By Wyatt Lester Posted February 15, 2012
Frankie Edgar has had a fast and interesting climb to the top of the lightweight division of the UFC. He has had great wins over top fighters such as BJ Penn and Gray Maynard. Edgar will meet Henderson in the main event at UFC 144, slated to take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
Edgar told Yahoo sports, “He’s young and hungry, so I know I‘ve got my hands full,” Edgar said. “He’s a good fighter, so I’m going to go in there and do everything I’ve got to do to win.”
Yoshihiro Akiyama and Jake Shields will also be on the fight card. Jake Shields is coming off a loss against a split decision to Georges St-Pierre. And Yoshihiro Akiyama is also coming off a loss to Vitor Belfort. This fight should be interesting because of the unique wrestling skills each fighter possesses, although Shields has had a more skilled background.
Quinton Jackson and Ryan Bader should be the fight to talk about. Bader has fought almost every premiere fighter and title winner in the past few years, even if he has lost, don’t underestimate him. He has a well-rounded fighting career and should put up a good fight. Rampage has been a fighter that everyone knows and Ryan Bader has showed not as much interest, but that doesn’t mean you should count him out.
So tune in and enjoy some good ‘ol beat downs.