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UFC 144 results recap: Frankie Edgar vs Ben Henderson event wrap up from Japan

Photo of Ben Henderson punching Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 by Esther Lin via
Photo of Ben Henderson punching Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 by Esther Lin via

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to pay-per-view this past Saturday night (Feb. 25, 2012) with UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson," featuring the star making turn of Ben Henderson, who outlasted the tough as nails Frankie Edgar to win the lightweight championship after five rounds of action.

No controversy here, folks.

Quinton Jackson failed to give his Japanese fans much of a show (save for a sweet slam), as a bum knee and even worse attitude hampered his performance against Ryan Bader, leading to a unanimous decision loss.

And what's there to say about Anthony Pettis and his knockout of Joe Lauzon? Or Mark Hunt and his destruction of Cheick Kongo?

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 borne from Saturday night's event in Japan.

In we go.

UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson"

Results and live fight coverage

Recap and morning after discussion

Post-fight press conference video

Bonuses and awards

Event photos gallery

Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson fight metric report

"Prelims" results and recap

Fight recap: Anthony Pettis head kick knocks out Joe Lauzon

Fight recap: Hatsu Hioki dominates Bart Palaszewski

Fight recap: Tim Boetsch scores awesome comeback knockout win over Yushin Okami

Fight recap: Jake Shields takes decision win over Yoshihiro Akiyama

Fight recap: Mark Hunt knocks out Cheick Kongo

Fight recap: Ryan Bader upsets Rampage Jackson

Fight recap: Ben Henderson wins lightweight championship in close decision over Frankie Edgar

Fight review and analysis: Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon

Fight review and analysis: Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski

Fight review and analysis: Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch

Fight review and analysis: Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Fight review and analysis: Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt

Fight review and analysis: Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader

Fight review and analysis: Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson

UFC 144 post-fight fallout

Big winners and lowly losers

Event report card

What's next for Ben Henderson and Ryan Bader?

WEC steals the show that hoped to invoke memories of PRIDE

Zuffa makes successful return to Japan but its native stars fell at UFC 144

Frankie Edgar's title reign set the bar high in the post-B.J. Penn era

Dana White thinks Frankie Edgar beat Ben Henderson

Ben Henderson wins the lightweight title and celebrates with his mom

Ben Henderson doesn't think Anthony Pettis is next in line for a title shot

Anthony Pettis deserves a title shot rematch against Ben Henderson

Anthony Pettis makes his case for a title shot

Is this the end of the line for Rampage Jackson?

Rampage Jackson wasn't surprised he lost to Ryan Bader, claims he has plenty of gas left in the tank

An uncertain future lies ahead for Rampage Jackson

Don't ask Ryan Bader about the Rampage Jackson slam, he was completely out of it thanks to it

Mark Hunt thinks he can knock out Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos

Tim Boetsch wants to fight Dan Henderson next

Tim Boetsch is now a middleweight contender after knocking out Yushin Okami

Takeya Mizugaki was paid his win bonus because Dana White felt he was robbed

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC 144?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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