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Silva vs Jackson III Official For UFC 92, Two Title Fights Also Confirmed

Wanderlei Silva vs Quinton Jackson III

It’s official…finally! Wanderlei Silva and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson will meet for a third time on Dec. 27 at UFC 92. Also confirmed for the card are Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir for the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship.

Dana White confirmed the news with Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.

As recently as Monday, UFC president Dana White said there were “lots of moving parts” as he tried to complete the company’s end-of-year fight cards.

On Wednesday, he at least got the top three fights of UFC 92 finalized. The co-main events will feature the interim heavyweight title match between champion Antonio Rodrigo and Frank Mir. Forrest Griffin will defend the light heavyweight title against Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will meet Wanderlei Silva, who defeated him twice when they fought in PRIDE.

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad that’s finally over. Silva vs. Jackson III had been rumored for UFC 91, 92, and 94, and the rumors literally seemed to bounce back and forth between events on a daily basis. Apparently, the deciding factor was that Dana wanted to have a “stacked” card for New Year’s Eve. I’m not sold that was the case though. From previous reports, it seemed like money was a factor and Silva’s been saying he wanted to fight on the NYE card since his last fight in May. Whatever it was, I’m glad they got it all straightened out.

Just one question. Can you have tri-main events?

The latest UFC 92 fight card and event info can be found in our fight cards section.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD