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April 18: UFC 97 ‘Redemption’ (PPV)

UFC 97-poster

Date: Saturday- April 18, 2009

Time: 7pm PT / 10 pm ET (PPV)

Location: Centre Bell in Montreal, Canada


UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva returns to the Octagon on Saturday, April 18th to defend his crown against number one contender Thales Leites in the main event of UFC 97. The pound for pound king has already defended his title more times than anyone in UFC middleweight history and will battle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Leites – winner of five in a row.

Also featured in the UFC’s return to Canada is the light heavyweight showdown fans have waited for years to see, as UFC legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell squares off against Brazilian superstar Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in what promises to be one of the most explosive bouts of 2009.

Main Fight Card: (PPV)

  • Anderson “The Spider” Silva (Champion) Vs. Thales Leites (For Middleweight Title)
  • Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell Vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
  • Krzysztof “The Polish Experiment”Soszynski Vs. Brian “All American” Stann
  • Cheick Kongo Vs. Antoni Hardonk
  • Steve “Robot” Cantwell Vs. Luiz “Banha” Cane

Preliminary Fight Card: (may not be aired)

  • Denis Kang Vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam
  • Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald Vs. Nate “Rock” Quarry
  • David “The Crow” Loiseau Vs. Ed “Short Fuse” Herman
  • Mark Bocek Vs. David Bielkheden
  • Ryo “Piranha” Chonan Vs. TJ Grant
  • Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout Vs. Matt “Handsome” Wiman


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