“UFC 103 Countdown: Franklin vs. Belfort” Debuts September 14th

Written by Tom Ngo
September 1st, 2009

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Spike TV has just announced that “UFC 103 Countdown: Franklin vs. Belfort” will debut on September 14th at 6PM ET/PT. UFC 103 jumps off September 19th inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Former  middleweight king Rich Franklin will be rolling out the welcome-back wagon for former UFC  light heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort as the two will meet in a 195-pound catchweight bout.

In addition, for the first time on a U.S. pay-per-view event, the UFC and Spike TV will broadcast a 60-minute lead-in show where they will televise two live preliminary bouts starting at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here are the fighters slated be be fighting in the night’s event:

Preliminary Bouts:

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rob Emerson
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac
Eliot Marshall vs. Jason Brilz
Brian Foster vs. Paul Daley
Jim Miller vs. Thiago Tavares

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Drew McFedries and Tomasz Drawl
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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