Matchup: Hermes Franca (15-5-0) vs. Jamie Varner (11-1-0, 2 NC)
Date: August 26, 2006
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Recap: Hermes Franca weathered an early storm against UFC® newcomer Jaime Varner and then took advantage of the tired opponent in the third round. Franca kneed Varner as he came in for a takedown then capitalized on the hit to submit him later in the round.
Outcome: Franca by submission, Round 3