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UFC 82 fight card

UFC 82 is turning into the Battle of the 185-ers. Here’s the finalized UFC 82 fight card.

    MAIN CARD

  • Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson (for the UFC Middleweight Title)
  • Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo
  • Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Leben
  • Yushin Okami vs. Evan Tanner
  • Chris Wilson vs. Jon Fitch
  • PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Jake O’Brien vs. Andrei Arlovski
  • Luigi Fioravanti vs. Luke Cummo
  • Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck
  • John Halverson vs. Jorge Gurgel
  • David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez

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55 COMMENTS
  • Rashad #1 says:

    I’ve heard numerous rumors about Bisping fighting Tanner

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  • Dizzle says:

    I just don’t get how Henderson gets a title shot after losing a title shot against rampage.

    Just seems a little unfair..expecially for the other middle weights that have been busting ass to get a title shot.

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  • Rashad #1 says:

    Ya but he was the PRIDE champion at that weight class.. just like he got an automatic title shot for the LHW belt which he was also holding from PRIDE.. after this unification he has no more belts and wont be getting anymore ‘automatic’ title shots

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  • Dizzle says:

    That doesn’t justify him getting another title shot after losing his chance for the LHW against Rampage.

    He hasn’t even fought in middleweight and he gets this automatic jump to the top of the ladder.

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  • Rashad #1 says:

    Because he was at the top of the ladder in PRIDE.. do you think its really fair that he has to relinquish the belt he had won?? I think its only fair the UFC who bought PRIDE recognizes him as the champion of PRIDE and unifies the belt.. like I said once that happens then he will have to work his way up

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  • Paul Balsom says:

    yeah, real bummer we get to see a five-round fight between the top 2 middleweights on the earth… tragic.

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  • Rashad #1 says:

    If Fedor came over from PRIDE he would have gotten a titleshot right away.. to UNIFY the belts .. if he wasnt champion he would have to go the route of Cro Cop and Nog and actually work their way up with some fights

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  • Tanner says:

    Rich Franklin just posted this on his Myspace:

    Hi guys. First off, I would like to thank everyone for the support. Thank you for the support leading up to, and since the fight with Anderson. He is a great fighter and deserves everyone’s respect as a fighter, person, and ambassador to our sport. Also thank you for supporting American Fighter.

    Todd tries to maintain our Myspace account because of my hectic schedule. Hopefully he is doing a good job for you all. He spends a good amount of time on here and does it for free. Sometimes he gets a t-shirt.

    I am told there are rumors of me fighting multiple people in March. I have not signed for a fight in March. I don’t believe that I am allowed to fight more than once in a night. I hope this clears up any confusion. I have not signed to fight anyone in March, or any other month.

    Happy Holidays

    RF

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  • Zack says:

    Anderson vs Dan is pretty much the best matchup ’08 has to offer – matched only by Fedor vs Randy and maybe Kid vs Uriah.

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  • bubbafat says:

    I can’t believe people are having a hard time seeing Hendo as a contender at middleweight. He gets no breaks. It’s not like he’s knocked out Wandy, or Belfort or anything. Wait a tick’. I think he did. And then he lost by a “decision!” to Rampage. Not bad for a middleweight champion of the world.
    If you don’t like Dan Henderson getting his well deserved shot at another UFC title, name an alternative, one that Hendo wouldn’t destroy. You’d be hard pressed.
    By the way, Evan Tanner coming back, what are the chances of pinnin’ him up against Bisping for his first match at 185? Me Likey.

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  • mike wolfe says:

    Henderson should get a shot just because he might be able to take Silva. If Henderson can’t, then who can? I’d love to see Tanner fight Bisping. I wouldn’t be any money on Bisping, though.

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  • Paul Balsom says:

    Tanner, fighters deny deny deny until something is posted on the UFC website. We all know this.

    Also, again, I’m not seeing the problem with the #1 and #2 middleweights in the world fighting each other for 5 rounds… under any circumstances. It does not matter how they got there, or who you think should be in that fight… it’s #1 and #2. Come on!!

