Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

“UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” hasn’t generated much hoopla, but thankfully someone finally alerted the Gambling Gods that there is in fact a major mixed martial arts show jumping off this weekend in Japan.

Former WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (Pictured) challenges reigning UFC 155-pound king Frankie Edgar for his crown in the show’s featured attraction. Henderson is pegged as a slight +105 underdog to dethrone Edgar.

“The Answer,” on the other hand, checks in just barely ahead as a -125 favorite to retain his title.

Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan hosts the Octagon’s return to the Orient. The pay-per-view airs live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here are the investment options for Saturday (Courtesy of BetUS):

Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)

Preliminary Card:

Issei Tamura +245
Tiequan Zhang -325

Chris Cariaso +160
Takeya Mizugaki -200

Steve Cantwell +220
Riki Fukuda -300

Vaughan Lee +250
Norifumi Yamamoto -350

Eiji Mitsuoka +175
Takanori Gomi -220

Main Card:

Joe Lauzon +175
Anthony Pettis -220

Bart Palaszewski +145
Hatsu Hioki -175

Tim Boetsch +275
Yushin Okami -375

Yoshihiro Akiyama +250
Jake Shields -350

Mark Hunt +250
Cheick Kongo -350

Ryan Bader +190
Quinton Jackson -240

Benson Henderson -105
Frank Edgar -125

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