UFC 93 Quick Recap

There were a lot of close, up and down fights on UFC 93. For the most part however it was a below average card. The were no real stand out matches or performances. Other than Alan Belcher's win over Denis Kang there were no real surprises either. The big story of the night was another disappointing performance by Shogun Rua. Everyone expected him to simply destroy Coleman. He struggled to finish off the veteran and in the process gassed in the second round. It was a sloppy performance however he emerged victories via TKO in the third. After the event it was announced that Liddell and Shogun would square of at UFC 97 in Montreal, Canada. That still looks like a intriguing match-up for me despite neither fighter being at their peak.

Full UFC 93 Fight Results

Main Card
  • Dan Henderson over Rich Franklin in a split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)* Another blemish for UFC judges.
  • Mauricio "Shogun" Rua over Mark Coleman via TKO (strikes) in the 3rd Round, 4:36. Shogun underperformed once again.
  • Rousimar Palhares over Jeremy Horn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) A dominant performance by Palhares.
  • Alan Belcher over Denis Kang via a guillotine choke in the 2nd Round 2. Dens Kang chokes in his UFC debut after dominating the first round.
  • Marcus Davis over Chris Lytle in split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). An entertaining fight that deservedly earned fight of the night honours.
Preliminary Card
  • John Hathway over Tom Egan via a TKO (strikes) in the 1st Round 1, 4:36
  • Martin Kampmann over Alexandre Barros via a TKO in the 2nd round, 3:09
  • Eric Schafer over Antonio Mendes via a TKO (punches) in the 1st Round, 3:35
  • Thomasz Drwal over Ivan Serati via a TKO in the 1st Round, 2:02
  • Dennis Siver over Nate Mohr via a TKO in the 3rd Round, 3:47

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