The UFC travels to Dublin, Ireland for the first time and the big guns of the light heavyweight division are coming along for the ride. Former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin battles former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson in a pivotal 205-pound battle that could determine the future for both superstars. Plus, UFC Hall of Famer Mark “The Hammer” Coleman returns to the octagon for his long-awaited rematch with a man intent on revenge, Brazilian powerhouse Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Rousimar Palhares made an immediate impression with his submission of Salaverry and a gutsy effort against Henderson. He faces Jeremy Horn & his uncanny ability for flawless gameplans at a moment’s notice, who's seen and done it all in his 13 year career.
Denis Kang has been thrilling fans around the world for the last 10 years. But when he steps into the Octagon against UFC mainstay Alan Belcher, he will be the new kid in town for the first time in a long time. Vancouver's Kang takes on Missippi's Belcher.
One of the UK’s top prospects, John Hathaway has cut an impressive rep in his home country since turning pro with a 1st round win over Morris. Dublin’s Thomas Egan began training at 17, and 4 pro wins later, the unbeaten 20-year old is ready for him.
Rio De Janeiro’s Alexandre Barros came up the hard way in the fight game, competing in bare-knuckle bouts in Brazil. Now 13-5 with 9 straight wins, Barros is ready for Martin Kampmann, the game's top young middleweight with a 13-2 record from Denmark.
Hailing from the MMA hotbed of Fortaleza, Antonio Mendes began training at the age of 11, now 6 years later, Mendes is eager to test himself in the UFC against Eric Schafer, one of division's most skilled ground fighters, who submitted Houston Alexander.
A banger whose 10 wins include 9 wins by submission or KO, Italy’s Ivan Serati is a strong addition to a stacked division. Known for his style and “teeth-breaking strikes," Poland’s Tomasz Drwal has a rep solidified by his battle with Silva at UFC 75.
The 25-year old former Golden Gloves champion, Nate Mohr, is eager to resume fighting and the form he showed when he beat Caudillo. The 1st step back comes in the form of Dennis Siver, Germany's "The Menace," an expert in taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.