The new UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson. Photo courtesy Pro MMA Now.

UFC 144: Henderson Wins UFC Lightweight Title

Glendale's Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 to claim the UFC Lightweight Title Saturday night.

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UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video

Join SB Nation Arizona today at approximately 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET for live coverage and video of the official UFC 144 pre-fight press conference, being held in Saitama, Japan. Attending today's media event will be UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Arizona's own Ben Henderson. Also in expected to be in attendance are co-headlining light heavyweights Rampage Jackson and Ryan Bader, along with various other participants from Saturday night's roster.

UFC 144 takes place on February 25, 2012 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The UFC 144 fight card can be found below.

Main card:
Lightweight Championship: Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson
Light Heavyweight: Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo
Welterweight: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Middleweight: Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Featherweight: Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon

Preliminary card (FX):
Lightweight: Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Bantamweight: Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
Middleweight: Riki Fukuda vs. Steve Cantwell
Bantamweight: Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso

Preliminary card (Facebook):
Featherweight: Zhang Tiequan vs. Issei Tamura

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