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  • Chris says:

    Henderson will beat silva, dont know how, but he will edge him out, as for fitch fighting gono, whats up with that? fitch is a top contender and gono beat the barn cat, whoop de do! fitch will destroy him! Franklin is a werid situation. hes not good enough to beat silva, but hes better than pretty much everybody else in the middleweight division, he will destroy lutter, but whats next for franklin?

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  • travis matthews says:

    lutter vs Franklin

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  • David says:

    How about Franklin vs Bisping? they are similar in the way they are built and both love to bang!

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  • jason says:

    HENDERSON WAS PRIDES MIDDLEWEIGHT AND LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HOLDERS AT ONCE…ONLY PERSON EVERY TO HOLD 2 TITLES IN 2 DIFF CLASSES AT SAME TIME…. HE LOST THE UNIFICATION TO RAMPAGE MAKING RAMPAGE UNDISPUTED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT…THE NEXT BOUT BETWEEN HENDO AND SILVA IS TO UNIFY THE MIDDLEWEIGHT BELTS PRIDE: HENDO UFC: SILVA… GET IT?

    GIVE HENDERSON MORE RESPECT THE MAN IS WELL QUALIFIED FOR ANY MATCH HE HAS… HE ONLY FIGHTS THE BEST MAN

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  • jason says:

    LOOK HIM UP… 2 OLYMPICS… MULTIPLE WORLD TITLES … HENDERSON IS THE TRUTH…. SILVA IS THE TRUTH TOO.. WHICH WILL MAKE THIS A GREAT AND HOPEFULLY TECHNICAL MATCH

    LOOK UP THEIR CREDENTIALS BEFORE YOU JUST MOUTH OFF

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  • michael s says:

    hendo vs silva, i cant wait. im actually way more exited bout this fight than hendo vs rampage, even more exited than silva vs franklin 2, and even more exited than chuck vs wand. this will be a sick fight

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  • Mitch says:

    Franklin vs. Bisping would be a great fight to watch. Both are coming off huge losses and need this fight, not so much for Bisping but for Franklin. I love franklin however he has not beaten any real big names in the UFC lately and if they were to fight it would give Franklin that big name opponent which he desperately needs in order to fight for the title again.

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  • bidlack says:

    hendo is a great fighter but silva will win… i think there will be a trend of light heavies coming down to try and take silva….

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  • Big Dan says:

    Typo on the name….Sorry

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  • Big Dan says:

    This is going to be a great card… Dan vs Anderson is gonna be a stand up brawl untill anderson takes it down… Im not making any predictions because ive followed them both from pride, but it will be a war… How about Luke Cummo vs Luigi.. Thats gonna be awesome as well considering they both have had impressive knockouts…. EVEN TANNER VS YUSHIN OKAMI WILL BE THE FIGHT OF THE NIGHT!!!! I promise………where the hell is Arlovski????????? Someone have anything to say about UFC suing Randy?? What a bunch of fags. UFC is turning so childish when it comes’s to how it handels its fighters.. Thank good we got real warriors that fight and dont bitch or worry about politics…. I still wanna see Randy and Fedor in october..

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  • […] fighting out of the Team Punishment camp, has opted out of an offer to fight Cheick Kongo at UFC 82 due to an elbow injury. The Fight Network has the scoop: “It just came at a really bad time,” […]

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  • Danny says:

    Henderson is probably the most difficult opponent 4 silva right now. he can slow the fight down dramatically with his style. if he’s not able to beat silva, silva’s next challenge should be okami. they have unfinished business. i know this is a HUGE stretch but another guy i see that can cause u problem 4 silva would be……ROYCE GRACIE. the ufc would make a lot of money on this one.

