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UFC 82 Card Finalized, Andrei Arlovski Stuck Down in Prelims

The UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” fight card and order have been finalized, according to UFC’s event page.

This event has many talents that deserve to fight on the main card, however there is not enough room for everyone. Many knew that the Josh Koscheck vs. Dustin Hazelett fight would be placed on the preliminary portion of the event, but one interesting addition to the untelevised card is former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski taking on up-and-coming UFC heavyweight Jake O’Brien. It seems UFC management is taking the route of, “Out of sight, out of mind,” for Arlovski as it has been rumored that his days in the UFC are numbered.

The final UFC 82 fight card will go as follows:


  • Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson (for middleweight title)
  • Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo
  • Yushin Okami vs. Evan Tanner
  • Jon Fitch vs. Chris Wilson
  • David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez

  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake O’Brien
  • Luke Cummo vs. Luigi Fioravanti
  • Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck
  • Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson
  • Chris Leben vs. Alessio Sakara

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