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.