Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell looks to rebound from his second round TKO loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua nearly a year ago when he faces former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin in the main event of UFC 115 on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
“These are two UFC legends, and they give everything they have in every second of a fight,” said UFC President Dana White. “Both of these guys are looking to get back to the top of the light heavyweight division. Liddell and Franklin at 205 pounds is going to be a war, and I can’t wait to do our first UFC event ever in Vancouver.”
One of the most popular fighters in UFC history, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell has faced the best and beaten the best. With 10 knockouts in the UFC, and seven consecutive at one point, Liddell is considered one of the greatest strikers in UFC history. With wins over Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort, he is looking to once again reach the pinnacle of the light heavyweight division.
“I’m ready for this fight, I’m in the best shape of my life, and I can’t wait to get back in the Octagon,” said Liddell. “I can’t tell the fans what happens in the Ultimate Fighter 11, you have to watch the show, but I’ll tell you how this is gonna end, I’m knocking Rich out.”
UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin takes place on June 12, 2010 from General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.