UFC 144 results: Frankie Edgar vs Ben Henderson event photos gallery from Japan

Ben Henderson greets his family and friends at UFC 144 on Feb. 25, 2012 in Saitama, Japan. Photo by Esther Lin via MMAFighting.com.

UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" took place this past Sat., Feb. 25, 2012, from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, featuring Ben Henderson winning a hard fought unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar after five rounds and 25 grueling minutes of action.

His reward was the UFC lightweight championship title.

Ryan Bader earned what easily qualifies as the biggest victory of his career by besting Quinton Jackson on the judges scorecards after three rounds of light heavyweight battle. "Rampage" was injured coming in and claimed he re-injured himself during the bout but let's let "Darth" have his moment in the sun.

Other action on the card saw Jake Shields outstrike Yoshihiro Akiyama, Tim Boetsch score a crazy comeback knockout win over Yushin Okami, Mark Hunt do Cheick Kongo dirty, and Anthony Pettis send Joe Lauzon off to La La Land for a short nap.

A photo gallery (via MMAFighting.com) is available for your viewing pleasure after the jump. For complete results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here and here.

Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson


Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader


Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt


Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama


Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch


Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski


Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon


Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee


Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka


Riki Fukuda vs. Steve Cantwell


Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso


Issei Tamura vs. Zhang Tiequan


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