Found November 09, 2012 on
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has flirted with the idea of marching into China for quite some time now, as a growing fight market without a proven track record of mixed martial arts promotions being able to draw large houses in Macao they have started out small with an interesting card.
Joe Silva got on the phone and called everyone who was sort-of Chinese but not really and booked their first event in China.
If you’re a North American fan, well, that means you are either going to have to act like an Australian fight geek and get up in the early hours of the morning for some Facebook prelims or catch it on the replay, depending on your level of sanity.
As I usually do, I banged on the doors of our hypothetical MMASucka office’s and nagged for some fight predictions and the Sucka’s responded in kind, so read along as we battle for bragging rights and donuts.
Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
JP Lasaleta: Cung Le will look amazing the first round, peppering Rich with his usual plethora ...
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