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Their first bout split the mixed martial arts community, making it obvious that they needed more than 15 minutes to settle their score. On Saturday, September 19th, UFC superstars Dan Henderson and Rich Franklin will meet again in the main event of UFC 103 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, with Henderson looking to make it 2-0 over the former middleweight champ, and Franklin trying to even things up with the former two division PRIDE champion.

And if that’s not enough, the biggest MMA event to ever hit Texas will feature perhaps the most explosive heavyweight battle of the year when one of the sport’s most feared strikers, Mirko Cro Cop, takes on Brazilian knockout artist Junior Dos Santos. Tickets for UFC 103 are on sale now.


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Post #1   7/20/09 5:34:58PM   

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Hendo wins this fight as well, strange match up...

Post #2   7/20/09 5:39:25PM   

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I want a Hendo/Silva rematch, not this.

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I want to hear the logic behind this match up, isn't Hendo at 185? what's going on with him?

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Sounds like they just couldn't find a main event for 103 and this was their only option. I don't really care for it, but it if was Tito/Franklin or Hendo/Franklin as the choices, I'll take this matchup just to not have to hear Tito hype. Still it's kind of a wtf moment.

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This is bogus!! They need to figure out what weight classes they are going to be in and stay there. This makes no sense as far as the ultimate goal of winning the belt goes. Hendo deserves the next title shot after three wins in a row and the impressive KO of Bisping. I call BS!! Does anybody know if it is at a catch weight or at LHW?

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This is really confusing, I mean both of these guys are working towards a title shot in different weight classes whats the point of them fighting again?

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Damn, I'd rather see Franklin fight Tito. I think Hendo should be fighting top contenders at MW to get that title shot, not Rich Franklin at 205.

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Hendo has said that the only fight he will take at 185 is the title fight. That mixed with a need for a main event at 103 makes for a fight that really gets neither fighter anywhere. Does the winner get a shot at 185? Are both fighters gonna be at 205 now? Where would a win put either fighter in terms of 205 division?


I can't help but think there could have been better fights for both fighters.

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Hmm...guess they were out of main events. Everyone is booked. Personally I would have liked to see a Wandy vs Bisping matchup.

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Is this a joke?

There is no need for a rematch this close to their first match. UFC must be desperate, but I'd rather have a different match up even if it wasnt main event worthy

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I enjoyed the first fight IMO it was back and forth the whole time the first fight didn't intreage me but after watching it Im more willing to watch(order) 2

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Kind of a weak match up. Had this been later on, sure maybe then we could consider this..but its just been too soon. What happened with Tito? That would've made for a much better main event imo. Not that this is a bad fight, there just isn't much of a purpose for either one of them to fight again so soon.

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Posted by ncordless

Does the winner get a shot at 185?




Since nobody wants to see Silva/Franklin 3, no.

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That's a quick turnaround time for Hendo....seriously Hendo should have got a rematch with Anderson in Nov or Dec not a fight with Franklin in Sept.....

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