The UFC made two big fight announcements a short time ago. First, Clay Guida and Gray Maynard will fight at the UFC on FX event on June 22nd, in a five-round main event lightweight battle.
Then on July 7th at UFC 148, former Middleweight champion Rich Franklin fights San Shou phenom Cung Le.
Franklin has not fought in over a year, when he lost a decision to Forrest Griffin at UFC 126. Franklin was scheduled to fight Little Nog at UFC 133, but Nogueira had to drop out with injury. Then Franklin suffered a shoulder injury so severe he required surgery, in October.
This will be Franklin's first fight at Middleweight since beating Travis Luttler at UFC 83 way back in April of 2008.
Cung Le is coming off a loss in his UFC debut on November 19th, 2011 vs. Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139.
UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber are also expected to fight at UFC 148, although the fight has not been officially announced.