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Hyun Gyu Lim’s UFC debut will have to wait for another day. Late Thursday night, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced “The Ace” is medically unfit to fight David Mitchell on Saturday.
Although the UFC didn’t elaborate on why Lim was forced to bow out, it is assumed he’s having issues with his weight cut. All the “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le” athletes are slated to tip the scale in five hours from this publication.
The trip to China won’t be a complete wash for Mitchell, as he’ll be paid his show purse for making the trek.
“After being examined by doctors it was determined that Hyun Gyu Lim was medically unfit to participate in tomorrow’s event and as a precaution, his UFC Macao bout has been canceled. His opponent, David Mitchell, will be paid his show money,” the UFC expressed in a statement.
UFC on FUEL TV 6 takes place inside Cotai Arena in Macau.
Here is the show’s revised lineup.
(Facebook 7:30AM ET/4:30AM PT)
Tom DeBlass vs. Riki Fukuda
John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro **********
Motonobu Tezuka vs. Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres
(FUEL TV 9AM ET/6AM PT)
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland
Jon Tuck vs. Tiequan Zhang
Takanori Gomi vs. Mac Danzig
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Paulo Thiago
Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin
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Rich Franklin and Cung Le in the main event.Since we last discussed Saturday’s UFC on Fuel 6 event – you know, the one with the brand new ring girls that more than make up for a lack of Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste – there has been another change of note to the preliminary fight card. Kyung Ho Kang will no longer be fighting Alex Caceres. If Dana White could have replaced...
Cung Le put the finishes touches on the UFC’s first event in China with a devastating right hook that knocked out Rich Franklin. Le was considered by many to be an underdog against Frankling who was more experienced and a former middleweight champion. UFC on FUEL TV 6 commentators Jon Anik and Kenny Florian recap the nights main event in the video below.
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UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le took place today in China with Cung Le defeating Rich Franklin by knockout in the main event.
Following the event, UFC President Dana White tweeted the winners of the ‘Fight of the Night’, ‘Submission of the Night’ and ‘Knockout of the Night’.
Each fighter was awarded $40,000 for their efforts.
Fight of the Night: Takanori Gomi vs. Mac...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le” event tipped the scale Friday inside CotaiArena in Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in China.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
A middleweight shootout between Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Cung Le headlines the show.
Light heavyweights Thiago Silva...
The UFC held their traditional pre-fight press conference today at the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in Macau, China in anticipation for Saturday’s UFC Macau: Franklin vs. Le event.
In attendance at today’s press conference was the EVP and Managing Director of UFC’s Asia Division Mark Fischer, as well as main card fighters Rich Franklin, Cung Le, Dong Hyun Kim and Tiequan...
Cung Le is set to square off against Rich Franklin in the main event this Saturday night at UFC Macau.
UFC Macau will mark the organizations first trek to China.
Check out the video below thanks to Dhiraj Mirchandani of Cung Le’s open workout session. The open workout was hosted by Urijah Faber.
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The official weigh-ins for UFC on FUEL TV 6 (aka UFC Macao) will take place on Friday, November 9th at 5:00am ET. Middleweights Rich Franklin and Cung Le will meet in the main event of the UFC’s first-ever event in China.
UFC on FUEL TV 6 Weigh-in Results
Alex Caceres vs. Motonobu Tezuka
Yasuhiro ********** vs. John Lineker
Riki Fukuda vs. Tom DeBlass
The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s largest platform for Mixed Martial Artists, is set to invade Macao, China for the very first time. The event will headlined by former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin, and former Strikeforce 185-lbs title holder Cung Le.
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