Four Bouts Announced for UFC 103 in Dallas

Frank Trigg. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced four bouts set to take place on UFC 103 which is scheduled for September 19 at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas.

Former UFC #1 contender Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg is back and he’ll be taking on top ranked welterweight Josh Koscheck.

It’s been nearly four years since Trigg last fought in the UFC. Since dropping consecutive bouts to Georges St. Pierre and Matt Hughes, Trigg has gone 7-2 scoring victories over Jason Miller, Ronald Jhun, Kazuo Misaki, and Edwin Dewees.

Koscheck, a member of the American Kickboxing Academy, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 12-4. Since losing to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, Koscheck has gone 3-2 with victories over Dustin Hazelett, Chris Lytle, and Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Koscheck is coming off a TKO loss to Paulo Thiago at UFC 95 in February.

Mike “Quick” Swick and Martin “Hitman” Kampmann will lock horns in a welterweight affair that is likely to determine the next challenger for St. Pierre’s welterweight title.

Swick, a former middleweight, is currently 4-0 while competing in the UFC welterweight division. Since making the drop, Swick has reeled off victories over Josh Burkman, Marcus Davis, Jonathan Goulet, and Ben Saunders.

Kampmann, a native of Aarhus, Denmark, possesses a MMA record of 15-2. Kampmann, much like Swick, made the drop to welterweight after losing to Nate Marquardt at UFC 88. Kampmann is currently 2-0 at welterweight with victories over Alexandre Barros and Carlos Condit.

Lightweights Hermes Franca and Tyson Griffin will do battle on the main card of UFC 103 to see who moves one step closes to a lightweight title shot.

Franca, a native of Fortaleza, Brazil, possesses a MMA record of 19-7. Franca’s last octagon appearance came at UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote where he defeated ATT’s Marcus Aurelio.

Griffin, a member of Xtreme Couture, owns a MMA record of 13-2. Griffin is coming off a decision victory over Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 18.

Finally, The Ulimate Fighter alumni Cole Miller and Efrain Escudero will throw down in a lightweight affair.

Miller, a member of American Top Team, possesses a MMA record of 15-3. Miller is currently riding a two fight winning streak with victories over Jorge Gurgel and Junie Browning.

Escudero, a native of Tempe, Arizona, possesses an unblemished MMA record of 11-0. Escudero won The Ultimate Fighter 8 defeating Phillipe Nover in the finals.


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