According to multiple outlets, a light heavyweight clash between for champions Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin will co-headline one of the most star-studded fight cards in UFC history.
MMAFighting.com was the first to report the February 5th scrap.
Although nothing has been officially announced by the world’s premier mixed martial arts show, the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada is expected to host the shindig and a middleweight title bout between champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
What looks to be a light heavyweight top contender bout between fast-rising stars Ryan Bader and Jon Jones will also appear on the card.
Franklin was seen this past June knocking out former king Chuck Liddell at UFC 115.
Griffin, meanwhile, returns to competition for the first time since taking home a close split-decision win over Tito Ortiz at UFC 106. The much needed November victory came after back-to-back losses to Rashad Evans and Anderson Silva.