UFC 144 Breakdown

UFC 144 went down this past weekend at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan, and for all those who tuned in the response seems to be unanimous: WOW!!! Although it is still only February, UFC 144 is already being called the event of the 2012. From the first bell of the undercard to the final bell of the main event there was not a dull moment. Anthony Pettis started off the action with a perfectly executed head kick that earned him "Knockout of the Night" honors and a strong case for number one contender status. Tim Boetsch won a come from behind victory over Yushin Okami that deserves mention among the greatest comebacks of all time. In an equally as improbable story we witnessed the reemergence of Mark Hunt in an impressive display of striking that made quick work of Cheick Kongo. Finally, there was the main event; Edgar vs. Henderson. These two warriors put on a truly masterful performance of technical striking, grappling, and heart. It was an action packed, back and forth, five round war that could have very easily gone either way. Although the judges gave Henderson the nod, there are no losers in a performance like that, and it will be a real treat to see these two back in the octagon soon. If you haven't seen UFC 144 yet, go see it right away. You will not be disappointed. For those of you who already saw UFC 144 check out this video by Ryron and Rener Gracie, which gives an excellent BJJ breakdown of a few of the fights.

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