Undoubtedly, Rich Franklin is an MMA icon. The 34-year-old former UFC Middleweight Champion has achieved a level of success only a small percentage of fighters will ever know. On June 13th at UFC 99, “Ace” will have the unique opportunity of sharing the main event Octagon with “the Axe Muderer” Wanderlei Silva as the UFC takes their show to Germany for the very first time.
After losing a close split decision to former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson at UFC 93 back in January, Rich will now face a whole different kind of beast in Wanderlei Silva. Silva is known for his very aggressive straight-forward style of striking and will be looking to KO Franklin.