UFC 93

UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson 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 "Ace" Franklin and former PRIDE middleweight (205 lbs) and welterweight (183 lbs) 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 "Shogun" Rua, the PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix winner, and the PRIDE 2000 Open Weight Grand Prix winner, UFC Hall of Famer, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Mark "The Hammer" Coleman. The referees assigned for the event were Marc Goddard, Dan Miragliotta, Leon Roberts and Kevin Mulhall.


Preliminary card

* Lightweight bout: Germany Dennis Siver vs. United States Nate Mohr

Siver defeated Mohr via TKO (strikes) at 3:47 of round 3.

* Light Heavyweight bout: Poland Tomasz Drwal vs. Italy Ivan Serati

Drwal defeated Serati via KO (punches) at 2:02 of round 1.

* Light Heavyweight bout: United States Eric Schafer vs. Brazil Antonio Mendes

Schafer defeated Mendes via TKO (punches) at 3:35 of round 1.

* Welterweight bout: Denmark Martin Kampmann vs. Brazil Alexandre Barros

Kampmann defeated Barros via TKO (punches) at 3:07 of round 2.

* Welterweight bout: Republic of Ireland Thomas Egan vs. England John Hathaway

Hathaway defeated Egan via TKO (elbows) at 4:36 of round 1. This fight was the only preliminary bout shown on the PPV broadcast.

Main card

* Welterweight bout: United States Marcus Davis vs. United States Chris Lytle

Davis defeats Lytle via split decision (29–28, 29–28, 28–29).

* Middleweight bout: United States Alan Belcher vs. Canada Denis Kang

Belcher defeated Kang via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:36 of Round 2.

* Middleweight bout: United States Jeremy Horn vs. Brazil Rousimar Palhares

Palhares defeated Horn via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).

* Light Heavyweight bout: United States Mark Coleman vs. Brazil Mauricio Rua

Rua defeated Coleman via TKO (punches) at 4:36 of round 3.

* Light Heavyweight bout: United States Rich Franklin vs. United States Dan Henderson

Henderson defeated Franklin via split decision (29–28, 29–28, 27–30).

* Fights of the Night: United States Marcus Davis vs. United States Chris Lytle and Brazil Mauricio Rua vs. United States Mark Coleman
* Knockout of the Night: Germany Dennis Siver
* Submission of the Night: United States Alan Belcher