The UFC has officially confirmed a rumored bout between Chris Leben and Alessio Sakara, adding it to the official UFC 82 fight card on UFC.com. The announcement completes the fight card for the March 1st event at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The fight, which will be broadcast during the pay-per-view portion of the ten-bout event, bumped David Bielkheden versus Diego Sanchez to the preliminary, untelevised card.
Official Fight Card
- Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson
Middleweight Championship Bout
- Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo
- Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Leben
- Yushin Okami vs. Evan Tanner
- Chris Wilson vs. Jon Fitch
- Jake O’Brien vs. Andrei Arlovski
- Luigi Fioravanti vs. Luke Cummo
- Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck
- David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez
- John Halverson vs. Jorge Gurgel
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