UFC heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo and "The Ultimate Fighter 7" runner-up C.B. Dollaway have both earned spots on the televised main card of "UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008."
Bouts of Dollaway vs. Mike Massenzio and Kongo vs. Mustapha Al-Turk fill out a main card that also features UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans, UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir, and Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson.
The UFC's year-end events takes place Dec. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay per view.
The UFC today officially announced those bouts, as well as the night's preliminary card, for UFC 92. As in years' past, the UFC's year-end pay-per-view event is one of the year's stronger cards with two title fights and a potential No. 1 contender's bout between Jackson and Silva.
Aside from a heavyweight bout between Dan Evensen and Pat Berry, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) previously reported or passed along news of the other UFC 92 bouts, including the recent addition of fan favorite Matt Hamill vs. UFC rookie Reese Andy.
One surprise from the line-up is the placement of Yushin Okami, who is perhaps now the No. 1 middleweight contender, on the night's un-televised preliminary card. Okami, who fights for the first time since his second-round knockout of Evan Tanner in March, has won eight of his past nine fights and now has a 6-1 record in the UFC.
The UFC 92 card now includes:
Champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir (for interim UFC heavyweight title)
Champ Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans (for UFC light heavyweight title)
C.B. Dollaway vs. Mike Massenzio
Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva
Mustafa Al-Turk vs. Cheick Kongo
Dean Lister vs. Yushin Okami
Mark Burch vs. Antoni Hardonk
Reese Andy vs. Matt Hamill
Brad Blackburn vs. Ryo Chonan
Pat Berry vs. Dan Evensen