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Rich Franklin Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 29-7-0 NC(1)

Franklin was born to Richard Sr. and Vaila Franklin. The couple divorced when Franklin was five years old. He has one biological brother, Greg, and five half-siblings.

Last Fight: Cung Le
Age: 48
Height 6'1"
Weight 185 lbs
Nick Name: "Ace"
Nationality: United States
Association: Team Extreme
29 Wins
KO / TKO
20
68%
Submission
10
34%
Decisions
4
13%
7 Losses
KO / TKO
5
71%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
2
28%

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Residence West Chester, Ohio
Reach 76 in (190 cm)
Style Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Southpaw
Team Team Extreme/The JG MMA and Fitness Academy Evolve MMA
Trainer Matt Hume Jorge Gurgel Joel Jamieson John Cross
Rank   Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Jorge Gurgel
Years active 1999–2015 (MMA)
University University of Cincinnati
Spouse Beth Franklin ​ ​(m. 2002; div. 2011)​

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Rich Franklin next fight?
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Rich Franklin last fight?
Rich Franklin lost his last fight against Cung Le by KO (Punch) on Nov. 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6 - Franklin vs. Le.
Is Rich Franklin retired?
Rich Franklin last fought Cung Le 10 years 18 days ago, and should be considered retired.
Should I bet on Rich Franklin?
Rich Franklin has a 80% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 90% of his fights.
Out of the 10 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -210 favorite, and out of 9 favored matches, he has won 55% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 1 matches, with a win rate of 0% and an odds average of +220.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 10 of Rich Franklin betting fights, you would have lost $226.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have made $63.
Where is Rich Franklin from?
Rich Franklin is from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
Did Rich Franklin go to college?
Rich Franklin attended University of Cincinnati.
Has Rich Franklin ever been knocked out?
Rich Franklin has lost 5 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by KO (Punch) from Cung Le on Nov. 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6 - Franklin vs. Le
How long has Rich Franklin been fighting?
Rich Franklin has been fighting for a period of 13 years 3 months and 15 days, his first fight was on Jun. 25, 1999 at UW - Ultimate Wrestling. He has accumalated roughly 4 hours, 17 minutes and 56 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Cung Le UFC on Fuel TV 6 - Franklin vs. Le
Nov/10/2012
KO (Punch) Marc Goddard 1 2:17
win Wanderlei Silva UFC 147 - Silva vs. Franklin 2
Jun/23/2012
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 5 5:00
loss Forrest Griffin UFC 126 - Silva vs. Belfort
Feb/05/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Mazzagatti 3 5:00
win Chuck Liddell UFC 115 - Liddell vs. Franklin
Jun/12/2010
KO (Punch) Herb Dean 1 4:55
loss Vitor Belfort UFC 103 - Franklin vs. Belfort
Sep/19/2009
TKO (Punches) Yves Lavigne 1 3:02
win Wanderlei Silva UFC 99 - The Comeback
Jun/13/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
loss Dan Henderson UFC 93 - Franklin vs. Henderson
Jan/17/2009
Decision (Split) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Matt Hamill UFC 88 - Breakthrough
Sep/06/2008
TKO (Kick to the Body) Mario Yamasaki 3 0:39
win Travis Lutter UFC 83 - Serra vs. St. Pierre 2
Apr/19/2008
TKO (Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 2 3:01
loss Anderson Silva UFC 77 - Hostile Territory
Oct/20/2007
TKO (Knees) John McCarthy 2 1:07
win Yushin Okami UFC 72 - Victory
Jun/16/2007
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Jason MacDonald UFC 68 - Uprising
Mar/03/2007
TKO (Corner Stoppage) Herb Dean 2 5:00
loss Anderson Silva UFC 64 - Unstoppable
Oct/14/2006
KO (Knee) John McCarthy 1 2:59
win David Loiseau UFC 58 - USA vs. Canada
Mar/04/2006
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Nate Quarry UFC 56 - Full Force
Nov/19/2005
KO (Punch) John McCarthy 1 2:34
win Evan Tanner UFC 53 - Heavy Hitters
Jun/04/2005
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Herb Dean 4 3:25
win Ken Shamrock UFC - The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale
Apr/09/2005
TKO (Punches) John McCarthy 1 2:42
win Curtis Stout SB 38 - SuperBrawl 38
Dec/12/2004
TKO (Submission to Punches) 2 1:28
win Jorge Rivera UFC 50 - The War of '04
Oct/22/2004
Submission (Armbar) Mario Yamasaki 3 4:28
win Ralph Dillon AFC 1 - Alaska Fighting Championship
Jul/14/2004
Submission (Kimura) 1 2:55
win Leo Sylvest SB 35 - SuperBrawl 35
Apr/16/2004
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:13
loss Lyoto Machida Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 - Inoki Festival
Dec/31/2003
TKO (Head Kick and Punches) 2 1:03
win Edwin Dewees UFC 44 - Undisputed
Sep/26/2003
TKO (Punches and Knees) Sean Brockmole 1 3:35
win Roberto Ramirez Battleground 1 - War Cry
Jul/19/2003
KO (Punch) 1 0:10
win Evan Tanner UFC 42 - Sudden Impact
Apr/25/2003
TKO (Punches) Larry Landless 1 2:40
win Antony Rea UCC Hawaii - Eruption in Hawaii
Sep/17/2002
TKO (Punches) 1 2:46
win Yan Pellerin UCC 10 - Battle for the Belts 2002
Jun/15/2002
Submission (Armbar) 1 3:12
win Marvin Eastman WFA 1 - World Fighting Alliance 1
Nov/03/2001
Submission (Armbar) Larry Landless 1 1:02
win Dennis Reed EC - Extreme Challenge Trials
Aug/25/2001
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:38
win Chris Seifert EC 41 - Extreme Challenge 41
Jul/13/2001
TKO (Submission to Punches) 2 1:45
win Travis Fulton Rings USA - Battle of Champions
Mar/17/2001
TKO (Broken Hand) 1 5:00
NC Aaron Brink IFC WC 11 - Warriors Challenge 11
Jan/13/2001
No Contest (Accidental Foot Injury) 1 N/A
win Dennis Reed EC 35 - Extreme Challenge 35
Jun/29/2000
Submission (Armbar) 1 1:56
win Gary Myers WEF 9 - World Class
May/13/2000
KO (Head Kick) 3 0:59
win Rob Smith EC 31 - Extreme Challenge 31
Mar/24/2000
TKO (Punches) 1 2:30
win Eugene Pinault Extreme Challenge - Trials
Oct/04/1999
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:27
win Michael Martin WEF 6 - World Extreme Fighting 6
Jun/19/1999
KO (Head Kick) 1 0:21
loss Mike McCormick
Amateur Fight
UW - Ultimate Wrestling
Jun/25/1999
TKO (Injury) 1 1:07