Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le at UFC 148 on 4/7


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.


tags: UFC 148   Ruch Franklin   Cung Le (detail)  Clay Guida (detail)  Gray Maynard (detail)  


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Mmanizzle site profile image  

3/20/12 11:59 PM by Mmanizzle

Been waiting a long time for Cung Le to get into the UFC.  Bummed out he lost to Wand.  My predictions: Le wins via head kick knockout, Franklin retires.  

disbeliever site profile image  

3/19/12 9:27 AM by disbeliever

Glad to see Cung is back and not quitting. He is a tiny MW though

RJJH site profile image  

3/19/12 8:26 AM by RJJH

 this! so jacked to see Rich back in the octogon.

stonepony site profile image  

3/19/12 2:20 AM by stonepony

Awesome fights all around. Clay vs Gray sounds great. Ace is still great too. He might look great at the lower weight. And, Cung Le is going to have some time to work his magic and earn some fans in the big spotlight. He's one of the most exciting fighters in MMA. He's a little old, but, if he's dedicated he can be a serious contender. He's a good style matchup for Anderson.

Acidic site profile image  

3/19/12 12:56 AM by Acidic

 I hope Cung Lee trains this time to fight. I know he can do better then that.

I No Kung Foo site profile image  

3/19/12 12:52 AM by I No Kung Foo

 Would you like to get kicked by Cung for 3 mins?  I wouldn't.

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

3/19/12 12:50 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

Mostly true but he did turn down a fight with Gustafsson at UFC 133 when Lil Nog pulled out their fight. Was kinda dissapointed at that decision...

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3/19/12 12:39 AM by chaplinshouse

 Poor Cung.  Likely losing streak here to quiet whatever hype is left.  Rich always believes in great movement so I know he'll really be thinking that way here.  Cung's only chance imo is KO and i don't think he's got the power for Rich  

Jacinto site profile image  

3/18/12 11:04 PM by Jacinto

Franklin is the man! He has always fought anyone, anytime, and anywhere and not just talked about it.