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 >>
John Gooden and Dan Hardy break down the co-main event between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 going down on Saturday in Dallas. read news >>
Demian Maia once again showcased his grappling brilliance at UFC 211 when he defeated Jorge Masvidal to solidify a future welterweight championship bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC announced tonight that the scheduled lightweight fight between Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Leonardo Santos at UFC 212 has been canceled.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC commentator Joe Rogan breaks down the welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal scheduled for UFC 211. read news >>
Follow along for UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira full live results and fight stats. First fight is scheduled for 7 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 28. read news >>
UFC commentator Joe Rogan breaks down the UFC Fight Night Stockholm co-main event between Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov going down Sunday in Sweden. read news >>
UFC newcomer Deivison Alcantara has finished all but one of the opponents featured on his undefeated MMA record. At UFC 212, he is confident that Marco Beltran will meet the same fate.Filed under: Ne read news >>
Ahead of UFC Fight Night 109, UFC Fight Pass analyst Dan Hardy and broadcast partner John Gooden, along with Nick Peet, break down Sunday’s main event and other fights on the card.Filed under: News, read news >>
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is saying not so fast after the promotion announced it’s targeting a matchup with ex-bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Eric Spicely, Jamie Moyle and Dann Stupp.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>