UFC 103

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on September 19, 2009 in Dallas at the American Airlines Center.[3] The event was broadcasted 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.[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]

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]

A previously announced bout featuring Steve Steinbeiss[7] was moved to UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard.[8] A previously announced bout featuring Aaron Simpson[7] was moved to UFC 102.[9]

An injury forced Matt Wiman out of a bout with Rafael dos Anjos.[10] Rob Emerson filled in.[11] A knee injury forced Thiago Tavares out of his bout with Jim Miller[12] and he was replaced by UFC newcomer Steve Lopez.[13]

An injury forced Dan Lauzon out of his bout with Rafaello Oliveira[14] and he was replaced by Nik Lentz.[15] An injury also forced Mike Swick out of his bout with Martin Kampmann, Paul Daley moved up from the undercard to face Kampmann.[16]


Preliminary card (Non-televised)

dos Anjos defeated Emerson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Kampmann vs. Daley fight.
Matyushenko defeated Pokrajac via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Marshall defeated Brilz via split decision (28–30, 30–27, 30–27).
Story defeated Foster via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:09 of round 2. 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.
Lentz defeated Oliveira via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27). This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Franklin vs. Belfort fight.
Miller defeated Lopez via TKO (injury) at 0:48 of round 2. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Escudero vs. Miller fight.

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Drwal defeated McFedries via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:03 of round 2.
Escudero defeated Miller via KO (punches) at 3:36 of round 1.

Main card

Griffin defeated Franca via KO (punches) at 3:26 of round 2.
Koscheck defeated Trigg via TKO (punches) at 1:25 of round 1.
Daley defeated Kampmann via TKO (punches) at 2:31 of round 1.
dos Santos defeated Filipović via submission (verbal due to strikes) at 2:00 of round 3.
Belfort defeated Franklin via KO (punches) at 3:02 of round 1.

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[17]

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


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  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/2009/12/ufc-establishes-new-mark-for-ppv-buys-in-2009/
  3. ^ "UFC 103". Ufc.com. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=EventDetail.FightCard&eid=2277. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "SPIKE TV TO TELECAST LIVE UNDERCARD BOUTS FOR THE FIRST TIME". Ufc.com. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=22036. 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. http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/UFC-ESPN-regionalize-U-K-broadcasts-Daley-figh;_ylt=AqY.6yzing0.KZmFtdvT5V09Eo14?urn=mma,186150. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Henderson-Franklin II to Headline UFC 103". mmajunkie.com. July 31, 2009. http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=21299. Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Aaron Simpson and Steve Steinbeiss Added to UFC 103". MMAFrenzy.com. http://mmafrenzy.com/10386/aaron-simpson-and-steve-steinbeiss-added-to-ufc-103/. Retrieved May 17, 2009. 
  8. ^ "STEINBEISS VS. JENSEN SET FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT 19". Mma Weekly. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9122&zoneid=13. Retrieved July 9, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Aaron Simpson vs. Ed Herman middleweight bout slotted for UFC Fight Night 19". Mma Junkie. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15502/aaron-simpson-vs-ed-herman-slotted-for-ufc-fight-night-19.mma. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Matt Wiman vs. Rafael dos Anjos Booked for UFC 103". MMAFrenzy.com. January 2, 2009. http://mmafrenzy.com/10904/matt-wiman-vs-rafael-dos-anjos-booked-for-ufc-103/. Retrieved July 10, 2009. 
  11. ^ Morgan, John. "Injury forces Matt Wiman out of UFC 103, Rob Emerson expected to face Rafael dos Anjos". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15613/injury-forces-matt-wiman-out-of-ufc-103-rob-emerson-expected-to-face-rafael-dos-anjos.mma. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
  12. ^ Morgan, John. "Thiago Tavares suffers knee injury, forced to withdraw from UFC 103 bout with Jim Miller". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15919/thiago-tavares-suffers-knee-injury-forced-to-withdraw-from-ufc-103-bout-with-jim-miller.mma. Retrieved August 20, 2009. 
  13. ^ Morgan, John. "Jim Miller to face UFC newcomer Steve Lopez on UFC 103 preliminary card". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/15931/jim-miller-to-face-ufc-newcomer-steve-lopez-on-ufc-103-preliminary-card.mma. Retrieved August 21, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Dan Lauzon Out of UFC 103 Fight Against Rafaello Oliveira With Back Injury". MMAFrenzy.com. January 2, 2009. http://mmafrenzy.com/11351/dan-lauzon-out-of-ufc-103-fight-against-rafaello-oliveira-with-back-injury/. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Nik Lentz Replaces Dan Lauzon, Fights Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 103". MMAFrenzy.com. January 2, 2009. http://mmafrenzy.com/11362/nik-lentz-replaces-dan-lauzon-fights-rafaello-oliveira-at-ufc-103/. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  16. ^ 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. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/ufc/2622916/Mike-Swick-injured-out-of-UFC-103-Paul-Daley-will-face-Martin-Kampmann-instead.html. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  17. ^ "UFC 103 fighter bonuses: Vitor Belfort, Rick Story, Brian Foster earn $65K awards". MMAjunkie. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16248/ufc-103-fighter-bonuses-vitor-belfort-rick-story-brian-foster-earn-65k-awards.mma. Retrieved September 20, 2009.