agreement with his opponent, who came in right at 205. Jackson came in at 211.
Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson, both fighters in the UFC Lightweight title main event, weighed in at 154 lbs.
UFC 144 marks UFC’s first trip back to Japan since their acquisition by Zuffa in December 2000. The PPV takes place from the Saitama Super Arena just north of Tokyo.
The complete weigh-in results are below:
Main Card (Pay-Per-View)
Frankie Edgar (154) vs. Ben Henderson (154)
Quinton Jackson (211) vs. Ryan Bader (205)
Cheick Kongo (229) vs. Mark Hunt (263)
Yoshihiro Akiyama (169) vs. Jake Shields (170)
Yushin Okami (185) vs. Tim Boetsch (186)
Hatsu Hioki (145) vs. Bart Palaszewski (146)
Anthony Pettis (155) vs. Joe Lauzon (156)
Preliminary Card (FX)
Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (154)
Norifumi Yamamoto (136) vs. Vaughan Lee (135)
Riki Fukuda (185) vs. Steve Cantwell (185)
Takeya Mizugaki (135) vs. Chris Cariaso (136)
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Zhang Tiequan (146) vs. Issei Tamura (145)
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