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  • Luke says:

    With hendo coming down to middle weight it poses a problem for anderson silva because hendo is a great wrestler and the people that have given silva the most trouble are people who are great wrestlers and are able to take him down and stay away from his muy thai game, travis lutter showed this in UFC 67 when they fought he was doing pretty decent when he was able to take him down and ground and pound on him a little, granted lutter really isnt that great once on top and his jiu jitsu wasnt as good, but he can be beat when taken down, i will not be surprised at all if hendo comes out as the new UFC mid champ.

    one fight that may be realistic by the end of this year which would be an amazing fight, is GSP vs Silva, GSP has stated that he wants to go to middle weight and take that belt then go to LHW and win that one, ill give him the benefit of the doubt for MId, but to go up two weight classes will be hard and he will not be the same GSP going that high up in weight

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  • Chris Tinney says:

    Lemme just say, the winner of this fight will have to get VERY unlucky to lose the belt. The best contender would be Bisping and lets just say that hes not really gonna be able to stand with either of them.

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  • josh says:

    Anderson is the the best fighter pound for pound in the world. if u saw how he destroyed rich in the second fight u will agree. im so happy to see this fight

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  • jason says:

    you dumb asses…. HENDERSON WAS PRIDES MIDDLEWEIGHT AND LIGHTHEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP AT THE SAME TIME… THE ONLY MAN IN MMA TO HOLD 2 BELTS IN 2 CLASSES AT ONE TIME….HES NOT GETTING A SHOT, THEY ARE UNIFYING THE BELTS WITH HIM AND SILVA-HENCE THEY ARE BOTH CHAMPIONS UNTIL MARCH 1 WHEN ONLY 1 WILL WALK AWAY……………. HENDO ONLY FIGHTS THE BEST FIGHTERS EVERY FIGHT, HE DESERVES ANY MATCH HE GETS AS LONG AS HE DOESNT LOSE 3 IN A ROW…. LOOK AT HIS RESUME YOU JOKES AND GIVE HIM SOME DAMN RESPECT

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  • Boogie says:

    Jason i wouldnt call it unifying the belts….Hendo is still a champ win or lose because they are not gonna give anderson the pride belts if he wins..u make it sound like 2 champs walk in, 1 walks out… This is for the UFC middle weight title, and nothing more…The only difference in this situation is that both fighters are champs in the 2 major organizations (UFC and Pride) and this would determine who is better so to say

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  • wharever says:

    henderson stood v tough with Rampage who is going to clobber all 205ers…Tannner, I hope he can still fight cuz I would hate to see Bisping get another cheezy fight, they are avoiding letting this guy get whomped cuz he has the UK crowd…I can name several guys who would whip him: Thiago Silva, Marquardt, Houston Alexander, Travis Lutter, Jardine, Liddell, Wanderlei, Rich Franklin or Matt Hamill..again. Proabaly Bj Penn and St. Pierre too

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  • wharever says:

    ps , who said Royce Gracie would be a good opponent for Silva!?!?!??!

    That’s like saying Bob Cousy could outdunk Michael Jordan

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  • jason says:

    boogie,it is to unify the titles…2 champs walk in and one leaves…. the only thing is they are basically just going to discard the old pride belt and continue with the UFC belt of course

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  • Danny says:

    I said gracie would be a hard opponent 4 silva. i know gracie was dominated on the ground by hughes but silva isnt as strong as hughes. hughes is one of the best to put his wrestling and jits together. if gracie could avoid the strikes and take him down, it would be a long night 4 silva.

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  • Boogie says:

    Danny are u serious??? Hughes stronger than wanderlei???? wanderlei is 35 pounds bigger than hughes…ur crazy…And you say if gracie could take him down?? Im pretty sure Dan henderson (olympic wrestler) had his hands full getting wanderlei to the ground, joyce would have no chance getting in any kind of dominant position on wanderlei…..Wanderlei vs. hughes?….first round knockout….Wanderlei vs. Gracie? Gracie leaves in an ambulance

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  • Danny says:

    LOL. i was talkin about ANDERSON silva, not wanderlei.

