Earlier today the UFC updated the official UFC 82 “Pride of a Champion” fight card on UFC.com, confirming the majority of the previously rumored bouts for the event with the lone-exception being Chris Leben versus Alessio Sakara. If the lone-remaining rumored bout is confirmed for the event, UFC 82 will be the first of back-to-back PPV events, along with UFC 83, that will feature 10 fights as opposed to the traditional 9 fight card.
Notable fighters Andrei Arlovski, who is reportedly on his way out of the UFC, and The Ultimate Fighter 1 cast member Josh Koscheck will both appear on the untelevised preliminary card of the event.
UFC 82 takes place on March 1st at The Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio and will air on PPV.
Official Fight Card
- Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson
Middleweight Championship Bout
- Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo
- Yushin Okami vs. Evan Tanner
- Chris Wilson vs. Jon Fitch
- David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez
- Jake O’Brien vs. Andrei Arlovski
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. Luke Cummo
- Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck
- John Halverson vs. Jorge Gurgel
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