The venue will then host Saturday’s pay-per-view event, which is headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites and Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com all weekend long for complete UFC 97 coverage, including weigh-in results, live event coverage, and post-fight news.
The complete UFC 97 lineup features:
MAIN CARD (televised)
- Anderson Silva (c) vs. Thales Leites
UFC Middleweight Championship
- Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
- Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brian Stann
- Cheick Kongo vs. Antoni Hardonk
- Luis Cane vs. Steve Cantwell
PRELIMINARY CARD (un-televised)
- Vinicius Magalhaes vs. Eliot Marshall
- Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Denis Kang
- Jason MacDonald vs. Nate Quarry
- Ed Herman vs. David Loiseau
- David Bielkheden vs. Mark Bocek
- Ryo Chonan vs. T.J. Grant
- Sam Stout vs. Matt Wiman
Also, as a reminder, the UFC’s preview show for the event, Countdown to UFC 97, debuts tonight at 11pm ET on Spike TV.