The card for UFC 144 wasn't exactly stacked and I expected Frankie Edgar to grind out a win versus Benson Henderson, which didn't happen. What did happen, was a Henderson win against Edgar in a fight which I think could have went either way. When the belt is on the line, fights that are considered "a toss up" ALWAYS go to the champ. Look at the first UFC fight between Mauricio Shogun Rua vs. Lyoto Machida, Machida got his ass kicked, but Shogun didn't finish the champ, you got to finish the camp in order to get the belt! I guess this UFC standard didn't hold true for Edgar. Nevertheless, I didn't do so well (this time) on my parlay @ topbet.com - here is how it went down.
Benson Henderson def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 49-46) - lost this one, figured Edgar would grind out a win. Rigged by the judges.
Ryan Bader def. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) - again another loss, Rampage showed up so freaking out of shape, what a joke. Not really Rigged I guess, but more on that later.
Mark Hunt def. Cheick Kongo via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 2:11 - I won this bet!! Kongo is a chump, please don't stalk me Kongo.
Jake Shields def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tim Boetsch def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 0:54
Hatsu Hioki def. Bart Palaszewski via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Pettis def. Joe Lauzon via knockout (kick and punches) - Round 1, 1:21
UFC 144 took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the UFC put in place their own athletic commission, supposedly operating based on the standards of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. I guess this is how all the riff raff took place, allowing the UFC to rig the Edgar fight through the judges and allow Rampage to fight 6 pounds over weight coming off an injury which impaired his training camp, health and performance in the ring.