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“Countdown To UFC 144″ Airs Tonight On Fuel TV

In promotion of this Saturday night’s UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson event, the UFC will air “Countdown to UFC 144″ tonight on Fuel TV. The hour-long show will air beginning at 9p.m. ET/6p.m. PT on Fuel ahead of a new episode of UFC Tonight.

UFC 144 will take place on February 25 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, marking the promotion’s first trip back to the struggling country since 2000, when they put on UFC 29 at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

For UFC 144, the promotion is putting on a lightweight title fight between champ Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson, with former Pride FC superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson taking on Ryan Bader in the night’s co-main event.

FightLine will have live, ongoing coverage of the event this Saturday, as usual.

The full UFC 144 lineup is below:

Preliminary Card (Facebook)

-Tiequan Zhang vs. Issei Tamura

Preliminary Card (FX)

-Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
-Riki Fukuda vs. Steve Cantwell
-Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
-Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka

Main Card

-Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon
-Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palazsewski
-Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
-Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
-Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo
-Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Ryan Bader

Main Event

-Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson