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Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort wasted no time serving notice that he was back. As the promotion descended upon Dallas at UFC 103, so did Belfort. He wasted little time dispatching Rich Franklin, knocking him out three minutes into the opening round.
Several other fighters made statements over the weekend. Junior dos Santos may have sent Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic packing with his third round stoppage of the former Pride champion. Brit Paul Daley also made a splash, winning his UFC debut with a first round TKO of Martin Kampmann.
UFC 103 RESULTS:
Main Card Bouts:
-Vitor Belfort def. Rich Franklin by KO at 3:02, R1.
-Junior dos Santos def. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic by verbal submission at 2:00, R3.
-Paul Daley def. Martin Kampmann by TKO at 2:31, R1.
-Josh Koscheck def. Frank Trigg by TKO at 1:25, R1.
-Tyson Griffin def. Hermes Franca by TKO at 3:26, R2.
-Efrain Escudero def. Cole Miller by KO at 3:36, R1.
-Tomasz Drwal def. Drew McFedries by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:03, R2
-Jim Miller def. Steve Lopez by TKO (injury) at 0:48 or R2.
-Nik Lentz def. Rafaello Oliveira by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
-Rick Story def. Brian Foster by submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:09 of R2
-Eliot Marshall def. Jason Brilz by split decisin (30-27, 27-30, 30-27).
-Vladimir Matyushenko def. Igor Pokrajac by Unanimous Decision (30-27 on all scorecards).
-Rafael Dos Anjos def. Robert Emerson by Unanimous Decision (30-27 on all scorecards).