Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is ready for its return trip to the "Lone Star State," which is scheduled for the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, TONIGHT (Saturday, Sept. 19)!
UFC 103 will feature a main event between Rich "Ace" Franklin and Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort at a 195-pound catchweight. Also slated for top-billing is a heavyweight tilt between former Pride FC superstar, Mirko Cro Cop, and surging heavyweight prospect, Junior Dos Santos.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 103, beginning with the pay-per-view (PPV) telecast at 10 p.m. ET below. Remember that Spike TV will also feature two bouts, Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller and Tomasz Drwal vs. Drew McFedries, on its network commercial-free earlier in the evening at 9 p.m. ET.
In addition, up-to-the-minute quick results of all the other under card have been recorded.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 103 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!)
UFC 103 QUICK RESULTS:
Vitor Belfort defeats Rich Franklin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Junior Dos Santos defeats Mirko Cro Cop via Verbal Submission (Strikes) Round 3
Paul Daley defeats Martin Kampmann via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Josh Koscheck defeats Frank Trigg via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Tyson Griffin defeats Hermes Franca via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Efrain Escudero defeats Cole Miller via knockout in round one
Tomasz Drwal defeats Drew McFedries via submission (rear naked choke) in round two
Jim Miller defeats Steve Lopez via technical knockout (shoulder injury) in round two
Nick "The Carnie" Lentz defeats Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira via unanimous decision
Rick Story defeats Brian Foster via submission (arm triangle choke) in round two
Eliot "The Fire" Marshall defeats Jason Brilz via split decision
Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko defeats Igor Pokrajac via unanimous decision
Rafael dos Anjos defeats Rob "The Saint" Emerson via unanimous decision
UFC 103 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
Rich "Ace" Franklin vs. Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort (195-pound limit)
Round one: Both guys feeling each other out. Leg kick from Belfort. Both guys light on their feet but not much action through the 1st minute. Good body kick from Franklin caught and Belfort lands a glancing right. Decent right hook from Belfort both guys bang heads in the process. Nice uppercut then right hand from Belfort and Franklin is hurt! Left hook sends Franklin to the mat and Belfort hops on him and starts pounding away with vicious lefts! Franklin is covering up and thats it!! Belfort with an impressive KO!
Final result: Vitor Belfort defeats Rich Franklin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (265-pound limit)
Round one: Dos Santos comes out swinging big. He lands a left right. Body kick from Cro Cop. Head kick from Cro Cop blocked. Cro Cop on his heels. Body kick from Cro Cop. Jab to the body from Dos Santos. Good right then a big left hook from Dos Santos and Cro Cop is hurt!!! Good uppercut from Dos Santos. Thier tied up against the fence. Dos Santos is bleeding above his right eye, they exchange knees to the gut from the clinch. Dos Santos is controlling the Octagon and forcing Cro Cop to fight with his back on the cage. Knees to the body from both men from the clinch. They briefly go to the ground but scramble right back up. The crowd chanting for Cro Cop. Good left from Cro Cop stuns Dos Santos. Another good straight left. The cut is bleeding more now over Dos Santos eye. Good body shot from Dos Santos. Their tied up and both guys land lefts to end the round. Super close round, could go either way but id lean towards Dos Santos 10-9.
Round two: Dos Santos with a sharp right that just misses. Cro Cop lands a double left. Another straight left from Cro Cop. Dos Santos with an uppercut and then right. Body shot from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos as Cro Cop misses a big head kick. Dos Santos with another good body shot. Body shot from Dos Santos and a good right hand. Knee to the stomach for Cro Cop. A good knee to the body from Dos Santos. Body shot from Dos Santos. Good kick from Cro Cop but it looks to have landed low. The ref stops the fight. Back to the action after a minute plus. Good left hook from Dos Santos. Good right left combo from Dos Santos and now Cro Cop is cut above his left eye. Body kick from Dos Santos to close the round, and he dominated that round easily. 10-9 Dos Santos.
Round three: Cro Cop looks a little desperate. Good left by Cro Cop!! Mirko has seemed hesitant all night. Good leg kick from Cro Cop. Great knee to the body and then knee to the head from Dos Santos. Good right from Dos Sanotos then left and two big knees to the body!!! A big right and Cro Cop is hurt!!!! Dos Santos with the clinch and some good knees to the body. Their apart and Junior Dos Santos starts celebrating but the ref has not stopped the fight! Cro Cop seems to be waving off the fight! Cro Cop tells the ref he cannot see and thats it. Cro Cop quits in the middle of the fight.
