Official: Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le at UFC 148, Guida vs. Maynard at UFC on FX 4Posted on March 18, 2012, 07:26 PM by Anton Gurevich
Two big fights were officially announced today by the Ultimate Fighting Championship; 185 clash between Rich Franklin at UFC 148 (July 7th), and 155 bout between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4 (June 22nd).
Franklin vs. Le: Rich Franklin is currently 28-6 in his Mixed Martial Arts career, looking to prove he's still one of the top 185'ers on the planet. Franklin will be returning from a serious shoulder injury that forced "Ace" into a year-long layoff. As for Cung Le, thirty-nine year old former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion gets another chance in the UFC, despite losing to Wanderlei Silva via TKO back at UFC 139.
Guida vs. Maynard: UFC on FX 4 Lightweight encounter between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard will be extremely important for both fighters, who are coming off title race-eliminating losses in their most recent bouts. Clay Guida lost a decision to the reigning champion Ben Henderson, while Gray Maynard was pushed back in the queue for a shot at the title after getting TKO'd by who was then the UFC's 155 champ - Frankie Edgar. The showdown between Guida and Maynard could easily become a Fight of the Year candidate, especially when there's so much on the line.
Next UFC event will take place on April 14th at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. UFC on Fuel TV 2 will be headlined by the Light Heavyweight scrap between Alexander Gustafsson and Thiago Silva.