MMA Dean Lister vs. Evan Tanner Tentatively Planned for UFC 79

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  1. Atmosphere

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    Reports: Dean Lister vs. Evan Tanner Tentatively Planned for UFC 79

    Posted by MMA Junkie on September 3, 2007 at 1:20 pm ET

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    Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-6 MMA, 11-4 UFC) been offered the chance to return to the organization in a fight against Dean Lister (9-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 79.

    The news comes from our friends at Fightlinker and MMA on Tap.

    UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has been unable to confirm the news with our source at Chute Boxe USA. Tanner joined the fight team earlier this year.

    Tanner defeated David Terrell at UFC 51 to win the UFC middleweight championship, but he was TKO’d by Rich Franklin in his very next fight at UFC 53. He suffered a subsequent loss to David Loiseau at UFC Fight Night 2, and after a win over Justin Levens at UFC 59, disappeared almost completely from the sport.

    It’s been 17 months since he last fought professionally.

    Lister, who’s recovering from surgery to correct a torn biceps muscle, last fought in January and suffered a lopsided unanimous-decision loss to Nate Marquardt at UFC Fight Night 8. He has previous UFC victories over Alessio Sakara and Yuki Sasaki and was an assistant coach for Tito Ortiz on “The Ultimate Fighter 3.“

    UFC 79 takes place Dec. 29 in Las Vegas and features a main event between UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra and former champ Matt Hughes.

    Wanderlei Silva is also expected to make his UFC return — possibly against Chuck Liddell.

    For the latest UFC 79 fight card, check out the UFC Rumors section of UFCjunkie.com.
     
  2. friedrice

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    My nigga
     
  3. checkii

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    War lister!!!
     
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    Hopefully Evan doesn't get committed before the fight. :coold:
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    everyone always says that.

    I am hoping his striking is worse than ever and his sub defense is not ready for Dean. I am sure dean won;t mind being taken down at will.
     
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    Tanner stand up != Marquardt stand up.

    Tanner cant KO him and is likely going to rely on GnP, and I am sure Dean is fine with it.

    Its a unique match up that i for one am stoked to see.
     
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    I have always liked Tanner, even got that monkey to say something nice to me on myspace, so now I have have man feelings for him.
    Either that or I just like his fighting style and nut job mentality.
     
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    Considering that Tanner has been spending his time with Chute Box, dont expect his striking to be horrible
     
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    Who from Chute Boxe though?

    and Dean has been spending his time with Mirko, I am sure they are both learning a lot. I still dont expect to see any impressive striking from either of them.
     
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    lister by triangle.
     
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    Sakuraba KO'd Ken Shamrock after he came back training with Chute Boxe


    coincidence? i think not
     
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    Tanner by brutal knees
     
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    Must be the 2 negatives canceled each other out
     
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    Not possible.
    If Tanner clinches with dean its going to the ground.

    For being such a larger guy, dean seems to work much better off his back, yet Tanner has very good elbows from the top so things should be very interesting.
     
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    I take Tanner on this one, I just like the crazy fucker for some reason.
     
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    Tanner by raspy voice submission
     
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    Tanner is a stud (or should i say was)
    Lister annoys the shit out of me

    =

    I hope like hell Tanner wastes lister with brutal ground and pound

    (a bit affraid to see if hard ass tanner or backpacking hippee tanner shows up)
     
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    TANNER!

    yay :x:
     

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