Legends Liddell and Franklin clash in first ever UFC event in Vancouver

CHUCK “THE ICEMAN” LIDDELL VS. RICH “ACE” FRANKLIN AT UFC 115 Live from General Motors Place, Saturday June 12, 2010 – Tickets on sale Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m. PT Las Vegas, NV (USA) – “Fans and media have been asking me for weeks what is happening on The Ultimate Fighter® Season 11, saying … Read more

Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin being touted for UFC 115 on June 12 (updated)

CANADA – A light heavyweight match-up between former UFC champions Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell (21-7) and Rich “Ace” Franklin (27-5-0, 1 NC) is likely to take place at UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 12 according to a report posted Saturday at Sherdog.com. However, UFC President Dana White has since issued a statement … Read more

The Cageside Beat January 21 Recap

The Cageside Beat is the official radio show of ProMMANow.com.
On the latest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of ProMMANow.com, Brian and Mike were joined by Luke and Charis Burrett, co-founders of Silver Star Casting Company.

The group discussed Silver Star’s rise to prominence in the MMA world, new developments with the company, new products being released, and Silver Star’s plans for 2010.

Follow the jump to see some of the topics discussed, listen to and download the episode, and get information on how to enter the latest trivia contest sponsored by Silver Star.

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MMA Live: 12-17-09

MMA Live looks at UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn’s domination of Diego Sanchez. Kenny Florian is back in Bristol following his win over Clay Guida and Rashad Evans stops by in advance of his showdown with Thiago Silva at UFC 108. Please like & share:

PROMMA.INFO UFC 103 staff picks

“UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” takes place tonight at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. A couple of the preliminary bouts will air live on Spike TV beginning at 8 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. PT and the main card will air live on pay-per-view beginning at 9 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. PT.

As always, the PROMMA.INFO staff has come together to give you our predictions on the fights.

TYSON GRIFFIN vs. HERMES FRANCA

  • Jeff Howard: Franca has been under the radar as of late, except for his out of the Octagon troubles. Griffin has shown amazing stand up in his last couple of fights, and will win via ref stoppage in the 1st round.
  • Eddie Constantine: Griffin by decision in “rinse and repeat” performance of Tyson taking him down, Hermes getting up. Trying to land a big shot and Tyson takes him down again.
  • Richard Mann: This is starting to seem like a conspiracy. Tyson Griffin always gets matched up with fighters who rely on their Brazilian jiu jitsu. He has the perfect skill set to defeat them. His anti-jiu jitsu will lead him to another decision victory here. Griffin via Decision.
  • Dusty Adams: Griffin. Griffin is always in an exciting fight as well as Franca. Both are solid on the ground but Griffin is the more technical striker and should win a unanimous decision.
  • Jack Bratcher: Hermes had to have this fight moved to 159 lbs. That tells me he is not in as good shape as he should be. If you aren’t 100% for Tyson Griffin, you’re in trouble. Tyson is known for grinding out those decisions so, I have to go with Tyson Griffin by unanimous decision.

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UFC 103 weigh-in results & notes

The weigh-ins for “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” took place Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. As always, PROMMA.INFO provided a live stream of the proceedings. Efrain Escudero and Vitor Belfort were both over weight. Belfort stripped down but still ended up a quarter-pound over. Both fighters will be given a short time to lose the weight.

Also, something a little odd was announced at the weigh-ins. The UFC has been publicizing how a portion of the normally un-aired preliminary fights would be broadcast on Spike TV prior to the pay-per-view. Well, come to find out they are only airing two fights.

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Countdown to UFC 103 – full episode

Vitor Belfort vs. Rich Franklin headlines UFC 103 this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. Other fights on this card detailed in this Countdown episode include Mirko Cro Cop vs. Junior Dos Santos and Frank Trigg vs. Josh Koscheck. It should be a great card and PROMMA.INFO will be providing you with complete coverage … Read more

UFC 103 in-depth preview (video)

Here is an in-depth look at “UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort” headlined by former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin taking on Vitor Belfort at a catch-weight of 195 lbs. The fight between Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko Cro Cop is looked at as well as Swick vs. Kampmann (Swick will be replaced by Paul Daley). … Read more

Rich Franklin will Headline UFC 103 Against Vitor Belfort

Although the UFC originally announced that the main event of UFC 103 would pit Rich Franklin against Dan Henderson for the second time, now the UFC has announced that Franklin will take on Vitor Belfort instead.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion had been scheduled to fight Jorge Santiago in a middleweight bout on Affliction Trilogy. Now, Belfort is going back up to the light heavyweight division for this fight with Franklin.

Dana White has indicated that Belfort would be an interesting challenge for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Presumably, win or lose, Belfort would drop back down to the middleweight division after UFC 103.

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Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson 2 headlines UFC 103

The UFC announced today that a rematch between Rich “Ace” Franklin (25-4) and Dan Henderson (25-7) will be the main event for UFC 103 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on September 19th.

The first bout between the two was a light heavyweight fight in the main event at UFC 93 held this past January in Dublin, Ireland, that saw Henderson come away with a split decision victory. One judge scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Franklin, while the other two judges had it 29-28 in favor of Henderson.

Both fighters have fought once since their first meeting, with Franklin defeating Wanderlei Silva in a catch weight fight of 195 lbs. at UFC 99 by unanimous decision, and Henderson beating Michael Bisping with a second round knockout at UFC 100.

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