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UFC Macau: Cung Le brutally KO’s Rich Franklin
MMA veterans Cung Lu and Rich Franklin squared off inside the Octagon, in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 6 in Macau, China.
Franklin was a clear favorite coming to this fight, but Cung Le had plans of his own. Le was stalking Franklin with kicks, waiting for a perfect opportunity to unleash fury on former UFC Middleweight champ.
Rich Franklin tried to hit Cung Le with a low kick, but the former Strikeforce champ has immediately responded with a powerful right hand that landed right on the chin. Franklin spiraled his way down to the canvas, in what was clearly one of the most impressive KO victories in recent memory. The referee stopped the action at 2:17 minutes into Round 1.
Cung Le is now 2-1 inside the Octagon, and 9-2 overall. It is unclear whether the 40-year old fighter will have another fight in the UFC, but one thing is true – Cung Le is an exciting fighter, and definitely a force to be reckoned with.
As for Rich Franklin, ‘Ace’ has once again failed to show consistency inside the cage. Last time Franklin had two consecutive victories was back in 2008. Since then, it’s a win-lose streak for the 38-year old fighter.