UFC 93

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UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
A poster or logo for UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 17, 2009
Venue The O2
City Dublin, Ireland
Attendance 9,369
Total gate $1,300,000
Buyrate 350,000 [1]
Event chronology
UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn 2

UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson[2] was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on January 17, 2009 at The O2, Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.


The main event featured a Light Heavyweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin and former Pride Middleweight Champion and Pride Welterweight Champion Dan Henderson. The winner of the fight would become the coach opposite Michael Bisping for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom.

The co-main event featured a Light Heavyweight rematch between Mauricio Rua, the 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix Champion, and the 2000 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix Champion, UFC Hall of Famer, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Mark Coleman.

The referees assigned for the event were Marc Goddard, Dan Miragliotta, Leon Roberts and Kevin Mulhall.

Future Irish UFC star, Conor McGregor attended this event at age 20 which inspired him to be a UFC competitor one day. [3]


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Dan Henderson def. Rich Franklin Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 27–30) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Mauricio Rua def. Mark Coleman TKO (punches) 3 4:36
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares def. Jeremy Horn Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Alan Belcher def. Denis Kang Submission (guillotine choke) 2 4:36
Welterweight Marcus Davis def. Chris Lytle Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Hathaway def. Tom Egan TKO (elbows) 1 4:36 [a]
Welterweight Martin Kampmann def. Alexandre Barros TKO (punches) 2 3:07
Light Heavyweight Eric Schafer def. Antonio Mendes TKO (punches) 1 3:35
Light Heavyweight Tomasz Drwal def. Ivan Serati KO (punches) 1 2:02
Lightweight Dennis Siver def. Nate Mohr TKO (spinning back kick and punches) 3 3:47
  1. ^ This fight aired on the PPV after the Horn vs. Palhares fight.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[4]

  • Fights of the Night: Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle and Mauricio Rua vs. Mark Coleman
  • Knockout of the Night: Dennis Siver
  • Submission of the Night: Alan Belcher

See also[edit]