UFC 97 fight card and rumors from Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, April 18

Event: UFC 97
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Main event:

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (23-4) vs. Thales Leites (14-1)

Main card (Televised):

205 lbs.: Chuck Liddell (21-6) vs. Mauricio Rua (17-3)
205 lbs.: Brian Stann (6-1) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (16-8-1)
265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo (13-4-1) vs. Antoni Hardonk (8–4)
205 lbs.: Luis Cane (9-1) vs. Steve Cantwell (7-1)

Under card (May not be broadcast):

205 lbs.: Eliot Marshall (6-1) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (6-4)
185 lbs.: Denis Kang (31-11-1) vs. Xavier Foupa-Pokum (20-9)
185 lbs.: Jason MacDonald (21-11) vs. Nate Quarry (10-3)
185 lbs.: David Loiseau (18-8) vs. Ed Herman (14-7)
155 lbs.: Mark Bocek (6-2) vs. David Bielkheden (13-6)
170 lbs.: Ryo Chonan (16-8) vs. TJ Grant (13-2)
155 lbs.: Matt Wiman (10-4) vs. Sam Stout (13-5-1)

All fights have been officially confirmed by the UFC.

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