Posted on April 7, 2009
UFC 97: Redemption Saturday, April 18 at 10PM ET Standard Definition: Channels 455/472Price: $44.95High Definition: Channel 548Price: $54.95UFC middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva returns to the Octagon on Saturday, April 18th to defend his crown against number one contender Thales Leites in the main event of UFC 97. The pound for pound king has already defended his title more times than anyone in UFC middleweight history, but will his battle against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Leites - winner of five in a row - be his Waterloo? Also featured in the UFC's return to Canada is the light heavyweight showdown fans have waited for years to see, as UFC legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell squares off against Brazilian superstar Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in what promises to be one of the most explosive bouts of 2009. UFC 97: Redemption - Saturday, April 18, live on DISH Network Pay-Per-View!Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz Saturday, April 11 at 10 PM ETChannels 455/472Price: $24.95Three-time world champion and mixed martial arts legend, Frank Shamrock, will make his dramatic return to the cage when he squares off with fellow knockout artist Nick Diaz in the main event of Strikeforce's first MMA event of the year. This exciting telecast will feature up to five live fights including middleweight sluggers Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith and Benji "Razor" Radach who will battle each other in a featured contest at Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz, Saturday, April 11, live at 10 PM ET on DISH Network Pay-Per-View!Don’t miss out on this month’s action. Order DISH Network now at 866.989.3474 or visit Dish Systems online.