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A look at the next UFC events through UFC 97

The UFC will offer fans wallet relief in February with two free events on Spike TV after presenting two pay-per-view events in January.

Next Saturday, Feb. 7, the UFC comes to Tampa, Florida at the USF Sun Dome for the first time with UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens. The main card airs live on Spike TV beginning 9 p.m. ET.

Fight Card:

  • Joe Lauzon vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Cain Velasquez vs. Denis Stojnic
  • Mac Danzig vs. Josh Neer
  • Nick Catone vs. TBA
  • Kurt Pellegrino vs. Rob Emerson
  • Dan Miller vs. Jake Rosholt
  • George Sotiropoulos vs. Matt Grice
  • Gleison Tibau vs. Rich Clementi
  • Luigi Fioravanti vs. Anthony Johnson
  • Steve Bruno vs. Matt Riddle
The next numbered UFC event, UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson, happens Saturday, Feb. 21 in London, England. Diego Sanchez moves down to lightweight to fight Joe Stevenson and Chael Sonnen returns to the UFC to fight Demian Maia.
Fight Card:
  • Joe Stevenson vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Dan Hardy vs. Rory Markham
  • Nate Marquardt vs. Wilson Gouveia
  • Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Josh Koscheck vs. Paulo Thiago
  • Terry Etim vs. Justin Buchholz
  • Junior Dos Santos vs. Stefan Struve
  • Per Eklund vs. David Baro
  • Paul Kelly vs. Troy Mandaloniz
On March 7, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson could secure a title shot against Rashad Evans with a win over Keith Jardine at UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Fight Card:
  • Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Keith Jardine
  • Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane Carwin
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Jason Brilz
  • Brandon vs. Michael Patt
  • Gray Maynard vs. Jim Miller*
  • Ben Saunders vs. Ryan Madigan*
  • Kendall Grove vs. Jason Day*
  • Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley*
  • Matt Brown vs. Pete Sell*
*not yet officially announced
On the first of April, the UFC Fight Night series travels to Nashville, Tennessee. No fights have been announced.
On April 18, middleweight champion Anderson Silva returns at UFC 97: Silva vs. Leites.
Fight Card:
  • Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites
  • Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

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