The UFC has confirmed two bouts for UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland. The main event will feature Dan Henderson taking on Rich Franklin in a Light Heavyweight battle at 205 lbs. The other fight announced is a rematch between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman. Coleman and Rua previously fought in 2006 at Pride 31. The fight ended when Rua suffered a gruesome elbow injury. He has wanted a rematch ever since. On January 17, he will get his chance. Rua will move up to Heavyweight for the fight.
The Henderson/Franklin match-up is one I hope all the fans appreciate. Both these guys are legends and a win by either will vault them into title contention. While it is an odd choice to have them fight at 205 lbs, it still will be a tremendous bout. The reason it is odd is because the Light Heavyweight Division is already clogged up with 7-10 potential title contenders, while the Middleweight Division has 2-3. I guess the UFC has decided to go with a youth movement at 185 lbs and clear out two of their older warriors.