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UFC 82: Majority of Card Now Official, Arlovski and Koscheck On Preliminary Card

Earlier today the UFC updated the official UFC 82 “Pride of a Champion” fight card on, 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

Main 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

Preliminary Bouts

  • Jake O’Brien vs. Andrei Arlovski
  • Luigi Fioravanti vs. Luke Cummo
  • Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck
  • John Halverson vs. Jorge Gurgel

For more on UFC 82 check out the rumors section.

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