By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The UFC made it's long awaited return to Japan tonight as the home of the former PRIDE organization played host to UFC 144.
Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson topped the card as Edgar attempted to defend the UFC Lightweight title. “Rampage” Jackson took on Ryan Bader in the co-main event while Jake Shields also returned to action after a rough 2011.
We have complete results below:
UFC 144 PPV Main Card
Lightweight Championship Bout
Ben Henderson def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision
Ryan Bader def. Quinton Jackson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jake Shields def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mark Hunt def. Cheick Kongo via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:11
Tim Boetsch def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:54
Hatsu Hioki def. Bart Palaszewski via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Pettis def. Joe Lauzon via knockout (kick and punches) – Round 1, 1:21
UFC 144 FX Prelims
Takanori Gomi def. Eiji Mitsuoka via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:21
Vaughan Lee def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:29
Riki Fukuda def. Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Chris Cariaso def. Takeya Mizugaki via decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 144 Facebook Prelim
Issei Tamura def. Tiequan Zhang via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 0:32
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