Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 9/6/12

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

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