In about three weeks from now the UFC is going to Dublin, Ireland for UFC 93 on January 17, 2009. The main event on that card is a very exciting matchup between Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson.
The co-main event features the return of UFC and PRIDE veteran and all around MMA legend, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman taking on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Coleman, who is now forty-four years of age is climbing back into the Octagon to face the much younger, much faster, twenty-seven year-old Brazilian.
Coleman last met Shogun at PRIDE 31 in February of 2006 in Saitama, Japan. Coleman has had one fight since then and it was a loss against Fedor Emelianenko at PRIDE 32 in October of 2006. He’s been out of action for over two years.