UFC 82 Preview: Champ vs. Champ

Randy RandallContributor IMarch 1, 2008


Main Card

Anderson Silva     vs.      Dan Henderson
Heath Herring       vs.      Cheick Kongo
Evan Tanner         vs.      Yushin Okami
Chris Leben          vs.      Alessio Sakara
Jon Fitch               vs.      Chris Wilson

Preliminary Card

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

The Ultimate Fighting Championship 82 is locked and loaded for March 1st at the Nationwide arena in Columbus Ohio. The card is stuffed through the teeth, with some of the most talented explosive fighters in the sport today. So loaded that notable standout’s Josh Koscheck, Diego Sanchez and Andrei Arlovski are not on the main card.

The event is headlined by current UFC champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva taking on PRIDE FC champion Dan “Hollywood” Henderson. This has been a dream match up that has finally materialized due to the demise of PRIDE. Tonight’s fight will not only put the controversy to rest but also unifies the UFC and PRIDE belts, naming the winner the best middle weight fighter in the world.