Found September 06, 2012 on
As expected, former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Cung Le will headline the Octagon’s debut in China. That 185-pound shootout, along with three other scraps were confirmed for the November 10th lineup. A welterweight affair between Dong Hyun Kim and Paulo Thiago, a light heavyweight tango with Thiago Silva and Stanislav Nedkov and featherweights Jon Tuck vs. Tiequan Zhang were also added to the roster on Thursday. The Venetian Macau Resort-Hotel’s 15,000-seat CotaiArena in Macau hosts the festivities. FUEL TV will broadcast the show in North America. Here are the athletes expected to perform in China:
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland* John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro *********** Tom DeBlass vs. Riki Fukuda* Takanori Gomi vs. Mac Danzig* Jon Tuck vs. Tiequan Zhang Thiago Silva vs. Stanislav Nedkov Dong Hyun Kim vs. Paulo Thiago Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin * – Not yet confirmed by UFC

Franklin vs. Le headlines UFC Macao

UFC has officially unveiled the complete fight card ahead of the organization's first event in greater China. UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le will take place on Nov. 10 at the CotaiArena. Main card UFC Macao is headlined by the middleweight fight between former UFC champion Rich Franklin and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le. Franklin (29-6, 1 NC) is coming off a unanimous decision...

Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le official as UFC Macao headliner

The Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced their first event in China will take place at the 15,000 seat CotaiArena on November 10th. UFC Macao, also known as UFC on FUEL TV 6, will be headlined by a middleweight clash between former champion Rich Franklin and Cung Le. At the press conference to announce the event, UFC Asia Managing Director Mark Fischer stated, “This...

‘UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le’ Fight Card Finalized with 10 Bouts

On Thursday morning, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced four fights for their debut in China. Fast forward just a couple of hours and they decided to keep the confirmation carousel going by reporting the complete “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le” lineup. The good news is the Octagon will finally be taking its talents to China. The bad news is the card only features...

‘UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le’ Bruce Lee-Inspired Event Poster

UFC president Dana White has never been shy about going fanboy over Bruce Lee. So it’s only fitting the Octagon’s first show in China pays tribute to the man White has dubbed, “The father of mixed martial arts.” “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le” takes place November 10th at CotaiArena inside The Venetian Macau Resort in Macau. To help promote the card, the organization...
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