UFC 103 - Rich Franklin vs Vitor Belfort. Sept. 19, 2009
Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts event.
Date Time:Sep-19-2009 7pm PT / 10pm ET
Location:American Airlines Center, TX
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® presents the fight the entire mixed martial arts world is talking about when “The Phenom”, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to face UFC superstar Rich “Ace” Franklin in the main event of UFC 103. Also featured on the biggest MMA event to ever hit Texas will be perhaps the most explosive heavyweight battle of the year when one of the sport’s most feared strikers, Mirko Cro Cop, takes on Brazilian knockout artist Junior Dos Santos.
Rich Franklin Vs. Vitor Belfort
Mirko 'Cro-Cop' Filipovic Vs. Junior Dos Santos
Paul "Semtex" Daley Vs. Martin Kampmann
Josh Koscheck Vs. Frank "Twinkletoes" Trigg
Tyson Griffin Vs. Hermes Franca
Efrain Escudero Vs. Cole Miller
Drew McFedries Vs. Tomasz Drwal
Jim Miller Vs. Steve Lopez
Rafaello Oliveira Vs. Nik Lentz
X (Was to be Paul Daley) Vs. Brian Foster
Eliot Marshall Vs. Jason Brilz
Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko Vs. Igor Pokrajac
Rob Emerson Vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
Mike Swick, who was scheduled to face Martin Kampmann is out with a concussion in training. The winner was to face Georges St.Pierre for the Welterweight title. Steve Lopez, not the American Tae Kwon Do 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medalist I think, replaces an injured Thiago Tavares against Jim Miller. Nik Lentz steps in to replace Dan Lauzon, Joe Lauzon's younger brother. Old UFC vet Vladimir Matyushenko won an unanimous decision over Yuki Kondo at UFC 32 in 2001, and this is his first fight back in the octagon since losing to Andrei Arlovski in 2003. He faces Igor Pokrajac, of the Cro-Cop team, who has a record of 21-5 and is on eight-fight winning streak against guys with cool names.