UFC 93: Dublin

Date: January 17, 2009
Venue: O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland
Broadcast: Pay-Per-View

UFC Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson Betting Online

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will head to Dublin, Ireland, for the first time in

the organization’s history for a Jan. 17 pay-per-view event at The O2. The event features a headline bout of former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin (24-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) vs. former PRIDE title-holder Dan Henderson (23-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC).View UFC 93Betting Odds here

Light-heavyweight Bout: Rich “Ace” Franklin vs “Dangerous” Dan Henderson

Additionally, UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman (15-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will meet former PRIDE stand-out Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a long-awaited rematch.

Dan Henderson

Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson is a battle between two great former champions who are both looking to get another chance to wear a world title around their waist and pride is on the line as they want to show that they are still among the very best fighters in the world.

Franklin recently took his first light-heavyweight fight in more than three years and defeated Matt Hamill via third-round TKO at UFC 88. Aside from two losses to current middleweight champ Anderson Silva, Franklin has won his past 12 fights all but two via stoppage.

“Dangerous” Dan Henderson is exactly that, Dangerous! He currently holds the PRIDE Middleweight and Welterweight Champion titles (1st fighter in history to hold both belts simultaneously). In his last fight Dan won a unanimous decision against Rousimar Palhares in UFC 88. Dan Henderson has a 22-7-0 MMA record. He is 38 years old; weighs 205 lbs. and stands at 6’1″. He was born in Downey, California and is fighting out of Temecula, California. Dan’s favorite technique in the ring is the front choke. He is a great wrestler with a strong mental attitude and knockout power in both hands. Bet on “Dangerous” Dan Henderson Odds to win.

A middleweight bout between Jeremy Horn (80-18-5 MMA, 6-6 UFC) and Rousimar Palhares (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), and a light-heavyweight fight between Tomasz Drwal (14-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and UFC newcomer Ivan Serati (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) Will attract some Betting action at UFC 93.

Horn gives the UFC Octagon another shot, after coming of a streak of two losses. He most recently suffered submission losses via guillotine to Nate Marquardt and Dean Lister following his return to the organization. After a stretch of 13 victories in 15 fights (including a first-round TKO loss in a title fight with Chuck Liddell at UFC 54), Horn has now lost four of his past six fights.

Palhares (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), fought throughout Brazil before earning his ticket to the UFC earlier this year. He defeated Ivan Salaverry with a first-round submission during his UFC debut at UFC 84, but his five-fight win streak was snapped in September with a

unanimous-decision loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 88.

The full UFC 93 fight card is below.

Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson

Mark Coleman vs. Mauricio Rua

Alan Belcher vs. Denis Kang

Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle

Jeremy Horn vs. Rousimar Palhares

Martin Kampmann vs. Alexandre Barros

Eric Schafer vs. Antonio Mendes

Tomasz Drwal vs. Ivan Serati

Thomas Egan vs. John Hathaway

Nate Mohr vs. Dennis Siver

UFC 93 Results

Dan Henderson defeated Rich Franklin in a hard-fought split decision to win the main event at UFC 93 in Dublin.

Henderson will now be one of the coaches on Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter, and will fight the other coach, Michael Bisping, this summer.

Henderson did most of his damage with two accidental fouls: An accidental head butt in the first round opened a major gash on Franklin’s forehead, and an accidental eye poke with 37 seconds left in the third round caused Franklin a lot of pain.

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