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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 broadcast to air at 4:40 a.m. PT/7:40 a.m. ET in North America. Let’s face it, only the hardcore fans got up that early to watch it, and even some of them decided to sleep in and wait until the replay, which aired later in the day.
Paradoxically, though, even though the event being held in China and the corresponding time difference will ultimately make it a ratings failure in North America, it’s because it took place in China that made the event, on the whole, a success.
UFC on FUEL TV 6 was the promotion’s first event held in China, a market they are trying to enter and ultimately do big business in due to its ...
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In the main event of UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le we saw an amazing KO.
Cung Le scored an outstanding one-punch knockout in the very first round against Rich Franklin at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China.
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Video: UFC on FUEL TV: Le/Franklin Recap
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: Franklin vs. Le went down yesterday from Macao, China and it did not disappoint.
In the main event fans were treated to a vicious one-punch KO, as Cung Le dropped Rich Franklin in the very first round. Thiago Silva showed some slick submission skills as he defeated Stanislav Nedkov and Dong-Hyun Kim defeated Paulo Thiago by unanimous decision.
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Are you like me? Were you having a tough time finding a decisive KO of the year front runner for 2012? Enter the man with the iron fist.40 year old kickboxing legend, movie star, and former MMA champion Cung Le came into his main event role opposite Rich Franklin as a sizeable underdog. Franklin used his reach advantage in anticipation of the dangerous spinning attacks that Le...
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...
Congratulations to Josh W who won our UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs Le Pick 'Em Contest. Next Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC 154 on Nov 17th. Thanks for playing!
Rich Franklin - 84%
Thiago Silva - 84%
Mac Danzig - 55%
Alex Caceres - 76%
Yasuhiro ********** - 61%
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.
• Thiago Silva (15-3) defeats Stanislav Nedkov (12...
With the UFC's first visit to Macao in the book, it's time to take a close look at what may or may not be next for the two stars that headlined this historic event. Just in case you missed the fight and for some strange reason you happen to be reading this article here's what happened - Le punched Franklin in the face really hard and Franklin didn't get up. When he...
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.
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...