Former Middleweight Champion Evan Tanner, who recently inked a new 4-fight deal with the UFC, will be returning to the octagon in March at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio to take on a yet-to-be-named opponent according to MMA Mania.
Tanner has a 32-6 MMA record including an 11-4 mark in the UFC. His record includes wins over David Terrell, Robbie Lawler, and Phil Baroni as well as losses to Rich Franklin, Tito Ortiz, and David Loiseau. In his last MMA bout Tanner secured a victory over Justin Levens by first round submission in April of 2006.
A main event title bout between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and challenger Dan Henderson has been announced for the March 1st. Other rumored fights include Josh Koscheck vs. Dustin Hazelett and Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson. Welterweight contender Jon Fitch is also rumored to be appearing on the card.