While conversations are still raging in regards to last weekend’s lineup at UFC 143, the UFC’s production team has turned its attention towards the next major event. Set for February 26 in Saitama, UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson marks the organization’s return to Japan after an extended absence from the Far East and boasts a card ripe with talent from top to bottom.
The show is headlined by lightweight champion Frankie Edgar putting his gold up for grabs against 15-2 former WEC title-holder Ben Henderson with scheduled scraps including Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields, and Ryan Bader vs. Quinton Jackson.
The UFC released a preview for UFC 144 over the weekend where Edgar’s accomplishments in the Octagon are listed while Henderson is presented as the man who “plans to change everything”.
Check out the clip below: