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UFC makes nine bouts official for UFC 93

The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed previously reported matchups for its UFC 93 event, which is set to take place on Saturday, January 17 and emanate from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

In addition to featured matchups between light heavyweights Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Mark Coleman, fights between Denis Kang vs. Alan Belcher, Andre Gusmao vs. Antonio Mendes, Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle, Jeremy Horn vs. Rouismar Palhares, Tomasz Drwal vs. Ivan Serati, and Tom Egan vs. John Hathaway have all been confirmed by the promotion.

Kang, Serati, Egan, and Hathaway will all be making their UFC debuts on the card.

According to the site, as of now, the bouts scheduled to be telecast are Franklin vs. Henderson, Coleman vs. Rua, Kang vs. Belcher, Mendes vs. Gusmao, and Siver vs. Mohr. However, changes to the preliminary TV schedule could be made, as it is unlikely that Siver vs. Mohr would make the telecast ahead of Davis vs. Lytle, a battle of professional boxers that could contend for “Fight of the Night” honors.

Also, the UFC has yet to announce whether UFC 93 will air in the United States on Spike TV or on pay-per-view. Previous reports indicated that the promotion was in talks to possibly broadcast the event free of charge on Spike TV, but with each day that passes without an agreement, the more likely it is that the event will be a PPV.

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Of course it’ll be on Spike for free.
    Hell ,I’m already working on my ,”Kang,Kang,KANG” chants,and planning a menu of Kangburgers and Kangfries for my guests.
    Don’t screw this up for me ,UFC!!!

  • JTM says:

    There’s no way they won’t show “The Irish Hand Grenade”. The crowd reaction alone will be legendary / frightening to watch.

  • Davey D says:

    They really do need to put Marcus vs. Chris on the main card or at least make damn sure it gets air time. That fight will not go the distance and will be shocked if it does. Maybe they feel the same and have made it the #1 swing bout becuase of it?

  • Jason G says:

    Nobobdy wants to order ppv in the afternoon or at night on tape delay. Put it on Spike! I read somewhere a month or two ago that supposedly Spike TV has already spent most of the production budget of the year on previous UFC telecasts so they need to dig up some funds and make me happy.

    On a side note, wouldn’t it be nice that if Spike didn’t want or have the funds to broadcast a European PPV that Zuffa could option it to another network like NBC, ABC, CBS, or HBO?

  • hindsightufuk says:

    yeah the irish love americans in kilts. theyre not fucking idiots
    looks like an entertaining card alright

  • paddiosf says:

    I’m excited to see Kang finally in the Octagon, this is a Big Test for him..I give him the edge but as we all know Pride fighters havent faired well in there first UFC fight..

  • Lincoln says:

    I notice people are always eager to say this fighter or that fighter is washed up,but I never see Jeremy Horn’s name mentioned in those discussions and it should,because this is another loss.Palhares wins easily by submission.

  • Cathedron says:

    Jeremy Horn has such a prolific record (88-18-5) that he could lose his next 10 and still have a good winning percentage. It puts a two or three fight losing streak in perspective when you see a guy with over 100 pro fights on his resume. He’s obviously going for quantity over quality at this point.


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