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UFC 88 fight card gets three official bouts added for Atlanta

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It seems like it has taken forever, however the UFC today made official three more bouts for its "Breakthrough" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which will take place from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., on September 6.

There's no real Earth-shattering news to report because we've already passed along the match ups to our readers weeks ago. Then again no fight is truly official until it appears on the promotion's Web site in some way, shape or form.

Nonetheless, as previously reported "three of mixed martial arts’ biggest stars" will be in action in little more than one month, including Rich Franklin, Dan Henderson and Karo Parisyan. That's in addition to, of course, the main event of the evening between Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans.

Just a quick refresher for those who may have missed the earlier reports here at Franklin will return to the 205-pound division to take on Matt Hamill, Henderson is in-line to face submission specialist Rousimar Palhares, and Parisyan has a very tough test against Japanese import (and fellow Judo player), Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva was thought to perhaps defend his 185-title at the show; however, with a hand injury to likely opponent Yushin Okami it's possible that he will now compete on an October card against Patrick Cote.

To check out the latest UFC 88 card and rumors click here.

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