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More Fights for UFC 85 Officially Announced is now showing seven official fights for the June 7th card in London.

  • Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans
  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Brandon Vera
  • Martin Kampmann vs. Jorge Rivera
  • Mike Swick vs. Marcus Davis
  • Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites
  • Jason Lambert vs. Luis Cane
  • Thiago Tavares vs. Matt Wiman

It’s great to see Kampmann officially back. The Danish striker hasn’t fought in over a year after a knee injury sidelined him. Then again at this point it’s nice to see any top tier middleweight that can trick us into thinking Anderson Silva can be beat. Also an excellent bout between Jason Lambert and Banha Cane as Adam Morgan and myself were psyched to see Cane’s UFC debut only for him to go out and get himself DQ’d in less than two minutes against James Irvin. Lambert will be an excellent matchup for him and I expect it to go much like Lambert’s fight with Gouveia where Lambert will control the action completely but be at risk of being knocked out in any standup exchange.

MMAWeekly is rumoring three other bouts that are yet to be made official in the form of Jess Liaudin vs. Paul Taylor, Antoni Hardonk vs. Neil Wain, and Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro. Seeing guys like Liaudin, Taylor, Davis, Lambert, and others constantly fighting in the UK makes it feel like they’re on some other UFC circuit.

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