Found March 18, 2012 on hov-mma:

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin will return to division where he reached the pinnacle of his career this summer. Standing across from him will be an opponent in Cung Le who you may find more of in the straight to dvd section of your local video store than inside of a cage.

Undefeated in the world of Kickboxing, Le made waves in the Mixed Martial Arts world with Hollywood worthy showings against Frank Shamrock and Scott Smith. More recently he came out on the wrong end of a Fight of the Night performance against Wanderlei Silva in San Jose. After "The Axe Murderer" was finished with Le his nose looked a lot like Franklin's circa the night of October 14th, 2006.

UFC 148: Cruz vs. Faber 3 will hit the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 7th.


Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le set for UFC 148 on July 7th

A middleweght match-up between Rich “Ace” Franklin and Cung Le is set for UFC 148. The UFC announced that verbal agreements are in place for the bout between the veterans. Franklin (28-6), a former middleweight champion, returns to action for the first time in over a year after recovering from injuries. He has been recently competed as a light heavyweight with his last action...

Rich Franklin vs Cung Le Announced for UFC 148

Last night the UFC announced on their official twitter account that Rich Franklin and Cung Le will be added to UFC 148, which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7, 2012. Franklin(28-6), who hasn’t fought since his loss in February 2011 against Forrest Griffin, is leaving the light heavyweight division and heading back to where he dominated prior...

Rich Franklin Fights Cung Le at UFC 148

In an attempt spice up a slow mixed martial arts news day, the world’s most prestigious MMA promotion added a middleweight bout between Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Cung Le to the UFC 148 roster. Franklin had dabbled in the light heavyweight division in his prior two outings. He hasn’t been seen since dropping a unanimous decision loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 126 in February...

Guida vs Maynard and Cung Le vs Franklin set for UFC 148

  Two compelling matchups will get the Summer of 2012 off to a rousing start as the June 22nd UFC on FX event will see a five round lightweight main event battle between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard, and UFC148 on July 7th will feature a middleweight showdown between former champion Rich Franklin and striking standout Cung Le. Both bouts have been [...]

UFC announces two big summer fights

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