|UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||September 19, 2009|
|Venue||American Airlines Center|
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on September 19, 2009 in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center. The event was broadcast on pay-per-view.
This was the first UFC event to air a portion of the preliminary card live and commercial-free during an hour long block on Spike. The Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller, Drew McFedries vs. Tomasz Drwal, Rick Story vs. Brian Foster, and the Jim Miller vs. Steve Lopez fights were shown on Spike.
The event was aired the same time Floyd Mayweather fought Juan Manuel Márquez. Maywather/Márquez drew a smaller crowd (13,116) but its gate was considerably higher at $6,811,300. It also sold more PPV buys (1,000,000).
To date, this PPV had the largest amount of fights broadcast by the UFC (13).
It was then announced on July 31, 2009 that fans were not happy with the announced headliner of Henderson-Franklin 2 so they changed the main event to feature Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort. "Fans didn't like it, so we changed it," White said.
A knee injury forced Matt Wiman out of a bout with Rafael dos Anjos on July 23. Rob Emerson filled in. A knee injury forced Thiago Tavares out of his bout with Jim Miller on August 20.  and he was replaced by UFC newcomer Steve Lopez.
A back injury forced Dan Lauzon out of his bout with Rafaello Oliveira and he was replaced by Nik Lentz. An injury also forced Mike Swick out of his bout with Martin Kampmann, Paul Daley moved up from the undercard to face Kampmann.
|Catchweight (195 lb)||Vitor Belfort||def||Rich Franklin||TKO (punches)||1||3:02|
|Heavyweight||Junior dos Santos||def||Mirko Filipović||verbal submission (Punch/eye injury)||3||2:00|
|Welterweight||Paul Daley||def||Martin Kampmann||TKO (punches)||1||2:31|
|Welterweight||Josh Koscheck||def||Frank Trigg||KO (punches)||1||1:25|
|Catchweight (159 lb)||Tyson Griffin||def||Hermes Franca||KO (punches)||2||3:24|
|Lightweight||Efrain Escudero||def||Cole Miller||TKO (punches)||1||3:36|
|Middleweight||Tomasz Drwal||def||Drew McFedries||submission (rear-naked choke)||2||1:03|
|Lightweight||Jim Miller||def||Steve Lopez||TKO (injury)||2||0:48||[a]|
|Lightweight||Nik Lentz||def||Rafaello Oliveira||unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00||[b]|
|Welterweight||Rick Story||def||Brian Foster||submission (arm-triangle choke)||2||1:09||[c]|
|Light Heavyweight||Eliot Marshall||def||Jason Brilz||split decision (28–30, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Vladimir Matyushenko||def||Igor Pokrajac||unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Rafael dos Anjos||def||Rob Emerson||unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00||[d]|
- This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Escudero vs. Miller fight.
- This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Franklin vs. Belfort fight.
- This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the McFedries vs. Drwal fight. This bout also aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Oliveira vs. Lentz fight.
- This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Kampmann vs. Daley fight.
Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Rick Story vs. Brian Foster
- Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
- Submission of the Night: Rick Story
|Brian Foster||Shinedown||"Simple Man"||Leave a Whisper|
|Eliot Marshall||DMX||"X-Is Coming"||It's Dark and Hell Is Hot|
|Frank Trigg||LL Cool J||"Mama Said Knock You Out"||Mama Said Knock You Out|
|Hermes Franca||Ozzy Osbourne||"Crazy Train"||Blizzard of Ozz|
|Igor Pokrajac||AC/DC||"Back in Black"||Back in Black|
|Jason Brilz||Rage Against The Machine||"Bulls on Parade"||Evil Empire|
|Jim Miller||Creedence Clearwater Revival||"Bad Moon Rising"||Green River|
|Josh Koscheck||Red Hot Chili Peppers||"Higher Ground"||Mother's Milk|
|Junior Dos Santos||Bill Conti||"Gonna Fly Now"||Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky|
|Martin Kampmann||Three 6 Mafia||"It's a Fight"||Rocky Balboa: The Best Of Rocky|
|Mirko Filipović||Duran Duran||"Wild Boys"||Greatest|
|Nik Lentz||Three 6 Mafia (feat. Akon)||"That's Right"||Last 2 Walk|
|Paul Daley||Kay & Aace||"Movin' That"||Dreamworld|
|Rafael Dos Anjos||DMX||"Get It On The Floor"||Grand Champ|
|Rafaello Oliveira||Nação Zumbi||"Meu Maracatu Pesa uma Tonelada"||Nação Zumbi|
|Rich Franklin||AC/DC||"For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)"||Who Made Who|
|Rick Story||Black Label Society||"Fire It Up"||Skullage|
|Rob Emerson||AFI||""Miseria Cantare – The Beginning"||Sing the Sorrow|
|Steve Lopez||Drake||"Juice"||Young Money Year 2k9, Vol. 1|
|Tyson Griffin||Survivor||"Eye of The Tiger"||Eye of The Tiger|
|Vitor Belfort||Pregador Luo||"Bate Pesadão"||Música de Guerra – 1° Missão 2008|
|Vladimir Matyushenko||Motörhead||"Deaf Forever"||Orgasmatron|
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