Date: April 18, 2009
Time: 10 p.m. ET/7 PM PT
Make sure you don't miss UFC 97, featuring the dream match we’ve all been waiting for...
Anderson Silva Vs. Thales Leites
Chuck Liddell Vs. Mauricio Rua
Krzysztof Soszynski Vs. Brian Stann
Cheick Kongo Vs. Antoni Hardonk
Steve Cantwell Vs. Luiz Cane
Denis Kang Vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokam
Jason MacDonald Vs. Nate Quarry
David Loiseau Vs. Ed Herman
Mark Bocek Vs. David Bielkheden
Ryo Chonan Vs. TJ Grant
Sam Stout Vs. Matt Wiman
Anderson "The Spider" Silva Vs. Thales Leites
The main card of the event has an old school Brazilian brawl in the works when UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva returns to the Octagon on April 18th to defend his crown against the number one contender Thales Leites. The pound for pound king has already defended his title more times than anyone in UFC middleweight history and will battle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Leites - winner of five in a row.
Also featured in the UFC's return to Canada is the light heavyweight showdown fans have waited for years to see, as UFC legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell squares off against Brazilian superstar Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in what promises to be one of the most memorable fights of 2009.
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*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.