UFC 144 in Japan was a spectacular event from top to bottom. The absolutely stacked card lived up to its potential, with thrilling events from top to bottom and nary a clunker in the mix. The night was capped off with the main event between Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson, which was a tooth and nail scramble that went the distance and ended with Henderson emerging as the new champ.
Henderson and Edgar earned the Fight of the Night bonus and picked up $65,000 each for their instant classic.
Anthony Pettis also made two trips to the pay window as he earned Knockout of the Night honors for his first-round head kick that dispatched Joe Lauzon to open up the PPV. Vaughan Lee took home the check for Submission of the Night for his armbar that caused opponent Norifumi Yamamoto to tap at 4:29 of the first round.