2/25 MMA News and Notes
Feb 25, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson full weigh-in results from Saitama, Japan MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view) Champ Frankie Edgar (154) vs. Ben Henderson (154) Ryan Bader (205) vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (211)* Cheick Kongo (229) vs. Mark Hunt (264) Yoshihiro Akiyama (169) vs. Jake Shields (170) Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Yushin Okami (185) Hatsu Hioki (145) and Bart Palaszewski (146) Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Anthony Pettis (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX) Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Eiji Mitsuoka (154) Vaughan Lee (135) vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (136) Steve Cantwell (185) vs. Riki Fukuda (185) Chris Cariaso (136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (135) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Issei Tamura (145) vs. Tiequan Zhang (146) * – Jackson missed weight and was fined 20 percent of his purse, but the bout will go on as planned
~ UFC/DREAM middleweight veteran Gerald “Hurricane” Harris won last night in Houston, Texas, defeating Eric Davila (20-12) via unanimous decision. The bout was the co-main event of Legacy Fighting Championship 10. Harris’ record now stands at 20-4. He’s 4-1 since he was released by the UFC in November 2010.
~ PRIDE FC legend Kazushi Sakuraba, who is one of UFC President Dana White’s “favorite fighters ever,” has a seat reserved at the Saitama Super Arena for UFC 144 in Japan as White’s honorary guest. All he has to do is show up. Sakuraba, 42, hasn’t fought since September 24, 2011.
~ The UFC 144 Post-Fight Show will air live on FUEL TV on Sunday at 2:00 am/ET. Jay Glazer & Rich Franklin will provide a detailed recap of the action from UFC 144 immediately following the conclusion of the event. A replay will air at 4:00 am/ET so set your DVR.
~ Former Ultimate Fighter winner Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (31-14) has signed a multi-fight contract with Nebraska’s Resurrection Fighting Alliance. Stevenson ison a 4 fight losing streak. The Nebraska based promotion will be hosting their second fight card on March 30.