Before we get underway with live UFC 97 results tonight, here are my “Redemption” fight picks.___

UPDATE: picks outcome of 2-3

Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites: Silva second round TKO

Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio Rua: Liddell first round KO

Brian Stann vs. Krzysztof Soszynski: Stann via third round submission (rear naked choke)

Cheick Kongo vs. Antoni Hardonk: Kongo via unanimous decision

Luis Cane vs. Steve Cantwell: Cantwell via second round TKO

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Tommy H.  pens his event picks column, here at 6th-Round.com before most major fight cards. Look for his articles to be featured, as he fulfills his role as contributing writer to the site. He can be contacted at tommyh[at]6th-round[dot]com , welcomes all feedback. Tommy is 24-25 in his overall picks record, here at 6th-Round.com.