UFC President Dana White announced the news Saturday via Twitter. The Octagon boss confirmed the promotion is currently seeking a replacement opponent for Franklin.
Headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between former champions Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans, UFC 133 goes down Aug. 6 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Ortiz stepped up on short notice to face Evans after Phil Davis -- who was himself an injury replacement for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones -- withdrew with a knee injury.
Nogueira (Pictured; file photo), 35, recently suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his decade-long career. After beginning his UFC stint with consecutive wins, the Pride Fighting Championships veteran was outpointed by a pair of wrestlers in his next two bouts -- first to Ryan Bader at UFC 119 in September, then to Davis at UFC Fight Night 24 in March.view original article >>
The women’s bantamweight champion simply plans on going out and defending her title at UFC 215.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko meet for the second time in the co-main event at UFC 215. Watch their first fight from UFC 196. read news >>
Gilbert Melendez once again proved his durability in the cage, but he’d probably just as soon forget all about his featherweight debut against Jeremy Stephens.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Daniel Cormier is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. The UFC has officially stripped Jon Jones of the title after his fight against Cormier was overturned to a no contest by the Californi read news >>
Justin Ledet kept his punches tight, once again flashing an impressive jab in a 15-minute contest with UFC newcomer Zu Anyanwu.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Uriah Hall admits he’s “one of those head cases” when he steps inside the octagon, and it showed again at UFC-Pittsburgh.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Joe Rogan breaks down the exciting co-main event between Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade going down at UFC Fight Night Japan on Friday. read news >>
Sage Northcutt is scheduled to fight for the first time this year and will do so at lightweight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Thiago Alves is out of his fight this Saturday night against Mike Perry in a bout that was scheduled as the co-main event at UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh. Sources close to the situation confirmed Al read news >>
Demetrious Johnson won't have to wait long to fight for history after all. The reigning flyweight champion will look for his 11th consecutive title defense when he faces Ray Borg at UFC 216 in Las Ve read news >>