– After his UFC 100 KO loss to Dan Henderson, Michael Bisping is ready to get back into the octagon, and he wants a top fighter. Bisping made the following comments to the Manchester Evening News…
“I am gonna kick someone’s backside in Manchester in front of my hometown crowd, then fight again as soon as possible and then rematch with Henderson. That wasn’t the best of me in the ring in Vegas and I want another crack at him. I want a top fighter in Manchester, I want to get back up there straight away. That’s what I have told the UFC.”
– UFC 103 will be headlined by Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson II. Franklin had long been rumored for the event, and was in Las Vegas recently, negotiating a new deal with the company. His current deal has one fight left. This will be a rematch from UFC 93, where Henderson won a split decision, one that some considered to be controversial. The company also confirmed another rumored bout, Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic for the event.
– Here is the updated card for UFC 103, which will take place on September 19th from the American Airlines Center in Dallas:
* Dan Henderson vs. Rich Franklin
* Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic
* Martin Kampmann vs. Mike Swick
* Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg
* Hermes Franca vs. Tyson Griffin
* Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller
* Sean Sherk vs. Gleison Tibau +
* Tomasz Drwal vs. Drew McFedries +
* Rafael dos Anjos vs. Matt Wiman +
+ – Not officially announced by the UFC.