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UFC 144 Results

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Benson Henderson def Frankie Edgar (c) unanimous decision (49–46, 48–47, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Catchweight (211 lb) Ryan Bader def Quinton Jackson unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Mark Hunt def Cheick Kongo TKO (punches) 1 2:11
Welterweight Jake Shields def Yoshihiro Akiyama unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Tim Boetsch def Yushin Okami TKO (punches) 3 0:54
Featherweight Hatsu Hioki def Bart Palaszewski unanimous decision (29-28, 29–28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Anthony Pettis def Joe Lauzon KO (head kick & punches) 1 1:21
FX
Lightweight Takanori Gomi def Eiji Mitsuoka TKO (punches) 2 2:21
Bantamweight Vaughan Lee def Norifumi Yamamoto submission (armbar) 1 4:29
Middleweight Riki Fukuda def Steve Cantwell unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Chris Cariaso def Takeya Mizugaki unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
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Featherweight Issei Tamura def Tiequan Zhang KO (punch) 2 0:32 [b]
  1. ^ For the Lightweight Championship.
  2. ^ This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Edgar vs. Henderson fight.

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New UFC champion crowned as Henderson ends Edgar's reign in Japan

source:http://www.mmafighting.com

Feb 26, 2012 - The UFC has a new lightweight champion. Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision in the main event at UFC 144, taking the lightweight belt.

It was a tremendous performance by Henderson, who came in with a great game plan heavy on kicks to the body and executed that game plan well. Henderson showed he was bigger and stronger than Edgar and showed that he had more than enough gas to last 25 minutes with the champion.

Two judges scored it 49-46 and one scored it 48-47. And now the UFC belt is around Henderson's waist.

Things got interesting early as Edgar caught a Henderson kick and held him by one foot in a takedown attempt, only to have Henderson throw a head kick with his other foot. Henderson kept throwing kicks throughout the first round, and Edgar threw a few as well. Edgar also moved in and out with punches, but a Henderson punch gave Edgar a black eye. Edgar got the better of the brief grappling exchanges, but Henderson got the better of the striking.

More fast-paced striking exchanges ensued in the second round, with Edgar catching more Henderson kicks and Edgar also taking Henderson down a couple of times. Edgar's takedown late in the second round appeared to have Henderson in trouble, but Henderson completely changed things with an upkick to Edgar's nose, followed by a choke attempt. Henderson probably took the round because of what he did in the final seconds.

Henderson continued hurting Edgar with strikes in the third round, but Edgar wouldn't quit and kept on attacking, and he took Henderson down at the end of the round. Henderson probably won the third round, but it was close.

Midway through the fourth round Henderson had Edgar in his guard and attempted a guillotine choke, and although he wasn't able to finish it, Henderson controlled the fourth and appeared to be taking control of the fight.

In the fifth round Henderson hammered away at the bloodied and bruised face of Edgar, and although Edgar wouldn't quit, it was clear in the end who had won: Henderson fought like a champion.

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UFC 144: Edgar vs Henderson Weigh-In

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Vadim Finkelstein about the rebranding of the M-1 to MMA-1

Vadim Finkelstein said in an interview in detail about why there was a rebranding of the company M-1 MMA-1 Hello, Vadim. At the last February 16 press conference, it was announced about a new brand of MMA-1.   Tell us what is involved in the transition to a brand of MMA-1 from M-1?  This transition is very important. Our sport is now becoming very popular and we are approaching the stage where the world should be one name. Whether it's Brazil, China, America, Europe, everyone knows the name of the MMA - Mixed Martial Arts (trans. mixed martial arts). M-1 gets its name from Mixfight-1. No country in this kind of martial arts do not call mixfight.  We decided to use a more accurate statement.  Why in the name used is the number 1? We just can not use the MMA as a brand will not be able to protect the clock as it is commonly accepted throughout the world the name of our sport. MMA-1, we can register and protect our brand.We need to identify our brand of MMA in the title used by many, adding a different word.  We chose one, because we were the first in Russia began to develop a mixed martial arts. Will there be any change in strategy, concept, corporate colors in connection with a change in name? our team remains the same, we will work in the same direction: to develop and promote Mixed Martial Arts. Perhaps there will be some changes. We have taken the first step, renamed the MMA-1. We want to have fans of our sport there was no confusion. Now as soon as the call is not MMA, you can hear the MMA, pankration, frifight, MMA.  But all these incorrect name. We plan to soon reregister and he will be called MMA-1. All of our rebranding is designed for the viewer to form an understanding that it is a our sport. Why tournament in St. Petersburg will be held under the auspices of the MMA- 1? From this, we decided in 2012 to specify the name of our sport. Tournament on March 16 in St. Petersburg - the first tournament that we are organizing this year. In addition, our first tournament held in St. Petersburg and the city is rightly called the capital of the mixed martial arts.

