Found November 14, 2012 on
All it took was one punch.
There were few out there, whether fans, critics or media aficionado’s that placed their faith behind Cung Le this past Saturday morning to defeat former UFC titlist Rich Franklin. Seconds into the fight it seemed the former Strikeforce champion looked flat as Franklin began to put his combinations together, hitting the slower Sanshou expert.
Right when it looked like it was going to be a long night for the Vietnamese fighter, a perfectly timed right-hook sent Franklin crushing down to the floor. He was unconscious before his head abruptly cracked against the Octagon’s canvas.
The Chinese crowd, whom we had barely heard a peep from during the decision-heavy event became unglued. It was a thing of beauty as the aging fighter without a clean bill of health landed the perfect shot that suddenly and violently ended the night for Franklin.
I had watched fighting for hours, it was 90 minutes before I had to clock in for my other job and the effects of my energy d...
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The UFC has medically suspended 13 athletes who competed in last Saturday’s “UFC on FUEL TV 6” event. Featured fighters Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Cung Le could be riding the pine for as long as six months.
Franklin needs to have his left thumb examined, while Le requires an x-ray on his right elbow before returning to action. Both fighters can come back sooner with a doctor’s...
Cung Le knocks out Rich Franklin at UFC: Macao Heading into their fight for the main event of UFC: Macao (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 6) both Rich Franklin and Cung Le said they would put on a show for the fans. And they certainly did.Saturday night, Le knocked out Franklin in the first round after a few minutes of striking that ended with an overhand right from the former Strikeforce...
Following his knockout of Rich Franklin at UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le, 40-year-old Cung Le humbly called his beautiful overhand right a 'lucky punch.'
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What do you get when you pit former MMA champions against each other at pivotal points in their fighting lives? You are given two middle aged men, near the end of illustrious careers who always deliver: former UFC champion Rich Franklin and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le, competing for the fans and longevity in a [...]
UFC on FUEL TV 6 went down on Nov. 10 at Macau Venetian Resort Hotel’s CotaiArena and marked the debut of the organization in China.
Despite no Athletic Commission in China to oversee the event, suspensions were released to Association of Boxing Commissions.
The main event on FUEL TV was a middleweight showdown which gave the fans of China an amazing KO as Cung Le rocked Rich...
Main Card (Fuel TV) • Cung Le (9-2) defeats Rich Franklin (29-7) via soul shattering KO (punch) Round 1, 2:17
Le earned KO of the night honors ($40K) for the devastating blow that planted Franklin on the canvas face first. If you combine the kickboxing and MMA record of the Saigon fighter you will see 20 career knockouts.
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When the UFC on FUEL TV 6 ratings come out, don’t expect them to be any good. In fact, expect them to be disastrous.
It wasn’t so much that the show was was bad, or that it was lacking in star power — both its main event fighters, Rich Franklin and Cung Le, are well-known, popular mixed martial artists — but it’s because it took place in Macau, China, forcing the television...
The UFC made another landmark first this Saturday morning as they brought their first live event from China to the masses. UFC on Fuel TV 6 went live early Saturday morning on Fuel TV.
UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le is in the books and for the third time this year, the Ultimate Fighting Championship delivered an outstanding fight card in the country of Brazil.
Cung Le, Thiago Silva, Dong Hyun Kim, Takanori Gomi, Jon Tuck and Tekaya Mizugaki were the big winners last night in as each man picked up a victory on the main card.
After every fight card, fans wonder...