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Anderson Silva on Saturday night continued his
dominance of the middleweight division. His defeat of Pride’s final 183-pound
champion Dan Henderson further shortened the list of challenger’s to his
ranking as the No. 1 fighter in the division in the world.
With an impressive victory of his own at UFC
82 in Columbus, Ohio, Yushin Okami continued his quest to earn a shot at
Silva’s championship. He holds a disqualification win over Silva, and knocked
out the returning Evan Tanner at the Nationwide Arena on Saturday night.
Jon Fitch continued his case for a shot at the
welterweight title. Chris Leben scored another impressive finish. Heath Herring
and Andrei Arlovski were both impressive in the heavyweight division.
There was no shortage of action at UFC 82 and
MMAWeekly’s Jeff Cain was there to capture all the action in this exclusive style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:ArialMT;color:#333333'> href="http://188.8.131.52:8080/absoluteig/gallery.asp?categoryid=2876"> style='font-family:Arial'>UFC 82 Photo Gallery style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#333333'>.
-Anderson Silva def. Dan Henderson by
Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:52, R2
-Heath Herring def. Cheick Kongo by Split
-Chris Leben def. Alessio Sakara by TKO
(Strikes) at 3:16, R1
-Yushin Okami def. Evan Tanner by KO (Knee) at
-Jon Fitch def. Chris Wilson by Unanimous
-Andrei Arlovski def. Jake O’Brien by TKO
(Strikes) at 4:17, R2
-Luigi Fioravanti def. Luke Cummo by Unanimous
-Josh Koscheck def. Dustin Hazelett by TKO
(Strikes) at 1:24, R2
-Diego Sanchez def. David Bielkheden by
Submission (Punches from Mount) at 4:43, R1
-Jorge Gurgel def. John Halverson by Unanimous