UFC 93 took place in Dublin, Ireland this past Saturday. Unfortunately for fans, we got a very lackluster main event and co-main event. Dan Henderson edged out a pretty uneventful split decision victory that could have ended in a draw. With the victory, which featured a few takedowns and an accidental eye poke, Henderson is now the likely coach for TUF 9: England v. USA.
(Dan Henderson pictured)
Shogun Rua managed to finish Mark Coleman at the very end of the third frame. Unfortunately, both fighters were relatively gassed the entire fight. Palhares versus Horn turned out to be a good fight, but it also went to decision. The saving grace was Lytle v. Davis which featured a stand-up war.
The undercard was probably more exciting as it featured 5 TKO victories. Martin Kampmann was successful in his debut at 170 pounds. He should be a force to be reckoned with possessing solid stand-up and striking skills.
Dan Henderson def Rich Franklin via split decision
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua def Mark Coleman via TKO (strikes) R3, 4:36
Rousimar Palhares def Jeremy Horn via unanimous decision
Alan Belcher def Denis Kang via sub (guillotine choke) R2, 4:36
Marcus Davis def Chris Lytle via split decision
John Hathway def Tom Egan via TKO (strikes) R1, 4:36
Martin Kampmann def Alexandre Barros via TKO (strikes) R2, 3:09
Eric Schafer def Antonio Mendes via TKO (punches) R1, 3:35
Thomasz Drwal def Ivan Serati via TKO (punches) R1, 2:02
Dennis Siver def Nate Mohr via TKO (strikes) R3, 3:47