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When high school math teacher Rich Franklin had his first professional mixed martial arts fight back in 1999, he knocked out a guy named Michael Martin in 21 seconds with a swift kick to the head. That fight was in front of a West Virginia crowd exponentially smaller than the crowd who'll see him fight this weekend.
Since then, Franklin has fought all over the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, plus in Ireland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Canada. He became one of the most recognizable figures in the exploding sport, winning the middleweight belt and defending it twice before he lost in 2006 to an up-and-coming fighter (and future legend) named Anderson Silva. He watched the sport grow from a fringe sideshow with a barbaric image to a mainstream sport that's one of the fastest growing in the world. He even is in the middle of having a Hollywood movie made about his life.
Now he's 38, and he's nearing the end. He'll be fighting 40-year-old kickboxer Cung Le ...
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Rich Franklin and Cung Le in the main event.Since we last discussed Saturday’s UFC on Fuel 6 event – you know, the one with the brand new ring girls that more than make up for a lack of Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste – there has been another change of note to the preliminary fight card. Kyung Ho Kang will no longer be fighting Alex Caceres. If Dana White could have replaced...
Cung Le put the finishes touches on the UFC’s first event in China with a devastating right hook that knocked out Rich Franklin. Le was considered by many to be an underdog against Frankling who was more experienced and a former middleweight champion. UFC on FUEL TV 6 commentators Jon Anik and Kenny Florian recap the nights main event in the video below.
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Hyun Gyu Lim’s UFC debut will have to wait for another day. Late Thursday night, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced “The Ace” is medically unfit to fight David Mitchell on Saturday.
Although the UFC didn’t elaborate on why Lim was forced to bow out, it is assumed he’s having issues with his weight cut. All the “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs....
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...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le” event tipped the scale Friday inside CotaiArena in Venetian Macau Resort Hotel in China.
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A middleweight shootout between Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Cung Le headlines the show.
Light heavyweights Thiago Silva...
The official weigh-ins for UFC on FUEL TV 6 (aka UFC Macao) will take place on Friday, November 9th at 5:00am ET. Middleweights Rich Franklin and Cung Le will meet in the main event of the UFC’s first-ever event in China.
UFC on FUEL TV 6 Weigh-in Results
Alex Caceres vs. Motonobu Tezuka
Yasuhiro ********** vs. John Lineker
Riki Fukuda vs. Tom DeBlass
Live from the CotaiArena in the Venetian Casino on the Cotai Strip, Macau UFC on Fuel: Macao is headlined by former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin taking on former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le.