twitter google

Chris Leben Added to UFC 82, updated UFC 82 card

Another addition has been made to UFC 82: Pride of a Champion as Chris Leben and Alessio Sakara have confirmed that they will square off. The news first broke through

This will mark Leben’s 11th fight for the company which began with a 5 fight win streak and followed with a series of losses or lackluster wins.

Sakara, his opponent, has recently switched camps and is hoping to rejuvenate a career which has seen 3 wins out of 6 fights.

This fight may have an eventual title implication, as the division has shown some lack of depth. More immediately a highlight knockout for either competitor may materialize as both have shown willingness to trade.

The full fight for the card stands as follows:


Middleweight Championship
Anderson Silva (c) vs. Dan Henderson

Jon Fitch vs. Chris Wilson

Yushin Okami vs. Evan Tanner

Andrei Arlovski vs. Jake O’Brien

Heath Herring vs. Cheick Kongo

David Bielkheden vs. Diego Sanchez

Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Koscheck

Chris Leben vs. Alessio Sakara

Luke Cummo vs. Luigi Fioravanti

Jorge Gurgel vs. John Halverson