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  • Nate says:

    WOW!!!!! Gracie is a washed up nothing! He cant fight and ur nuts for thinking he would be able to get anderson down and keep him down. Marquardt couldnt keep him down and Silva obviously has some ground game when he submitted Lutter… DUH! Gracie is a old man who cant fight but submit people. Gracie would have NO SHOT AT WINNING…Anderson is way too strong. This is like comparing Alberto Crane to Sherk or Penn. NO COMPARISON!!!!!!!!

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  • tapUout says:

    GO Chris Leben Whoop some A**

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  • tapUout says:

    This is a great Fight Card, anyone else bumbed out that Big John aint gonna be a ref?? I gonna miss his old saying LETS GET IT ON!!!

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  • Adam says:

    Hey Nate i dont like Gracie either but sibmiting is winning in this sport the only diff is his gee was his weapon he was able to get a secure lock every time and you saw what Matt Hughes did to him without his gee he is nothing.

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  • Adam says:

    submiting misspell.and he does not have any class when him and kimo fought he pulled kimos hair like a little bitch.

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  • BigBad Bradical says:

    Gracie needs to hang up his gi. . .it’s time to let the new generation play. Props & respect to Gracie for paving the way, but not every athlete in their sport gets to play forever! I am overly anxious though to see Arlovski in the cage after a whole year off. I hope he rips O’Brien in two to show Dana that he’s worthy of whatever kinda contract he wants. He beat Werdum (a lame win, but still a win) and Werdum is getting the title show from the Sylvia vs. Noguiera winner. WTF is that all about? A.A. is the 7th ranked, he beat Werdum & Werdum is one ranking above A.A. & gets a title shot? The UFC has their heads in their @sses!

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  • Simone says:

    Forza Legionario! rompi il culo a chris Leben che è una sega

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  • christian says:

    Royce Gracie is one of the best out there you dum @ss

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  • Bobbo says:

    Royce Gracie WAS one of the best back in the early 90’s, now he is nothing more than a washed up has been…

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  • Seano says:

    Anderson Silva is an amazing fighter. With all due respect to Dan Henderson – he cannot beat Silva. The only fighter in the world who can compete with Anderson Silva right now is GSP. Whoever said Hughes could beat A. Silva on the back of his wrestling/Jiu-jitsu is an idiot. Hughes will retire. He was at his best for his last 2 fights with GSP and he was DOMINATED at his own game both times.
    Once GSP beats Serra, he will move up a weight class to fight Anderson Silva, not down to fight B.J. Penn. The most amazing fight I can think of right now would be GSP vs A. Silva. Hope it happens.

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  • Justin says:

    GO DIEGO!!!!

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  • rbang. duskhui says:

    Dont get ahead of yourself there SEANO!!
    Remember Hendo went the distance with Rampage at 205 and and it wasnt as if Rampage ever really had him in trouble. Hendo is a tough guy. And he knows the game. I wouldnt be shocked if he won this fight.

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  • Henderson will be lucky to beat Silva; St. Pierre totally dominated Hughes who no longer has the essential skills, dtermination, etc.; Wanderlei is average; Gracie is out of time; Rampage rules all

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  • Mike says:

    God damn, they’re not showing the Arlovski fight. I love that guy.

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  • burg says:

    great card can’t wait to see it henderson has to fight the perfect fight to beat silva.Silva’s not going to be stopped for some time i think gsp would get killed if you put him in there with silve what are you thinking.luter put up a good fight with silva but silva’s training has more depth now than then,gonna be good!

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  • Nate says:

    This is a great card. Thanks UFC for finally getting a decent card together. This one is awesome. If you dont televise the Arlovski fight I am going to be miffed.

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  • jiujitsujake says:

    I know royce gracie…im one of his students….he would never fight silva wrong weight class… and give the gracies some respect with out them you would not be watching boxing on tsn……and if it came to a jiu jitsu match royce would tap silva …OUT

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  • Kyle says:

    This is a great card. I’m really hoping that Silva beats Henderson. I’m also looking forward to the Sanches fight. I will be a little upset if you dont televise the Arlovski fight, but not to upset. I’m really looking forward to all of tonight’s fights. I hope they’re all great fights, but will be will be.

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