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UFC 92 fights take shape with monster main card PPV Dec. 27 in Las Vegas

Company president Dana White today confirmed via Yahoo! the three top main card bouts for the UFC 92 year-end mixed martial arts bonanza on December 27.

We’ve already known about the solid match ups for quite some time, but let’s quickly recap what we can expect on New Year’s Eve weekend for those who may need a refresher.

In the main event of the evening, interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira will clash with former division titleholder Frank Mir. Of course, the pair is currently in the midst of coaching opposite teams on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 to pump up the showdown.

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin will defend his newly-won 205-pound belt against Rashad Evans. Both fighters scored major upsets against former champions (Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Chuck Liddell, respectively) to earn their spots atop the loaded weightclass.

It’s the first time ever two former TUF contestants will vie for a world title.

And last but certainly not least, Jackson will take on Wanderlei Silva for the third time, hoping he can exact revenge after suffering two crushing defeats to "The Axe Murderer" several years ago while competing under the Pride FC banner.

Here is the rest of the rumored UFC 92 fight card:

185 lbs.: Yushin Okami (21-4-1) vs. Dean Lister (11-5)*
265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo (12-4-1) vs. Mustafa Al-Turk (6-3)
185 lbs.: C.B. Dollaway vs. Jorge Rivera*
170 lbs.: Ryo Chonan (15-8) vs. Brad Blackburn (12-9-1)*

White mentioned in the article that he wanted to "stack" this blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) event. And it’s safe to say he’s already accomplished that goal … and there are still more spots to fill on the card.

UFC 92 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (not the Mandalay Bay Events Center as previously reported) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, December 27. The televised portion of the card will be available for purchase on PPV, beginning at 10 p.m. ET on fight night.

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