UFC 103

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UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
A poster or logo for UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 19, 2009
Venue American Airlines Center
City Dallas, Texas
Attendance 17,428[1]
Total gate $2,400,000[1]
Buyrate 375,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun

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.[3] The event was broadcast on pay-per-view.

Background[edit]

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.[4] 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.

As a part of the UFC/ESPN UK regionalization strategy the bout of Paul Daley vs. Brian Foster was to air on ESPN (UK) prior to Daley replacing Swick against Kampmann.[5]

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 announced on July 20, 2009 that Rich Franklin would headline UFC 103 against Dan Henderson.[6]

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.[7]

A previously announced bout featuring Steve Steinbeiss[8] was moved to UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard.[9] A previously announced bout featuring Aaron Simpson[8] was moved to UFC 102.[10]

A knee injury forced Matt Wiman out of a bout with Rafael dos Anjos on July 23.[11] Rob Emerson filled in.[12] A knee injury forced Thiago Tavares out of his bout with Jim Miller on August 20. [13] and he was replaced by UFC newcomer Steve Lopez.[14]

A back injury forced Dan Lauzon out of his bout with Rafaello Oliveira[15] and he was replaced by Nik Lentz.[16] An injury also forced Mike Swick out of his bout with Martin Kampmann, Paul Daley moved up from the undercard to face Kampmann.[17]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
televised
Lightweight Efrain Escudero def Cole Miller TKO (punches) 1 3:36
Middleweight Tomasz Drwal def Drew McFedries submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:03
Preliminary card
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]
  1. ^ This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Escudero vs. Miller fight.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Franklin vs. Belfort fight.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Kampmann vs. Daley fight.


Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[18]

  • Fight of the Night: Rick Story vs. Brian Foster
  • Knockout of the Night: Vitor Belfort
  • Submission of the Night: Rick Story

Entrance music[edit]

Fighter Artist Title Album
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UFC 103 in Dallas a sellout with 17,428 attendees, $2.4 million estimate gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/2009/12/ufc-establishes-new-mark-for-ppv-buys-in-2009/
  3. ^ "UFC 103". Ufc.com. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "SPIKE TV TO TELECAST LIVE UNDERCARD BOUTS FOR THE FIRST TIME". Ufc.com. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  5. ^ Cofield, Steve (August 31, 2009). "UFC/ESPN regionalize U.K. broadcasts: Daley fight a special feature at UFC 103. – Cagewriter – MMA – Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Henderson-Franklin II to Headline UFC 103". mmajunkie.com. July 31, 2009. Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
  7. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/15689/rich-franklin-vs-vitor-belfort-not-dan-henderson-announced-as-new-ufc-103-main-event.mma
  8. ^ a b "Aaron Simpson and Steve Steinbeiss Added to UFC 103". MMAFrenzy.com. Retrieved May 17, 2009. 
  9. ^ "STEINBEISS VS. JENSEN SET FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT 19". Mma Weekly. Retrieved July 9, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Aaron Simpson vs. Ed Herman middleweight bout slotted for UFC Fight Night 19". Mma Junkie. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Matt Wiman vs. Rafael dos Anjos Booked for UFC 103". MMAFrenzy.com. January 2, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
  12. ^ Morgan, John. "Injury forces Matt Wiman out of UFC 103, Rob Emerson expected to face Rafael dos Anjos". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
  13. ^ Morgan, John. "Thiago Tavares suffers knee injury, forced to withdraw from UFC 103 bout with Jim Miller". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 20, 2009. 
  14. ^ Morgan, John. "Jim Miller to face UFC newcomer Steve Lopez on UFC 103 preliminary card". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Dan Lauzon Out of UFC 103 Fight Against Rafaello Oliveira With Back Injury". MMAFrenzy.com. January 2, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Nik Lentz Replaces Dan Lauzon, Fights Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 103". MMAFrenzy.com. January 2, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  17. ^ Gilbert, Mark (September 4, 2009). "Mike Swick injured, out of UFC 103, Paul Daley will face Martin Kampmann instead | The Sun |Sport|UFC". The Sun. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  18. ^ "UFC 103 fighter bonuses: Vitor Belfort, Rick Story, Brian Foster earn $65K awards". MMAjunkie. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  19. ^ http://www.mmaentrances.com/ufc103.html