UFC 82: Evan Tanner Returning To The Cage In Columbus

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According to MMAMainia, former UFC Middleweight Champion, Evan Tanner will make his UFC return at UFC 82 in Columbus Ohio. No opponent has been named, but rumors of him possibly fighting Michael Bisping.

The 37 year old fighter will step back into the cage after a two year layoff from fighting. Tanner has been going through some hard times recently, having problems with his foundation for misguided fighters and battling alcoholism. Tanner has apparently signed a four fight deal to fight in the UFC.

Tanners last fight was in April of 2006 at UFC 59 in which he defeated Justin Levens by submission in the first round. Evan Tanner will be a needed boost of experience for the UFC middleweight division. Weather he wins or loses we can always count on Evan Tanner bring it and putting on an entertaining show for the fans.