Frank Trigg not finished

This shot that caught Trigg near the back of the head was the beginning of the end.
This shot that caught Trigg near the back of the head was the beginning of the end.

This past Saturday night, Sept. 19, 2009, Frank Trigg made his first Octagon appearance in four years. Unfortunately for him, Josh Koscheck sent him to the canvas early with a big right hand, followed it up with more punches, and forced the referee to step in at 1:25 of the first round for the TKO. Trigg started off aggressive and was doing good. One small mistake was all it took.

Trigg was a guest on “It’s Time with Bruce Buffer” Tuesday to talk about what went wrong.

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UFC 103 fallout, the day after

Photo: UFC - Vitor Belfort made a successful return to the UFC by knocking out Rich Franklin.
Photo: UFC - Vitor Belfort made a successful return to the UFC by knocking out Rich Franklin.

What has changed, if anything, for the participants in last night’s “UFC 103 Franklin vs. Belfort?” Who moves up in their perspective weight-class rankings? Who drops off the radar, and perhaps the UFC roster?

Let’s start with the under card:
Four of the eight fights ended in decision, starting with the first fight. The decision winners will undoubtedly remain employed, but delegated to other UFC under card fights; most notably, TUF alum Eliot Marshall, winning by controversial split decision, and Vladamir Matyushenko, who won via unanimous decision.

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UFC 103 live gate, bonuses, and post-fight presser notes

Ricky Story was the big winner of the night taking home $130,000 in bonus money.
Ricky Story was the big winner of the night taking home $130,000 in bonus money.

17,428 people showed up at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas for “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort.” It was a sold out show and the live gate brought in $2.4 million.

The fight night bonuses were $65,000 for each fighter. The awards went to the following:

  • Fight of the NightRicky Story vs. Brian Foster
  • Knockout of the NightVitor Belfort for his first round knockout of Rich Franklin
  • Submission of the NightRicky Story for his second round arm-triangle of Brian Foster

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Watch Saturday night’s UFC 103 post-fight press conference live at PROMMA.INFO

Immediately following tonight’s “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” pay-per-view, PROMMA.INFO will be providing a LIVE STREAM of the post-fight press conference. The big winners of the night as well as some of the losers will field questions from the media regarding their performances. The Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, and Knockout of the … Read more

“UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” play-by-play commentary and results

“UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” takes place Saturday night, Sept. 19, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Headlining the card will be a 195 lbs. match-up between former middleweight champ Rich Franklin and former light heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort making his return to the UFC. As always, PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary and results. Fight updates will begin at approximately 6 p.m. CT / 4 p.m. PT.

Quick Results

  • Rafael dos Anjos def. Robert Emerson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Vladamir Matyushenko def. Igor Pokrajac by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Eliot Marshall def. Jason Brilz by split decision (30-28, 27-30, 30-27)
  • Ricky Story def. Brian Foster by submission (arm-trinagle choke) Rd 2 (1:09)
  • Nik Lentz def. Rafaello Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Jim Miller def. Steve Lopez by TKO (injury) Rd 2 (0:48)
  • Thomasz Drwal def. Drew McFedries by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:03)
  • Efrain Escudero def. Cole Miller by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:36)
  • Tyson Griffin def. Hermes Franca by knockout (punches) Rd 2 (3:26)
  • Josh Koscheck def. Frank Trigg by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:25)
  • Paul Daley def. Martin Kampmann by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (2:31)
  • Junior dos Santos def. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic by submission (verbal) Rd 3 (2:00)
  • Vitor Belfort def. Rich Franklin by knockout Rd 1 (3:02)

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PROMMA.INFO UFC 103 staff picks

“UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” takes place tonight at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. A couple of the preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV beginning at 8 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. PT and the main card will air live on pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. PT.

As always, the PROMMA.INFO staff has come together to give you our predictions on the fights.

TYSON GRIFFIN vs. HERMES FRANCA

  • Jeff Howard: Franca has been under the radar as of late, except for his out of the Octagon troubles. Griffin has shown amazing stand up in his last couple of fights, and will win via ref stoppage in the 1st round.
  • Eddie Constantine: Griffin by decision in “rinse and repeat” performance of Tyson taking him down, Hermes getting up. Trying to land a big shot and Tyson takes him down again.
  • Richard Mann: This is starting to seem like a conspiracy. Tyson Griffin always gets matched up with fighters who rely on their Brazilian jiu jitsu. He has the perfect skill set to defeat them. His anti-jiu jitsu will lead him to another decision victory here. Griffin via Decision.
  • Dusty Adams: Griffin. Griffin is always in an exciting fight as well as Franca. Both are solid on the ground but Griffin is the more technical striker and should win a unanimous decision.
  • Jack Bratcher: Hermes had to have this fight moved to 159 lbs. That tells me he is not in as good shape as he should be. If you aren’t 100% for Tyson Griffin, you’re in trouble. Tyson is known for grinding out those decisions so, I have to go with Tyson Griffin by unanimous decision.

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UFC 103 weigh-in results & notes

The weigh-ins for “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” took place Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. As always, PROMMA.INFO provided a live stream of the proceedings. Efrain Escudero and Vitor Belfort were both over weight. Belfort stripped down but still ended up a quarter-pound over. Both fighters will be given a short time to lose the weight.

Also, something a little odd was announced at the weigh-ins. The UFC has been publicizing how a portion of the normally un-aired preliminary fights would be broadcast on Spike TV prior to the pay-per-view. Well, come to find out they are only airing two fights.

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Watch Friday’s “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” weigh-ins live on PROMMA.INFO


UFC fans from around the world will be able to watch Friday’s UFC 103 weigh-ins live from Dallas, Texas in a free online stream right here at PROMMA.INFO beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. PT (notice countdown timer on player).

This Saturday evening, Sept. 19, 2009, “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main card, headlined by a 195 lbs. showdown between Rich Franklin and Vitor Belfort, will air live on pay-per-view beginning at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET. As a special treat, the UFC is airing the preliminary bouts live on Spike TV beginning at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET.

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MMA LIVE: 9-17-09

Rashad Evans and Miguel Torres join MMA Live to help look back at UFC Fight Night 19 and the debut of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. In addition, the guys preview UFC 103: Franklin vs Belfort which takes place this weekend. Please like & share:

Countdown to UFC 103 – full episode

Vitor Belfort vs. Rich Franklin headlines UFC 103 this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. Other fights on this card detailed in this Countdown episode include Mirko Cro Cop vs. Junior Dos Santos and Frank Trigg vs. Josh Koscheck. It should be a great card and PROMMA.INFO will be providing you with complete coverage … Read more