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UFC 103 to Host 13 Bouts

Written by Tom Ngo
August 13th, 2009
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UFC 103

The UFC has just announced that Vladimir Matyushenko will be returning to the Octagon to face Igor Pokrajac at UFC 103. The organization also confirmed that their Dallas, Texas debut will feature a remarkable 13 bouts.

Matyushenko stakes claim to an impressive 22-4 pro record, however was only 3-2 during his two-year run in the UFC back in 2003. To his defense, his losses came against a pair of future UFC champs in Andrei Arlovski and Tito Ortiz.

Pokrajac is currently riding an eight-fight winning streak, however this will be his first tango under the UFC’s bright lights. The Cro Cop Team-trained fighter has finished in 18 of his 21 career wins.

UFC 103 will be taking place inside the American Airlines Center on September 19th. Here is the complete line-up for the night’s pay-per-view broadcast:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rob Emerson
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac
Eliot Marshall vs. Jason Brilz
Drew McFedries and Tomasz Drawl
Brian Foster vs. Paul Daley
Jim Miller vs. Thiago Tavares
Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller

Main Bouts:

Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin
Frank Trigg vs. Josh Koshcheck
Mike Swick vs. Martin Kampmann
Junior dos Santos vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort (195-pound Catchweight Bout)

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