Final result: Junior Dos Santos defeats Mirko Cro Cop via Verbal Submission (Strikes) Round 3
Martin "Hitman" Kampmann vs. Paul "Semtex" Daley (170-pound limit)
Round one: Kampmann with a left hook that lands. Good jab from Kampmann. Faley with two good left hooks. Big uppercut and left hook from Daley and good right from Kampmann. Good left hook from Daley. Uppercut from Daley. Right and then Left hook from Daley. Another good hook from Daley and two more left hooks, and Kampmann looks a little out of it. Nice jab then right from Kampmann. Kampmann now has Daley pressed up against the cage. Great knee from the clinch from Kampmann. Daley with a BIG left hook and Kampmann is hurt!!! Then he lands another BIG left hook and Kampmann is out on his feet!!! Daley then lands a left then right combo!!! Thats it Yves Lavigne stops the fight!!! Paul Daley with a HUGE win.
Final result: Paul Daley defeats Martin Kampmann via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Josh "Kos" Koscheck vs. Frank "Twinkle Toes" Trigg (170-pound limit)
Round one: Trigg with a good straight left. Trigg the aggressor. Kos looking for the body. Good right from Kos and then he lands another BIG overhand right and Trigg is down!!! Kos now pounding on Trigg while he's down and thats it!!! The ref stops it Koscheck with a big KO.
Final result: Josh Koscheck defeats Frank Trigg via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin (155-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from Griffin. Griffin with two more good leg kicks that snap. Inside leg kick from Griffin. Jab from Tyson. Body shot from Griffin. Leg kick from Griffin. Double right from Tyson. Nice left hook from Tyson. Left right from Griffin. Nice right then head kick from Griffin as the crowd boo's. Franca seems reluctant to engage. Big uppercut from Griffin. Leg kick from Tyson. Franca looks out of shape and doesnt seem to want to mix it up what so ever. Tyson with a good right over the top. Nice left hook from Griffin drops Franca for a brief second. Two great inside kicks from Griffin and Franca looks terrible, the crowd is booing mercilessly and for good reason.
Round two: Overhand right from France his first real offensive move. WOW Franca comes out and is throwing bombs now and lands with 3 big shots and then a BIG knee. Griffin is throwing back and connecting. These guys are just throwing haymakers like crazy!!!! Things now slow down a bit after that amazing flurry of action. Griffin lands a good right. Jab from Tyson. Inside leg kick from Griffin. Great right over the top and left uppercut from Griffin. Leg kick from Tyson. Inside leg kick from Franca. Another leg kick from Griffin. Great inside leg kick from Griffin. Griffin lands a BIG straight right and drops Franca!!!! Griffin jumps on top and is pounding away like crazy!!! Hes dropping BOMBS on Franca and connecting, hes pounding away and Franca is out!!! Thats it, Tyson Griffin with an amazing KO win.
Final result: Tyson Griffin defeats Hermes Franca via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Efrain "Hecho en Mexico" Escudero vs. Cole "Magrino" Miller (155-pound limit)
Round one: Both fighters meet in the center of the cage and quickly back off and start to shadow box, jockeying for position. Miller misses with a right and Escudero misses with a spinning kick. Escudero lands a nice right hand and Miller responds with a stiff jab. Miller walks into a short Escudero upper cut but seems fine. Miller goes for a kick and Escudero catches it and punches him in the face, putting Miller on his butt. Miller gets up and the two are on their feet once again. Miller lands a nice right and Escudero fires back with a kick. Miller pumps the jab and the reach advantage is clear. Escudero closes the distance and scores a slam, but Miller is back on his feet fast. Escudero hits him with a short left that stuns Miller ... he backs up and then Escudero drills him with a straight right that puts Miller flat on his back. He follows it up with a few head bouncers just for short measure and Miller is OUT COLD! The referee is forced to step in and save Miller from further abuse. Wow. Not bad for a wrestler.
Final result: Efrain Escudero defeats Cole Miller via knockout in round one
Tomasz "The Gorilla" Drwal vs. Drew "The Massacre" McFedries (205-pound limit)
Round one: Drwal comes out with a low kick and McFedries whiffs with an uppercut/left combination in response. Drwal attempts a takedown and McFedries defends nicely. The fighters get hung up on the cage and exchange blows in close distance. McFedries misses with a lunging left. He's cut under his left eye. Drwal lands a low kick. McFedries connects with an uppercut, which forces Drwal to duck under and secure a takedown. McFedries gets to his feet quickly, but the Polish fighter is draped on his back, unleashing knees to the thighs. McFedries breaks free and the pair exchange leather. Now it heats up and the punches are flying -- both fighters are finding their marks. Great pace. Drwal connects with a left hook/right jab that appears to stun McFedries. "Massacre" appears to be very nonchalant. Drwal gets a takedown, then mount, and then McFedries' back as he rolls out of the dangerous position. That's how the round ends. McFedries looks gassed.
Round two: McFedries is just slinging punches with no defense whatsoever. Drwal capitalizes with a nice combo that stuns McFedries. He follows it up with a takedown -- McFedries has no answer. Now he has mount. McFedries rolls and Drwal gets his back. He sinks in a rear naked and McFedries spits out his mouthpiece. He's not even trying to defend at this point. McFedries taps ... that's it! He seemed to have nothing left.
Final result: Tomasz Drwal defeats Drew McFedries via submission (rear naked choke) in round two