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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