Brazilian jiu-jitsu submission specialist Rousimar Palhares (8-2) and mixed martial arts journeyman Jeremy Horn (80-18-5) are expected to collide in a 185-pound tilt at UFC 93 at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, on January 17, according to a report confirmed by InTheGuard.tv.
The up-and-coming Palhares recently dropped a unanimous decision to Dan Henderson at UFC 88: "Breakthrough" on September 6. Once again, however, he demonstrated just how dangerous he can be on the ground -- Henderson did everything he could to keep the fight standing.
Palhares tapped the experienced Ivan Salaverry with a super slick armbar at UFC 84: "Ill Will" in his Octagon debut back in May. It was so slick, in fact, it earned him a $70,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus.
Horn is on a two fight skid since returning to the promotion, losing to Dean Lister and Nate Marquardt, respectively, via submission (guillotine chokes), which does not bode well for "Gumby" against a beast like Palhares.
In fact, Horn has won just two of his last six fights.He was supposed to return against Wilson Gouveia at UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17 before an injury forced him off the card.
Regardless, Horn -- a 103-fight mixed martial arts veteran -- is a legend in the sport at just 32-years-old, meaning that he has the ability to win a fight every time he competes. But it’s not going to be easy — Palhares is very well-versed in submissions and is extremely powerful
UFC 93 will feature two of the world’s most elite 205-pound fighters, Rich "Ace" Franklin (24-3) and Dan "Hollywood" Henderson (23-7), duking it out in the main event. And Brazilian powerhouse Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will return and look to get back in the win column as he takes on UFC pioneer Mark "The Hammer" Coleman.
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