UFC 148: Rich Franklin vs Cung Le Official

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Updated: March 19, 2012

The Ultimate Fighting Championships has made it official, Cung Le will return to the cage after his brawl with Wanderlei Silva to face former middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin at UFC 148 “Cruz vs. Faber 3″ on July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Cung came out strong against Wanderlei Silva before falling to punches in knees by the Axe Murderer at UFC 139. The fight was awarded the “Fight of the Night” bonus.

Ace is also looking for a strong showing after losing the decision to Forrest Griffin at UFC 126. Franklin has been recovering from shoulder surgery late last year and will have been out of action for a year and a half when he fights Cung Lee later this summer.

Stick with CageToday.com for the latest UFC 148 rumors as this fightcard starts to unfold.

2 Comments

  1. G.B.Hamerick

    March 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    There is basically no hope for le, he is really out matched when it comes to franklin,even after his year and half recovery le has no chance

  2. J_Brennan

    March 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I think it's a great fight for Cung. Franklin isn't as wild and erratic as Wandi. He can have a better chance of keeping his distance and hitting him with kicks. Just got to watch out for Franklin's straight right.

    Great matchup by Silva.

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