With no athletic commission in Japan the UFC handles the medical suspensions for last weekend’s UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson, from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Today the UFC released its medical suspensions in accordance with the standards set by Nevada Athletic Commission.
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Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis is arguably more famous for his Jackie Chan, Matrix style kick to the head of Benson Henderson, than he is for winning the WEC belt from ‘Bendo’ at the final WEC event before the UFC fully integrated the organization. When Pettis made his UFC debut, talks of him being the number one guy, alongside Jim Miller, were the dominant discussions in regards to the UFC lightweight division.
Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader said that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson would not pull off one of his famous slams against him at UFC 144. He also stated that he’d defeat Jackson in front of the Japanese fans that adore the former PRIDE star. Well Bader was only half right on his predictions, lucky for him though he got the most important one right.
The UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson fight card was one of the best cards of the year thus far and featured many memorable moments. With all the great fights the UFC brass had some tough decisions to make tonight regarding the “Fight Night” bonuses.
The days might be numbered for the former WEC light heavyweight Steve Cantwell inside the Octagon after another unanimous decision loss. Cantwell faced Riki Fukuda on the preliminary card of tonight’s UFC 144: Japan and walked out of the Octagon with his fifth consecutive decision loss.
The UFC returns to the land of the rising sun this weekend with a card that has a little bit of everything for those in attendance as well as the viewers watching on TV. Headlined by a lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson, UFC 144 also has former Pride stars and several of the promotions top Japanese fighters.