Rich Franklin is apparently leaving his place amongst the light-heavyweights and heading back down to the middleweight division he once ruled over for a chance to fight former Strikeforce champion, Cung Le.
UFC officials took to their official twitter yesterday evening with the announcement.
UFC 148 is expected to go down on July 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Rich Franklin comes back to the middleweight division after not seeing the inside of a cage in over a year. He last fought in February of 2011 in a losing effort to Forrest Griffin. Injuries have plagued the former middleweight champions return. Only one man has stopped Franklin at middleweight and that is current champion, Anderson Silva.
Cung Le will look for his first UFC victory when he steps across from the Cincinnati native that is Rich “Ace” Franklin. He last fought in Wanderlei Silva last November in a very entertaining back and forth bout, but fell short and suffered a TKO defeat at the hands of the “Axe Murderer”.featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news, UFC on FOX, UFC on FOX 2