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UFC 79: 'Nemesis' card complete with 10 fights slated for December 29 in Las Vegas

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Matt Hughes vs Georges St pierre UFC 79
With just less than four weeks until showtime the card is now official for UFC 79: "Nemesis" on December 29 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to

The New Year's Eve blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) event is also loaded with 10 fights -- most UFC cards are limited to nine bouts.

Here's how it looks:

Main Event:

Matt Hughes (41-5) vs. Georges St. Pierre (14-2) for the interim UFC Welterweight Championship

Main card (televised):

205 lbs.: Chuck Liddell (20-5) vs. Wanderlei Silva (31-7-1)
205 lbs.: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-1) vs. Lyoto Machida (11-0)
155 lbs.: Rich Clementi (28-12-1) vs. Melvin Guillard (20-6-2)
Hvywt.: Eddie Sanchez (7-1) vs. Soa Palalei (8-1)

Under card (may not be broadcast):

205 lbs.: James Irvin (12-4) vs. Luis Cane (7-0)
155 lbs.: Manny Gamburyan (5-2) vs. Nate Mohr (8-4)
185 lbs.: Dean Lister (9-5) vs. Jordan Radev (11-2)
170 lbs.: Roan Carneiro (11-6) vs. Tony DeSouza (10-3)
155 lbs.: Doug Evans (5-1) vs. Mark Bocek (4-1)

Definitely a great show to end 2007.

Remember to join us for some LIVE coverage on fight night when the PPV action begins at 10 p.m. ET. We'll send around some more details about our blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 79 real soon.

In the meantime, hit up our UFC 79 archive right here for just about everything you need to get up to speed on the event. Tickets for UFC 79: "Nemesis" are perhaps still available through or (Note: StubHub often has seats available even if the event is "sold out.")

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