In the main event of UFC 97: Redemption, UFC world middleweight champion and pound for pound kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva readies himself for what could be the most important fight of his career as he takes on grappling specialist Thales Leites. With four title defenses to his credit and eight straight Octagon victories, Silva looks to become the first UFC titlist to defend his crown for a record five times. Although he is on the cusp of making history, the challenger Leites presents a dangerous fight for “The Spider” and has an upset on his mind . . . Click here for more by Brady Crytzer
UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva returns to the Octagon on Saturday, April 18th to defend his crown against No. 1 contender Thales Leites in the main event of UFC 97. 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. UFC 97: REDEMPTION is live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, April 18 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Check out 97.ufc.com for more info.