Three shows from now UFC will be making its return to the land of the rising sun since UFC 29 in 2000 and its bringing 12 fights with them. The official card line up is stacked with countrymen of Japan but only Yoshihiro Akiyama will be representing Japan on the main card of the show as he will take on Jake Shields.
The card will feature Frankie Edgar defending his lightweight title against Ben Henderson and Rampage Jackson will be taking on Ryan Bader in the semi-main event.
No word has been given if the prelims will air but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them at least on FUEL or FX. Since the show will be in Japan the start time for the show will be 10pm ET instead of the usual time.
Full UFC 141 Line Up:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
Champ Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson (for lightweight title)
Ryan Bader vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis
Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami
Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda
Vaughan Lee vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto
Chris Cariaso vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos
Hatsu Hioki and Bart Palaszewski
Leonard Garcia vs. Tiequan Zhang