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Complete UFC 97 Fight Card Announced

UFC 97 PosterJust one day after reaching an agreement to keep UFC 97 in Montreal, the UFC today announced the complete lineup for the event.

As previously announced, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will defend his title against 185-pound challenger Thales Leites in the evening’s headliner while light heavyweights Chuck Liddell and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua clash in the “Redemption” co-main event.

Rounding out the main card is a light heavyweight bout between TUF 8 cast member Kyzysztof Soszynski and former WEC 205-pound title-holder Brian Stann, a heavyweight contest pitting rising contender Cheick Kongo against Antoni Hardonk, and another former WEC light heayvweight champ, Steve Cantwell, squaring off with Luiz Cane.

Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Denis Kang, Jason MacDonald vs. Nate Quarry, Ed Herman vs. David Loiseau, David Bielkheden vs. Mark Bocek, TJ Grant vs. Ryo Chonan, and Matt Wiman vs. Sam Stout are slated for the event’s unaired preliminary card.

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