We will be going live at 1:00 PM ET with live results of UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson, which takes place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The show will be televised live at 3:00 PM ET on PPV and also via tape delay at 10 PM ET for those in North America.
The event is headlined by former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin taking on former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight title holder Dan Henderson in a dream fight years in the making. Additional featured bouts include a rematch between UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as well as the UFC debut of Denis Kang, who will take on Alan Belcher.
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Dennis Siver def. Nate Mohr - TKO (Strikes)
Tomasz Drwal def. Ivan Serati - TKO (Punches)
Eric Schafer def. Antonio Mendes - TKO (Punches)
Martin Kampmann def. Alexandre Barros - TKO (Punches)
John Hathaway def. Tom Egan - TKO (Strikes)
Round 1: After an initial feeling-out period, Lytle stuns Davis with a right hand and backs him up against the cage. Lytle moves in for the kill with another right hand tha tlands but Davis wisely moves back to the center of the cage to regain his composure. The two exchange back and forth in the center. Davis lands a left hook. They flurry again. Davis lands a body kick. Davis charges towards Lytle with punches and then tosses him to the ground. Lytle gets back up. Davis scores another takedown but Lytle quickly gets back to his feet. They continue to exchange until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Davis.
Round 2: Lytle presses forward to start the second round. Lytle rushes Davis with a flurry and the two go toe-to-toe for a moment. Davis covers up and Lytle continues to throw but nothing lands of note. Davis literally runs away to get away from Lytle. Davis lands a body shot and trips Lytle to the canvas. The two wait until the referee brings Lytle back to his feet. Davis bombards Lytle with knees. They continue to exchange with Davis getting the better of Lytle. Davis lands yet another body kick. Lytle wings looping punches and Davis counters with a right hand. Lytle misses with a wild uppercut. More exchanges. Davis has blood running from his nose. Davis lands a jab and then an elbow. They each land more punches in a quick exchange before the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Lytle.
Round 3: They continue to push the pace at the start of the third and final round. Davis lands a combination and follows with another body kick. Davis connects with another combo in which Lytle also lands. Each fighter is swinging away with bombs. Davis with another body kick. Davis tries a running knee and lands yet another body kick. Lytle’s right eye is starting to close and a mouse under Davis’ eye is growing. Lytle lands a body shot and Davis responds with a jumping knee to Lytle’s stomach. Davis back into the fence and they exchange at a furious pace. Lytle lands another body shot and an overhand right. Davis drops Lytle with a knee during the final ten seconds and they exchange until the horn. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Davis and the fight 29-28 for Davis as well. The judges are split, but ultimately award Davis the decision.
Winner: Marcus Davis - Split Decision
Round 1: Kang pumps the jab and throws a right hand to start things off. Belcher keeping his hands very low. Kang lands a right and the two go toe-to-toe. Kang shoots in for a takedown and slams Belcher to the mat. Belcher tries to maintain a tight guard but Kang quickly passes to half-guard. Kang controls Belcher until Belcher is able to get back to his feet. Kang quickly takes him down again. Kang stands up and attempts a d’arch choke but can’t lock it in. They scramble but Kang remains on top. Kang works for a kimura but Belcher defends well. Kang moves to side control and controls Belcher until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Kang.
Round 2: Both Belcher and Kang connect with punches to start round two. Belcher pushes Kang up against the cage and throws a knee. Kang tries to trip Belcher to the canvas but Belcher keeps his balance. They separate and Belcher lands a body kick. Kang scores another takedown. They scramble and Kang lands in half-guard. Kang tries to free his leg but can’t do so and referee Dan Mirgialotta stands the fight up. They exchange jabs. Kang takes Belcher down but gets stuck in a guillotine choke. Belcher squeezes and Kang quickly taps. The fight ends at the 4:36 mark of the second round.
Winner: Alan Belcher - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Round 1: Horn throws a combo that comes up short to start the fight. Palhares rushes Horn and takes him down. Horn rolls and Palhares immediately takes his back. Palhares punches at Horn from behind. Horn is able to roll to guard but gives up his back once again. Palhares takes Horn’s back and punches from behind before getting side control during a scramble. Horn pulls guard again and raises his hips but doesn’t attempt a submission. Palhares slips back for a leg lock but Horn gets out. Horn gets back to his feet but Palhares slams him back down. Horn tries to get up but Palhares spins and takes his back again. Palhares delivers more punches from behind until Horn rolls to guard. Palhares works for a kneebar but decides to let the position go. Palhares pounds away at Horn from behind until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Palhares.
Round 2: Horn lands a good leg kick to start the round but Palhares responds with a right hand. Palhares slams him down again. Palhares yet again takes Horn’s back and punches from behind but isn’t doing very much damage. Horn tries to buck Palhares off of him and is able to score a takedown of his own. Horn quickly mounts Palhares and then surprisingly locks in an arm triangle, however Palhares is able to get out of it. They scramble and stand up. Palhares tries a spinning back kick. Horn pumps away with the jab. Palhares throws an uppercut. Horn lands a right but misses with a head kick. Horn lands a left hook but Palhares takes him down again. Horn nearly gets Palhares in a triangle but can’t lock it in. Palhares escapes and moves to half-guard. He stays there until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Horn.
