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UFC 82: Pride of a Champion

UFC 82
  • Saturday 03.01.2008
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Nationwide Arena
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,200,000
  • Attendance: 16,431
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 325,000 | TV Ratings:
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson   |   $60,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson   |   $60,000 bonus to Silva
  • Knockout of the Night
    Chris Leben vs. Alessio Sakara   |   $60,000 bonus to Leben
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  • Jerry Krysz
    Wilson vs. Fitch Sanchez vs. Bielkheden (2)
  • Herb Dean
    Silva vs. Henderson (10)Leben vs. Sakara (8)Koscheck vs. Hazelett (3)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    Herring vs. Kongo (9)Cummo vs. Fioravanti (4)Halverson vs. Gurgel (1)
  • Mark Matheny
    Tanner vs. Okami (7)Arlovski vs. O'Brien (5)

UFC 82 Wiki Update Wiki

After coming into the UFC in 2007 and losing a competitive Unanimous Decision in a light heavyweight title unification bout, Pride Middleweight and Welterweight Champion Dan Henderson was asked to put his Welterweight (185-pound) title on the line in a unification with UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in March of 2008. Although Henderson started out strong, winning the first round, Silva demonstrated why he was the best in the world, battering and then submitting the rival champion in the second round.

During the event, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Mark “The Hammer” Coleman was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
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