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UFC 144

Official fight card
Preliminary card (Facebook)   Preliminary card (FX)   Main card

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UFC 144 Press Conference: Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson go face-to-face

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DAN HARDY RETURNS AT UFC 146, FACES DUANE LUDWIG

FEBRUARY 22ND 2012 Dan Hardy will make his return to the Octagon in May. The British welterweight will face Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig at the Las Vegas, Nevada event. The match was confirmed to Fighters Only today. He will ride a four-fight losing streak into the match and his UFC career will surely be over, at least for now, if he takes another loss. Hardy has been absent from the Octagon since August last year when he suffered a submission loss to Chris Lytle in a bout that was deemed to be Fight of the Night. The losing run dates back to his unsuccessful attempt to take the belt from Georges St. Pierre at UFC 111 in March 2010. Prior to that Hardy was 4-0 in the UFC and on a seven-fight win streak altogether. His remaining on the UFC roster is thought to be because company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is a fan of his. Ludwig is coming off a first-round submission loss to Josh Neer in January and is 2-2 in his last four outings, 2-3 in his last five. All of his last five fights have been under the UFC banner. UFC 146 will be headlined by heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos defending the title against top contender Alistair Overeem, who debuted for the UFC in December with a dominant first-round TKO of Brock Lesnar.

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ALDO: ANDERSON HAS TO HUMILIATE SONNEN

FEBRUARY 22ND 2012 Approaching a long-awaited revenge match against Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen is likely to get another chance to prove he can fight as well as he provokes. Despite the American thinking he is the real middleweight champion, featherweight champion Jose Aldo doubts his countryman Anderson will lose his belt if the rematch confrontation happens in Brazil this June, as is expected. For the featherweight champion, Silva has to go full force at his antagonist Sonnen. “The chance for Sonnen to win is zero. If I were Anderson I would look to humiliate him so much here in Brazil, make him never think of stepping into the ring anymore,” he told Sportv.com. Aldo also said the Brazilian fans should not pay attention to Sonnen’s various utterances about them and their country. He also ridiculed Sonnen’s recent affiliation with the Palmeiras soccer team, which counts itself a bitter rival of the Corinthians team which sponsors Anderson. “He doesn't even know what is the team. He doesn't know anything about Palmeiras history. No Brazilian can give any moral credence to him. I doubt Palmeiras will do it,” said the featherweight Scarface, who also claimed that if it was necessary, he would face Sonnen himself. “I face him of course. I will fight anyone - except other Brazilians, and very tall guys,” he laughed.

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NOGUEIRA: JUDGES BIASED AGAINST BRAZILIANS

FEBRUARY 23RD 2012 Rodrigo Nogueira thinks his fellow Brazilians face an uphill battle when fighting in the US. The former Pride FC champion told Brazilian news portal OGlobo that the decision in close fights always, in his opinion, goes against the Brazilians. “Americans have a rivalry with Brazilians, that is obvious. And why is that? It’s because the UFC has three hundred fighters under contract, and from those three hundred fighters we are fifty. The Brazilians are fifty, and we have more belts than they do. “So from three hundred we are fifty, and with those fifty we get there and take care of business. They win (more) because they have more (people), they have a bigger infrastructure inside their gyms, they have support for the sport since they’re kids. But the sport is growing in Brazil and I believe that... “They look at us with (malicious) eyes, let’s say it like that. If you’re going to fight an American in the US you have to win the fight with emphasis because otherwise… You can’t win it by a thin margin.”

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Cesar Gracie Says Nick Diaz Clearly Beat Carlos Condit At UFC 143, Disgusted With Judges

“No I don’t obviously [think Condit won], he clearly won that fight. I’ve been there when Nicks lost fights and have told him you kind of let that one go… But this fight it was very clear. I was kind of shocked when I was in the cage, we were pretty much all in disbelief especially when the judges scores where read… If you repeat that first round five times you’re still gonna lose because every judge had Nick losing that first round, so there was nothing we could have done… In my opinion I don’t think the judges like Nick. He talks in the ring, Carlos was running in the ring and at one point Nick slapped him and told him to stop running. Nick thought it was going to be a dog fight… I don’t know what the judges where looking at. They don’t like Nick in Vegas, they never award him a decision there except the BJ fight and we almost had to kill BJ to get that. I don’t think we can get a fair fight, I don’t think we can get fair judging in that state at all… I don’t know how they scored it that way I truly don’t. … If Nick would have been knocked out by Carlos I would have felt better about it than I do right now” Cesar Gracie just moments ago went on MMAFighting.com’s “The MMA Hour” to discuss his disgust for last weekend’s UFC 143 main event between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. The MMA world is still torn in half in regards to who actually won the fight but in the end, the judges, not the fans, coaches or fighters make the final call.

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