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Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday returns for a second sold-out event
at the Bell Centre in Montreal. UFC 97 "Redemption" is headlined by a
UFC middleweight title defense pitting current champion Anderson Silva against
fellow Brazilian Thales Leites.
surprisingly, the champion stepped on the scale at 182 pounds, a little light
for the man who has easily moved up to challenge fighters at 205 pounds. His
opponent, Leites, was dead on at 185 pounds.
the co-main event, neither former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell
nor his opponent, former Pride champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, had
any trouble making weight. Both tipped the scales at 206 pounds.
bout fighter David Bielkheden weighed in at 157 pounds for his lightweight
contest with Mark Bocek. Since the weigh-in was performed on a digital scale,
there was a two-pound allowance for margin of error.
UFC 97 Main Card
Silva (182) vs. Thales Leites (185)
"Shogun" Rua (206) vs. Chuck Liddell (206)
Kongo (232) vs. Antoni Hardonk (249)
Cane (206) vs. Steve Cantwell (205)
Stann (206) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (204)
Marshall (205) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (204)
Kang (185) vs. Xavier Fouka-Pokum (185)
Quarry (186) vs. Jason MacDonald (186)
Loiseau (185) vs. Ed Herman (186)
Bocek (154) vs. David Bielkheden (157)
Grant (169) vs. Ryo Chonan (171)
Wiman (155) vs. Sam Stout (155)
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>(Editor’s Note: This article
originally reported that David Bielkheden has to lose additional weight.)