anderson the spider silva ufc 97The Ultimate Fighting championship returns to The Bell Centre in beautiful Montreal Quebec Canada for UFC 97 “Anderson v. Leites”.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced yesterday that UFC 97 will be headlined by middleweight Champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva taking on 14-1 Thales Leites who hasnt lost a fight since November 2006.  Co-main event will be Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell vs. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua coming off of his recent dismantling of UFC hall of famer Mark Coleman.  The lineup is as follows.

  • Middleweight champ Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites
  • Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
  • Luis Cane vs. Steve Cantwell
  • Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brian Stann
  • Ed Herman vs. David Loiseau
  • Jason MacDonald vs. Nate Quarry
  • Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Denis Kang
  • Sam Stout vs. Matt Wiman
  • David Bielkheden vs. Mark Bocek
  • Ryo Chonan vs. T.J. Grant

Keep it here at on April 18th for the latest and rapid-fire results of the night’s fights.