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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