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Henderson and Franklin both weigh-in under the light heavyweight limit for UFC 93

The UFC held official weigh-ins for tomorrow’s UFC 93 event on Friday morning at 11 a.m. ET.

UFC 93 will emanate from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland and will feature former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin taking on former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight champion Dan Henderson in a light heavyweight bout. The event will air live in the United States on pay-per-view at 3:00 p.m. ET and will replay again at 10 p.m. ET.

Both Henderson and Franklin normally compete at middleweight and made the 206 pound light heavyweight limit with ease, as both came in under weight.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Mark Coleman will also be featured during the show’s co-main event in a rematch against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Cutting to light heavyweight for the first time, Coleman made weight during his first attempt.

The show’s undercard will also feature the welterweight debut of Martin Kampmann, who had been competing in the UFC’s middleweight division. Kampmann not only met the required weight of 171 pounds, he ended up weighing in at 168 pounds.

The remaining fighters scheduled to compete on the show all made weight. Full results from the weigh-ins are as follows:

Televised main card:

  • Dan Henderson (202) vs. Rich Franklin (203)
  • Mark Coleman (206) vs. Mauricio Rua (205)
  • Jeremy Horn (185) vs. Rousimar Palhares (184)
  • Alan Belcher (186) vs. Denis Kang (184)
  • Marcus Davis (169) vs. Chris Lytle (171)

Non-televised preliminary card:

  • Alexandre Barros (170) vs. Martin Kampmann (168)
  • Antonio Mendes (204) vs. Eric Schafer (205)
  • Tomasz Drwal (203) vs. Ivan Serati (204)
  • Tom Egan (169) vs. John Hathaway (171)
  • Dennis Siver (155) vs. Nate Mohr (156)
  • Paulo says:

    Henderson probably came in at 200.5 or 201 as the big sports drink bottle never left his hand during weigh-in.

  • G-DUB says:

    There’s been little effort on anyone’s part, especially the UFC itself, to promote Denis Kang’s first fight in the UFC. I’m perpelexed …. he’s a HUGE name from the PRIDE days (despite currently being on a losing streak) and not 1 article …. not one interview …. not even a picture of him appears above his name on the UFC 93 website!!
    Sam … has he just been unavailable and/or uncooperative in the build-up to this UFC? What’s going on?

  • john says:

    i have to be honest, i dont think th e promo for this fight card has been very good, you see more about gsp vs penn than you do about this card, granted gsp-penn is a bigger draw from the newer mma fans, but people who actually know who coleman,hend,and rua are this is a pretty damn good card…. there should have been a bigger build up to this card

  • Brandon says:

    Kang isn’t a huge superstar… he’s popular to the hardcore but the average fan has no idea who he is. Plus I would think the UFC is hesitant on pimping him of all people out… the guy is very hot and cold and has losses against guys that he should of beat.

  • platypus says:

    kang’s only popular among hardcore mma fans and asians / koreans…im rooting for him cuz im asian, but its risky for a lot of fans to get behind due to his recent mixed results, i hope he makes s splash tho

  • Gray D. says:

    G-DUB, Kang won his last two fights. He’s 3-3 in his last six, so not exactly a losing streak..

  • Charlie says:

    Dan is former Middleweight and LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT champ from pride not welterweight

    Editor’s Note: This is an incorrect correction. The PRIDE light heavyweight division was officially referred to as its middleweight division and its middleweight division was officially referred to as its welterweight division.


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