Welcome to FiveKnuckles.com live, blow-by-blow coverage of UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort” presented by Yahoo UFC PPV.
Tonight's card is coming to you live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and features former middleweight champion Rich Franklin vs. former light-heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort. Also, Mirko Filpovic takes on Junior dos Santos in a heavyweight battle.
As always, FiveKnuckles.com will provide free, live round-by-round coverage of the main card action starting at 10:00p ET. The undercard airs live on Spike TV for the first time and we'll provide results for those as well.
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UFC 103 QUICK RESULTS:
Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort - Belfort wins by TKO at 3:02 of round 1
Junior dos Santos vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic - dos Santos wins by verbal submission at 2:00 of round 3.
Martin Kampmann vs. Paul Daley - Daley wins by TKO at 2:31 of round 1
Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg - Koscheck wins by TKO at 1:25 of round 1
Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca - Griffin wins by KO at 3:26 of round 2
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Igor Pokrajac - Matyushenko wins by unanimous decision
Nik Lentz vs. Rafaello Oliveira - Lentz wins by unanimous decision
Ricky Story vs. Brian Foster - Story wins by submission at 1:09 of round 1
Jim Miller vs. Steve Lopez - Miller wins by TKO at :48 of round 2
Drew McFedries vs. Tomasz Drwal - Drwal wins by submission at 1:03 of round 2
Eliot Marshall vs. Jason Brilz - Marshall wins by split decision
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Robert Emerson - dos Anjos wins by unanimous decision
UFC 103 Main Card Blow-By-Blow:
Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca:
Round one: Griffin throws a few leg kicks right away then they do some measuring. They trade a few quick exchanges with Griffin holding a small advantage early. They continue to trade conservatively as the Dallas crowd gets restless. Griffin is getting in and out with quick combinations while Franca is looking to counter with the big bomb. Not a lot of action to report but it's a 10-9 for Griffin on FiveKnuckles' card.
Round two: Both fighters get more aggressive right away in round two with some nice exchanges in both directions, a slight advantage to Franca as he catches a Griffin kick. Griffin then lands some more nice combos to take back the momentum. He continues to land leg kicks on Franca then BOOM! Griffin lands a huge straight right to Franca's chin sending Franca to the floor where Griffin pounces and finishes him with a series of punches and elbows.
Final result: Griffin wins by KO at 3:26 of round 2.
Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg:
Round one: Trigg is moving forward and lands a nice left as Koscheck backs up. Trigg continues to stalk and walks right into a big right hook. Koscheck hops right on him and finishes him off.
Final result: Koscheck wins by TKO at 1:25 of...