Event: UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Date: February 25, 2012
Time: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Location: Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
The UFC is finally returning to Japan, since UFC 29. After an eleven year absence, the UFC will re-emerge on the scene with UFC 144 on February 25th in the Saitama Super Arena. The main event will see Frankie Edgar (14-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) defend his UFC lightweight title against former WEC lightweight champ Ben Henderson (15-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC).
Edgar has looked nothing short of spectacular in each of his title bouts against BJ Penn and Gray Maynard, while Henderson has dominated his opposition in the process. Both competitors have established themselves as respective standouts in the 155-pound division and will now look to determine the best lightweight on the planet.
At Bookmaker Sportsbook WEC lightweight champ Ben Henderson, MMA Odds opened at a Even Money underdog when he faces off against UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. As, Edgar comes in as the favorite at -130, meaning you have to risk $130 to $100. Henderson, is Pick underdog at +100, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $100.
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In the co-main, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-9 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will look to return to the win column when he faces TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader(13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC). Bader hopes to continue the momentum of his Nov. 12 knockout victory against Jason Brilz. Jackson's most recent encounter was a Sept. 244 submission loss to 205-pound champion Jon "Bones" Jones. The winner will likely move themselves back into the upper echelon of the division, where they will remain a win or two away at a likely shot at the light heavyweight belt sometime in the near future.
The UFC betting lines for this match-up has remained fairly stagnant since opening. If anything, there’s been a slight push in favor of the challenger. Bet Rampage Jackson vs Ryan Bader MMA Line - UFC Odds are provided by BookMaker.eu
Due to the time difference, the pay-per-view main card airs live on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) in North America.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Champ Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson (for lightweight title)
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
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