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Sunday, 08/05/2012, 11:20 am

Franklin vs. Le set to headline UFC on Fuel TV 6 in Macau | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor

Rich Franklin (29-6 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Cung Le (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will serve as the main event for UFC on FUEL TV 6 in Macau. UFC President Dana White announced the targeted headliner shortly after the post-fight press conference for UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles last night.

Franklin and Le had been scheduled to fight earlier this year at UFC 148, but that bout was scrapped so that Franklin could step in for an injured Vitor Belfort, and fight Wanderlei Silva at UFC 147. Franklin won that rematch with Wanderlei by unanimous decision.

The former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, remained on the UFC 148 card and fought Patrick Cote. Le ended up defeating “The Predator” by unanimous decision that night, collecting his first UFC victory in the process.

UFC on FUEL TV 6 takes place November 10th at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Macau Resort & Hotel. The main card will air live on FUEL TV.


20 Responses to “Franklin vs. Le set to headline UFC on Fuel TV 6 in Macau | UFC News”

  1. Unarmed Spectator says:

    Should be a great main event. They’re both Game fighters… Hopefully Le has a full gas tank! What’s with the the Franklin Pic they chose!?!! I wouldn’t say it to his face but, it’s a little flamboyant..!

  2. stephen riddle says:

    Le? Franklin? Free tv fuckin awesome!

  3. shawn says:

    I am stoked to see this fight! Personal opinion is that Franklin will come out with the win. I feel hes stronger that Cung Lee physically and that will be a huge advantage. Both have awesome striking so lets keep our fingers crossed that they will stand up and go to war for 15 minutes. Or less lol.

  4. Michael hamlin says:

    Stupid ass fight for rich if he Is trying to make a run at the title

  5. Michael hamlin says:

    Stupid fight

  6. Nick says:

    I’m a huge fan of Cung, but Rich Franklin was the guy who made me love MMA. I don’t think Cung has the cardio to keep up with Rich. Cung always gasses out. I see Rich getting the KO.

  7. stephen riddle says:

    This will be an awesome fight fuck u haters :-(

  8. 757 says:

    Rich wins this. Cung is cool but he isn’t Rich Franklin.

  9. Pancho says:

    I hope Rich wins, then Silva retires so he could possibly get one last MW champ run!

  10. KIDD433 says:

    Glad this fight’s finally happening.2 fucken warriors collide.Old fan of both guys,gotta say 50-50,or less if Cung can’t get his conditioning in order.Would love to see Cung steal it tho

  11. squid says:

    awesome fight between two warriors. no disrespect, but rich looks gay in this picture!

  12. 757 says:

    ?? what the heck are you talking about ?? The fighting or the garbage that some of these other people talk. Stick to the fighting. Cung is a good fighter but Rich will win this.

  13. Mayor of Deviance says:

    And I STILL don’t get Fuel TV… sonofabitch..

  14. Anomie says:

    I don’t get it…

    Wanderlei beats Cung, Rich beats Wanderlei, and somehow Rich moves down to fight Cung?

    Get off it!

  15. Sugar Ponybear says:

    Lame ass fight. I know Rich can’t make a legit run for the title at this point, but this isn’t the fight for him. I had a cross of dropping my jaw and laughing my ass off when I read this. Least he can actually win this one…

  16. Oh Yeah! says:

    I bet he’s looking into Jorge Gurgels eyes in that picture.

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