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UFC 103 Trivia and Statistics

17 Sep , 2009,
Jeremiah
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UFC 103 marks the first time that two Croatian born fighters have ever competed on the same UFC card.

Rich Franklin is fighting his second straight fight at a 195 pound catch weight. Franklin is the only fighter in UFC history to have more than one bout at this weight.

UFC 103 comes only 3 days after UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs. Guillard and is the UFC’s second ever show in Texas. The fight card closest to another fight card in UFC history, UFC 69, came only 2 days after UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard and was the UFC’s first ever show in Texas.

UFC 103 will mark the first time since November 2006 that major MMA and boxing cards have competed with one another. UFC 65 with Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Hughes sold 500,000 PPVs, compared to a Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales fight that sold 350,000 PPVs.

Efrian Escudero fights Cole Miller for his first fight after winning The Ultimate Fighter season 8. Escudero has been on the sidelines for 9 months and 6 days since winning TUF, the second longest interval ever behind Amir Sadollah.

UFC 103 will be Rich Franklin’s third headlining fight this year, more than any other fighter in the UFC.

Of Tyson Griffin’s 15 professional fights, the first 8 were all finished inside the distance and the last 7 have all gone to decision.

Good news for both Griffin and his opponent, Hermes Franca. 5 of Griffin’s past 7 fights have earned Fight of the Night honors.

9 of Cole Miller’s 15 wins have come via choke (triangle, guillotine, or rear naked).

Junior Dos Santos has never had a fight reach the second round.