Rich Franklin returned to the cage in his hometown of Cincinnati, to try to reclaim the UFC middleweight title. With new training partners and a game plan to win, Franklin was determined to take back the title from Anderson Silva.
Anderson Silva had a different plan, midway through the first round, we started to see Silva attach the Thai clinch. Just like the last fight Silva was able to destroy Franklin with knees and elbows.
At the end of the first round Silva drops Franklin with a right hand, the bell rings and Franklin looked dazed, his corner man had to drag him to the corner. The second round looked much like their last fight, with Silva putting on a clinic for the fans. The referee jumps in and stops the fight, Rich Franklin has lost the fight and his nose is broken, again.
Whats next for the UFC Middleweight Division. Rich Franklin has defeated all the top contenders, but he cant beat Silva. Silva vs. Okami looks to be the only reasonable fight.