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UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort

UFC 103
  • Saturday 09.19.2009 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: American Airlines Center
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,400,000
  • Attendance: 17,428
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 375,000 | TV Ratings: 1.4M viewers (Spike)
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 13
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Knockout of the Night
    Vitor Belfort vs. Rich Franklin   |   $65,000 bonus to Belfort
  • Fight of the Night
    Brian Foster vs. Rick Story   |   $65,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Brian Foster vs. Rick Story   |   $65,000 bonus to Story
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Referees

  • Yves Lavigne
    Belfort vs. Franklin (13)Kampmann vs. Daley (11)Escudero vs. Miller (8)
  • Dan Miragliotta
    dos Santos vs. Filipović (12)França vs. Griffin (9)Foster vs. Story (4)
  • Leon Roberts
    Koscheck vs. Trigg (10)Drwal vs. McFedries (7)Matyushenko vs. Pokrajac (2)
  • Don Turnage
    Miller vs. Lopez (6)Brilz vs. Marshall (3)
  • Kerry Hatley
    dos Anjos vs. Emerson (1)

Fight Predictions

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UFC 103 Wiki Update Wiki

For the third straight time in 2009, Rich Franklin headlined a card nobody else wanted to be a part of, as he took on returning former Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort in a catchweight bout at 195lbs. Originally scheduled to battle Dan Henderson in a rematch of their January battle, Franklin was matched up against Belfort when fans expressed their disappointment with the main event. Unfortunately, Franklin’s jumps in weight classes to accomodate his opponents at catchweights caught up with him. He was knocked out in the first round.

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