Saturday night the UFC returns to Japan for UFC 144 Edgar vs. Henderson for the UFC Lightweight (155 LB) title. If you are tired of a day of basketball and NFL combine viewing, give combat sports a try. Get your televised UFC fix started on the FX cable network at 8 PM Eastern, and follow the final seven fights on the UFC 144 main card.
If you are a new fan to the sport of mixed martial arts, Saturday's UFC show will be a great time to get acclimated to "the fastest growing sport in the world." Like every sport, watching the action is even more enjoyable with some fantasy stakes on the line.
Think you know the UFC and can pick the winners better than your buddies and the general public?
Make sure to exercise your fantasy fight pick muscles by entering your picks on:
Sherdog MMA Pick Em Game
MMA Weekly's Head-to-head Fantasy Leagues: UFF 147 and MMAF 178
MMA Junkie's Head-to-head Fantasy Leagues: UJC 60 and JFC 87
MMA Fantasy Fever
Enjoy the fights on Wednesday. Sample UFC 144 fight picks for a head-to-head league are after the jump.
2-Jake Shields-Dec-3 [both guys are on losing streaks, lock it low]
4-Tim Boetsch-Dec-3 [upset pick!]
3-Vaughan Lee-Sub-3 [Yamamoto is old and shot, the British wrestler taps a tired "Kid"]
7-Tiquan Zhang-Sub-1 [squash match comeback win]