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Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca Likely for UFC 103

Tyson GriffinLightweights Tyson Griffin and Hermes Franca have agreed to square off at UFC 103 on September 19 in Dallas, Texas.

According to MMA Weekly, bout agreements are expected to be signed soon for the 155-pound contest.

A winner of 6 of his 8 UFC bouts, Griffin (13-2) rebounded from an October loss to Sean Sherk with a unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 18 in April. Griffin, who was won five “Fight of the Night” bonuses in less than 3 years in the UFC, holds previous wins over Urijah Faber, Clay Guida, Marcus Aurelio, Gleison Tibau, and Thiago Tavares among others.

Following eight-straight victories, Franca (19-7) challenged Sherk for the lightweight title in July 2007, but suffered a unanimous decision defeat and was then suspended for a year after testing positive for steroids. After suffering a loss to Frankie Edgar in his return last July, Franca bounced back with a win over Aurelio last October. He had been scheduled to fight Joe Lauzon in February but was forced out of the contest with a knee injury.

UFC 103, which has not yet been officially announced, is also rumored to include Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg and Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller.

[Pictured: Tyson Griffin]

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