Saturday, April 18, 2009
Apr-18-2009 7pm PT/10pm ET
Event Type: PPV Live
Location: Centre Bell, Canada
UFC® middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva returns to the Octagon™ on Saturday, April 18th to defend his crown against number one contender Thales Leites in the main event of UFC® 97. The pound for pound king has already defended his title more times than anyone in UFC middleweight history and will battle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Leites - winner of five in a row.
Also featured in the UFC's return to Canada is the light heavyweight showdown fans have waited for years to see, as UFC legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell squares off against Brazilian superstar Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in what promises to be one of the most explosive bouts of 2009.