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UFC 102 Fight Card: Couture vs. Nogueira, Jardine vs. Silva

The UFC 102 card was finalized Monday with the confirmation that American Top Team lightweight Marcus Aurelio will return to the organization in a preliminary bout against the undefeated Evan Dunham.

UFC 102 features the long-awaited Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira confrontation and a light heavyweight battle between Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva from the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore.

Aurelio (18-7), who agreed last week to step in for the injured Matt Veach, exited the UFC on two losses last October but has worked his way back in with two victories this year in regional events. Dunham (8-0), fighting out of Xtreme Couture, won his UFC debut in February by stopping Per Eklund in the first round.

Below is the fight card.


- Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
- Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva
- Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt
- Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia
- Brandon Vera vs. Krzysztof Soszynski


- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer
- Aaron Simpson vs. Ed Herman
- Justin McCully vs. Mike Russow
- Tim Hague vs. Todd Duffee
- Nick Catone vs. Mark Munoz
- Marcus Aurelio vs. Evan Dunham

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