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“UFC 103 Countdown: Franklin vs. Belfort” Debuts Tonight

Written by Tom Ngo
September 14th, 2009

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Don’t forget to catch the debut of “UFC 103 Countdown: Franklin vs. Belfort” tonight on Spike TV at 7PM ET/PT. UFC 103 jumps off on 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:

(PPV 10PM ET/7PM PT)

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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