UFC 144 weigh-ins from Saitama
Facebook fight at 7:30 p.m.
Issei Tamura (6-2, 145) vs. Tiequan Zhang (18-2, 146)
FX at 8 p.m.
Chris Cariaso (12-3, 136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135)
Steve Cantwell (7-5, 185) vs. Riki Fukuda (17-5, 185)
Vaughan Lee (11-7-1, 135) vs. Kid Yamamoto (18-5, 1 no contest, 136)
Eiji Matsuoka (18-7-2, 154) vs. Takanori Gomi (32-8, 1 no contest, 155)
PPV at 10 p.m.
Joe Lauzon (20-6, 156) vs. Anthony Pettis (12-2, 155)
Bart Palaszewski (35-14, 146) vs. Hatsu Hioki (25-4-2, 145)
Tim Boetsch (14-4, 186) vs. Yushin Okami (27-6, 185)
Jake Shields (26-6-1, 170) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-4, 2 no contests, 169)
Shields looked like death making 170. Akiyama did not at all. This is the one where the less time for rehydration could make a difference.
Cheick Kongo (27-6-2, 229) vs. Mark Hunt (7-7, 264)
Ryan Bader (14-2, 205) vs. Rampage Jackson (32-9, 211)
Jackson has to give up 20% of his purse to Bader. Missing weight by six pounds could mean any one of a number of things. But Jackson looked soft.
Frankie Edgar (14-1-1, 154) vs. Benson Henderson (15-2, 154) for the UFC lightweight title
Henderson looks super skinny at 154.
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