For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Edgar vs. Henderson" event, going down at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
UFC 144 will feature a lightweight championship bout pitting titleholder Frankie Edgar in his first defense of his belt against someone not named B.J. Penn or Gray Maynard when he takes on Ben Henderson.
In the co-main event, a bloated and apparently injured Quinton Jackson will square off against a fresh and raring to go Ryan Bader.
It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.
But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.
In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.
In we go:
UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson"
Fight card and line up
Results and live fight coverage
UFC 144 predictions and previews:
Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass
"Prelims" preview and predictions part one
"Prelims" preview and predictions part two
Fight preview: Antony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon
Fight preview: Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Fight preview: Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Fight preview: Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo
Fight preview: Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Fight preview: Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Fight preview: Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson
UFC 144 press conferences:
Pre-fight press conference
Press conference video
Press conference staredown pics
Press conference photos gallery
UFC 144 weigh-ins:
Weigh-in staredown pics
Weigh-in photos gallery
Rampage Jackson misses weight for Ryan Bader fight, forfeits 20-percent of purse
UFC 144 news:
Special cartoon poster
Special Godzilla Rampage poster
Open media workout photos gallery
Latest odds and betting guide
Complete statistical analysis of Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson
Exclusive interview with Chris Cariaso
UFC 144 pay-per-view main card to feature seven fights
UFC 144 editorials:
Ghosts of Saitama: Legends rise and fall while heavyweight titans collide at Final Conflict 2005
Ghosts of Saitama: ROMANEX, Hero's and DREAM all make their debut
Ghosts of Saitama: The Japanese New Year's Eve war starts with three blockbuster shows
Ghosts of Saitama: After nearly a decade, the traditional New Year's Eve MMA event in Japan comes to an end in 2011
Ghosts of Saitama: Pride FC wastes no time making its debut
Ghosts of Saitama: In 2004, the world's greatest heavyweights descended on Saitama Super Arena
History in the Making: Ben Henderson and Clay Guida prove they should have ushered the UFC onto network TV
History in the Making: Rampage Jackson makes his Pride debut against Kazushi Sakuraba
Ultimate Submissions: Jake Shields brings American jiu-jitsu to Japan
Dana White says UFC will likely return to Japan but not with a Pride show
Ben Henderson plans on cornering, cutting off the cage and getting his hands on Frankie Edgar
Ben Henderson ready to beat Frankie Edgar ... then Anderson Silva's win record
Rampage Jackson will fight you for two dollars worth of 7-Eleven fried chicken
Rampage Jackson: I'll powerbomb Ryan Bader if he's dumb enough to let me
Michael Bisping says Ryan Bader will be a good win for Rampage Jackson
Ryan Bader is confident and comfortable, plans to upset Rampage Jackson's return to Japan
Jake Shields looking to bounce back in 2012, hoping to meet Carlos Condit again
Jake Shields is ready to destroy Yoshihiro Akiyama
Mark Hunt is a better striker than Cheick Kongo
Anthony Pettis looking to unleash something new on Joe Lauzon in Japan
Melvin Guillard is praying Joe Lauzon loses to Anthony Pettis
UFC 144 videos:
Dana White video blog episode one
Dana White video blog episode two
Countdown to UFC 144
Japanese anime UFC 144 trailer
UFC 144 live from Japan
Extended video preview
Will Ferrell assists Bruce Buffer with UFC 144 fighter introductions
Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson fight simulation
Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader fight simulation
Frankie Edgar: Ben Henderson is a tough guy but there's a reason I'm champion
Frankie Edgar fight will be a career defining moment for Ben Henderson
Rampage Jackson takes Tokyo and talks MMA career
Rampage Jackson training video featuring "giant sets" and PVC pipes
Rampage Jackson is a street fighter, not a martial artist
Ryan Bader isn't just going to trade punches with Rampage Jackson
Joe Lauzon video blog episode one
Joe Lauzon video blog episode two
Joe Lauzon video blog episode three
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The seeming lack of hype for what looks to be a stacked card? "Rampage" looking down and out and failing to make weight? Something else?
Sound off, Maniacs.