Eric Schafer to Face Antonio Mendes at UFC 93

Written by Tom Ngo
December 15th, 2008

UFC light heavyweight Eric Schafer will be taking on Antonio Mendes in the UFC’s debut event in Dublin, Ireland. Initially, Mendes was slated to take on Andre Gusmao on the card, however Gusmao was pulled from the event for unspecified reasons. UFC 93 will be taking place at the O2 Arena on January 17th.

Schafer is looking to follow up his impressive submission win over Houston Alexander at “UFC Fight Night 15” back in September. He currently holds a 10-3-2 professional record, however has won three consecutive UFC bouts.

Mendes lost to Thiago Silva in his Octagon debut at UFC 84 in May. The Brazilian currently holds a respectable 15-3 record, and will look to get his career back on track in his bout against Schafer.

The UFC had already announced the five televised bouts for the card, so this matchup will take place on the event’s undercard.

Here are the fighters Rumored to be fighting at UFC 93:

Preliminary Bouts:

Abdul Mohamed vs. TBD
Nate Mohr vs. Dennis Siver
Tom Egan vs. John Hathaway
Antonio Mendes vs. Eric Scafer
Ivan Serati vs. Thomasz Drwal
Martin Kampmann vs. Alexandre Barros

Main Bouts:

Jeremy Horn vs. Rousimar Palhares
Chris Lytle vs. Marcus Davis
Alan Belcher vs. Denis Kang
Mark Coleman vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson

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