This Saturday, April 18, 2009, UFC 97: REDEMPTION takes place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The sold out, no foot-stomping event will broadcast live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm CT.
In the main event, UFC Middleweight Champion and the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Anderson Silva (23-4), will defend his title against jiu-jitsu specialist and number ten ranked middleweight in the world, Thales Leites (14-1).
Both fighters are Brazilian, the 33-year-old Silva is from Curitiba and Leites is 27-years-old and comes from Rio De Janeiro. At six-foot-two, Silva is only one inch taller than Leites.