Round 3: Palhares suplexes Horn to the mat to start the final round. Horn has a small cut under his left eye. They scramble and Palhares takes Horn’s back again. Another scramble sees the two stand up. Palhares tries for multiple takedowns but Horn stuffs them all. Horn drops down for a guillotine but loses it. Palhares gets on top of him and Horn pulls guard. They scramble and Palhares once again takes Horn’s back. Horn tells Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan that he won’t get thrown again. Palhares gets on top of Horn but doesn’t provide much offense. The referee finally stands them up. Horn tries a head kick but it’s partially blocked by Palhares. Horn fakes a takedown but Palhares charges forward and muscles him down. He controls Horn on the ground until the end of the round. The crowd doesn’t appreciate Palhares’ effort very much. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Palhares and the fight 29-28 for him as well. The judges all award Palhares a 30-27 decision win.
Winner: Rousimar Palhares - Unanimous Decision
Round 1: Coleman throws a straight right hand to start the fight and Shogun responds with a knee while Coleman takes him down. Coleman starts unleashing some ground and pound but Shogun is able to stand up. Shogun tries for a standing kimura but Coleman takes him back down. Shogun works for a leg lock and then opts to stand up. Shogun lands a right and Coleman brings the fight back down. Coleman stands and kicks at Shogun’s legs before getting back on top of Shogun. Shogun tries for an armbar but Coleman gets out. Shogun stands up and actually scores a takedown on Coleman. They scramble and stand up. Shogun lands a big leg kick and follows with another. Coleman lands a left hook. Shogun lands a right and then a knee. Coleman shoots for Shogun stuffs his takedown and then takes his back. Coleman reverses position and they stand again. Coleman is exhausted. Shogun knocks Coleman down with a sloppy right. They exchange punches until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Coleman.
Round 2: Shogun misses with a leg kick at the start of the second round. Shogun landing leg kicks at will while Coleman just stands there. Coleman lands a stiff jab. Coleman shoots and then slams Shogun down, but Shogun is able to work his way back to his feet. Coleman ducks under a combination. Shogun tries for a takedown but is reversed by Coleman to his stomach. They exchange jabs. Shogun blasts Coleman with a right and then a jab. They clinch and separate. Coleman lands a jab. Shogun gets the Thai clinch and lands some knees. Shogun pulls guard and Coleman gets on top until Shogun is able to get back up. Coleman scores another takedown. Shogun partially locks in an omoplata but decides to just punch away at Coleman until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round
Round 3: Both fighters are exhausted to start the round. Coleman lands a body shot and Shogun responds with a left hand and jumping knee. Coleman eventually takes Shogun down. Coleman lands some body punches and then switches to elbows. Shogun tries to sweep Coleman and then tries for a kneebar. Coleman slips out of the hold and takes Shogun’s back. He punches him from behind while Shogun covers up. Shogun flips around to the front of Coleman and knees him to the body. The referee stops the fight thinking that it was to the head and warns Shogun. Shogun clips Coleman with punches after the fight restarts. Shogun tees off on Coleman, knocks him down with a combination, and the referee quickly stops the fight. Coleman complains about the stoppage but was clearly not defending himself. Either way, embarrassing performances by both fighters. The end comes at the 4:36 mark.
Winner: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua - TKO (Strikes)
Round 1: Henderson tries a leg kick to start things off. Franklin lands a high kick. Henderson charges at Franklin with a punch and knee combo but slips. Franklin jumps on him but Henderson ends up on top in a scramble. Henderson works some ground-and-pound while Franklin tries to get back up. Franklin is eventually able to stand and moves away from Henderson. Franklin lands a body kick and Henderson a leg kick. Franklin with more body kicks. Franklin tries a running punch and Henderson responds with an uppercut. Franklin lands a leg kick and a body kick before following up with a combination. Henderson lands a right and then blocks a high kick. Franklin tries to take Henderson down and tries another high kick. Henderson misses a head kick just before the round ends. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Henderson.
Round 2: Franklin misses with some left hooks to start the second round. Henderson lands two straight leg kicks. Henderson comes up short with a spinning back kick attempt. Franklin lands a left hand and a knee. Henderson just misses his signature right hand while Franklin comes in with a leg kick. Henderson clinches after taking another body kick. Henderson scores a takedown and controls Franklin on the ground. Both cuts on Franklin’s forehead are bleeding. Henderson lands two big punches before the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Henderson.
Round 3: The two exchange on the feet to start the round. Franklin lands a left and Henderson responds with a right. Henderson scores a takedown and gets on top of Franklin. Franklin works for a triangle but lets it go. Franklin sweeps Henderson and partially takes his back. Henderson gets back to his feet and takes some knees to the body from Franklin. Henderson lands a leg kick. Franklin lands a body kick and left hand. Franklin clinches Henderson against the cage and lands a knee to the body. Franklin throwing combinations. Henderson slips while trying a high kick but gets back up. Henderson then inadvertenly pokes Franklin in the eye. Franklin immediately falls to the ground in pain. Mirgliotta gives Franklin two minutes to recover and the fight is restarted. The two exchange wildly until the end of the round. MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Franklin but the fight 29-28 Henderson. The judges are split but award the decision to Henderson.
Winner: Dan Henderson - Split Decision
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