Rich “Ace” Franklin vs. Forrest Griffin at UFC 127 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Former UFC middleweight champion, Rich Franklin and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin are set to throw down in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 127 in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 5th, 2010.

Franklin has had his share of ups and downs since the beginning of last year, losing a split decision to Dan Henderson in January 2009 before defeating Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision later in the year. A first round knockout loss at the hands of Vitor Belfort was also countered by a first round knockout win against Chuck Liddell in June this year.

Griffin lost his light heavyweight title to Rashad Evans in December 2008 before getting destroyed by Anderson Silva eight months later. He returned to the octagon in November where he scored a split decision win over Tito Ortiz but has been shelved ever since due to injury.

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