UFC 93

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UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
The poster for UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJanuary 17, 2009
VenueThe O2
CityDublin, Ireland
Total gate$1,300,000
Buyrate350,000 [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 Maurício 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. This fight was a rematch of their first controversial match at Pride 31 which resulted in a brawl between the camps of both Chute Boxe Academy and Team Hammer House.


Main card (PPV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Dan Henderson def. Rich Franklin Decision (split) (29–28, 27–30, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Maurício 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, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Welterweight John Hathaway def. Tom Egan TKO (elbows) 1 4:36
Welterweight Martin Kampmann def. Alexandre Barros TKO (punches) 2 3:09
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

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[3]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://mmapayout.com/2009/12/ufc-establishes-new-mark-for-ppv-buys-in-2009/
  2. ^ "UFC 93: Franklin vs Henderson". UFC.com. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2009.
  3. ^ Martin, Damon (January 17, 2009). "UFC HANDS DOWN $40,000 BONUSES IN IRELAND". Archived from the original on January 26, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2009.