According to Yahoo Sports UK, The UFC is set to announce UFC 93 on Jan. 17th from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The event is rumored to be headlined by Rich Franklin taking on Chuck Liddell or Mauricio “Shogun Rua in the main event.
Also rumored is the long awaited welterweight fight between Matt Hughes and Matt Serra.
The UFC Welterweight title bout between Georges St. Pierre and BJ Penn set for Super Bowl weekend on Jan 31 will be renamed UFC 94.
The 10,000 seat newly renovated O2 Arena is expected to officially open its doors on December 21. This is the first event in the UFC’s worldwide expansion expected in 2009, which could include fights in Ireland, Australia, Philippines and Germany.