The UFC is pulling all the stops for its first return to Japan in over a decade. UFC 144 has just received another Japanese star on its roster, as the UFC officially announces Takanori Gomi vs George Sotiropoulus at the Feb. 26 event in Saitama, Japan.
Though both men are currently on a two fight losing streak, they are both known for their past achievements in the sport. Gomi a former Pride champion has faced fierce opposition since his debut in the UFC in March of 2010. As for Sotiropoulos, after peeling off eight straight victories the Australian has had a bad 2011 so far losing to both Dennis Siver and Rafael dos Anjos.
Here is the updated full UFC 144: Edgar vs Henderson card.
Lightweight Championship bout:
Frankie Edgar (C) vs. Benson Henderson
Light Heavyweight bout:
Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon
Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
Riki Fukuda vs. Steve Cantwell
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
Leonard Garcia vs. Tiequan Zhang