Dan Henderson Vs. Rich Franklin Official For UFC 93 1/17

The UFC has made the official announcement today that former champions Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson will square off against each other at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland to kick off 2009. Dana White commented on the fight at UFC.com:

“Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson is a battle between two great former champions who are both looking to get another chance to wear a world title around their waist,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Franklin is the former UFC Middleweight champion, and he’s a dangerous striker with solid submission skills — he also showed great takedown defense in his September destruction of powerful wrestler Matt Hamill. Dan Henderson is the former PRIDE Welterweight and Middleweight champion. He’s a world class wrestler, known for his great chin and his one punch knockout power. He defeated formidable Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares in September. These are two fan favorites with a lot of pride on the line as they want to show that they are still among the very best fighters in the world.”

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