By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The UFC will return to Japan this weekend for the first time in more than a decade as UFC 144 gets underway. Headlining the event (which features an unprecedented seven pay-per-view bouts) is a title collision pitting lightweight champ, Frankie Edgar against the surging top contender, Ben Henderson. The co-main event is comprised of a pair of dangerous light heavyweights: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader will wage war for a scheduled three rounds.
Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson: Frankie Edgar (14-1-1) has kept his grip on the lightweight title since snatching it from the waist of B.J. Penn at UFC 112 in April of 2010. During the elapsed time he