Griffin out works Franklin for decision win


Forrest Griffin (18-6) returned from a 15-month layoff with a unanimous decision win over Rich Franklin (28-6). Griffin won the bout 29-28 on all three judges' scorecards.

Griffin struck first, taking Franklin down early in the first round, and then spent much of the round controlling Franklin while landing several punches and elbows. The former middleweight Franklin couldn't find a way out from underneath Griffin, a fighter who is a natural light heavyweight.

In the second round, Griffin got another takedown by dragging Franklin down from behind. Griffin tried to get a body lock on, but Franklin was able to work away and return to his feet. Griffin controlled the stand-up, using kicks and strikes to control Franklin.

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Forrest Griffin Vs. Rich "Ace" Franklin
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Forrest Griffin <a href=Forrest Griffin" />
Height 6′ 3″ (190.5 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 17-6-0
Team Xtreme Couture
Name Rich Franklin <a href=Rich Franklin" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 27-5-0
Team Team Extreme
Forrest Griffin def. Rich Franklin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)



tags: Forrest Griffin (detail)  Rich Franklin (detail)  UFC 126   


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Lunchbox101 site profile image  

2/7/11 4:32 AM by Lunchbox101

" Nuetraman - I hate B-level kickboxingJake Tyler - B-level? I think you're being generous. "Neither one of these guys have ever kick boxed, or even hit a heavy bag, in their lives... and here they are criticizing two former champions? This place gets more like sherdog every day.

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2/6/11 11:29 PM by c5tr1ker

^ nice

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2/6/11 3:19 PM by Jambo888

NO DOUBT! do we really need commercials during every fucking fight? fuck off dana

Marzz site profile image  

2/6/11 12:11 AM by Marzz

Here's a guy who regularly fights balls out but just fought this fight like a sparring match where he really didn't do much at all.Now did I just describe Forrest or Franklin?

FerrozzoFan site profile image  

2/6/11 12:04 AM by FerrozzoFan

neither of these guys are finishers.

BJJkilla site profile image  

2/6/11 12:04 AM by BJJkilla

no he lost. won the 3rd only. his corner said he won the 2nd when he clearly didn't. rich honestly was expecting his hand to be raised.

mister_sticks site profile image  

2/6/11 12:03 AM by mister_sticks

How could Franklin thiught he had won? Forrest defo got the first two rounds. Still like him, tho.

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2/6/11 12:03 AM by Jake Tyler

B-level? I think you're being generous.

AuzzieOsbourne site profile image  

2/6/11 12:02 AM by AuzzieOsbourne

Did anyone see Rich's face? He actually thought he won!!! Pretty delusional. He was breaking the fight down with forrest and was getting ready to get his hand raised lol