Found November 10, 2012 on
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The UFC made history on Saturday when it brought its first-ever event to the country of China. A mixed show broadcast live on Fuel TV that saw a highly anticipated fight end quickly with one of the most stunning knockouts of the year.
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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...
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...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Thiago Silva (Pictured), Cung Le, Takanori Gomi and Mac Danzig each an additional $40,000 for their special performances Saturday at “UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le.”
There was only one submission and one knockout in the event, so those bonuses were no-brainers.
Silva was getting handled in the opening two...
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.
Video: UFC on FUEL TV...
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.
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....
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.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
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