Rich Franklin vs. Tito Ortiz possible for 1st FOX event?

source: The Underground

Since the UFC announced it's first show on FOX November 12th, speculation has been rampant as to which two fights would make the initial broadcast. UFC President Dana White yesterday shot down rumors that Anderson Silva may be tapped to compete, pending tomorrow's bout

Tito Ortiz has been campaigning for the slot and he did arguably bail out the UFC 133 PPV by agreeing to fight Rashad Evans, so maybe he feels like the UFC ows him one. Today, the question was posed to Dana White during the live Q&A in Brazil.

From: Paradiso
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Dana just mentioned that he doesn't know Tito's next fight, but he likes the idea of Tito vs Franklin.

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8/26/11 3:04 PM by K-Dub-"T"


Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

8/26/11 3:01 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

and very marketable* good back story.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

8/26/11 3:00 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

be a fun fight for FOX's opener.

zackthewop site profile image  

8/26/11 2:56 PM by zackthewop

Best fight possible for both guys!

Jsteven site profile image  

8/26/11 2:55 PM by Jsteven

 Not a good fight for Franklin.  If Forest took him down and out grappled him that easily then Tito can also.

madbanker site profile image  

8/26/11 2:51 PM by madbanker

ok - TKO.

HashadJinxedMyTitleRun site profile image  

8/26/11 2:49 PM by HashadJinxedMyTitleRun

No one KO's Tito, especially Ace Franklin.  

madbanker site profile image  

8/26/11 2:48 PM by madbanker

Franklin should win this fight IF he employs his butterfly guard. Rich probably has the best butterfly guard in mma for getting back to his feet. He made a huge mistake against Forrest in assuming they would stand it back up in rnd 1 (it probably should have been but u need to adapt to how the ref is doing his job).Rich will get taken down in round 1 and maybe in round 2, but if you look at Tito / Forrest how did Forrest get back up? Butterfly!!! U cannot play close guard against Tito.So Tito takes rich down a few times but rich immediately uses butterfly guard gets up using footwork and eventually KOs tito.

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8/26/11 2:47 PM by leftlegtrumpcard

Round one will look like round three...Franklin on his back with Tito being busy being Tito. UD for Tito. Drawing board for Franklin. The other fight on the card should be leben vs belfort. If there is a third I would love to see kongo vs reem.

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8/26/11 2:14 PM by Chimonos Revenge

Forrest isnt afraid of being hit though.