A middleweight fight between Rich Franklin and Cung Le has been added to UFC 148, which takes place July 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The card is expected to feature UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz against Urijah Faber in the main event.
Franklin is returning from shoulder surgery that knocked him out of a planned fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. “Ace,” a former champion in the UFC, lost his last bout to Forrest Griffin in Feburary of last year.
Le made his UFC debut by suffering a TKO loss to Wanderlei Silva. The former Strikeforce champion was handed a broken nose courtesy of “The Axe Murderer,” as well as a defeat.