UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le

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UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le
A poster or logo for UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date November 10, 2012
Venue CotaiArena
City Macau, SAR, China
Attendance 8,415[1]
Total gate $1,300,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit

UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 6) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 10, 2012 at the Macau, SAR, China.[2] It was the first ever UFC event held in China.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Background

As a result of the cancellation of UFC 151, bouts between Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland and John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani were rescheduled for this event.[9]

Marcelo Guimarães was expected to face Hyun Gyu Lim at the event; however, Guimarães was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by David Mitchell.[10] Lim was then pulled from the bout by doctors and the fight was subsequently cancelled.[11]

Kyung Ho Kang was expected to face Alex Caceres at this event; however, Kang was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Motonobu Tezuka.[12]

Results

Main Card (Fuel TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Cung Le def. Rich Franklin KO (punch) 1 2:17
Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva vs Stanislav Nedkov No Contest 3 1:45 [a]
Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim def. Paulo Thiago Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Takanori Gomi def. Mac Danzig Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jon Tuck def. Tiequan Zhang Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki def. Jeff Hougland Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Bantamweight Alex Caceres def. Motonobu Tezuka Decision (split) (28-29, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight John Lineker def. Yasuhiro Urushitani Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Riki Fukuda def. Tom DeBlass Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Originally ruled a submission victory (arm-triangle choke) at 1:45 of round 3 for Silva, the result was changed to "No Contest" after Silva tested positive for a banned substance during a post fight screening.[13]


Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $40,000 bonuses.[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Takanori Gomi vs. Mac Danzig
  • Knockout of the Night: Cung Le
  • Submission of the Night: Thiago Silva

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Erickson, Matt (2012-11-10). "UFC on FUEL TV 6 draws a reported 8,415 attendance for $1.3 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ Martin, Damon (2012-07-04). "UFC Officially Heading to China for Fuel TV Event". MMAWeekly.com. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ "UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le Announced for Nov. 10". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  4. ^ Morgan, John; Stupp, Dann (2012-03-29). "UFC heading for Macau 'very soon'". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  5. ^ Rutherford, Peter (2012-11-03). "UFC set for Macau, Singapore amid Asia expansion". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  6. ^ Rutherford, Peter (2012-11-09). "UFC set for Macau bridgehead to mainland China". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  7. ^ Morgan, John (2012-11-09). "UFC hoping expansion into Asia is start of something big". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Franklin, Le bring their passion to Macau for UFC on Fuel TV 6". The Sports Network. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  9. ^ Staff (2012-08-24). "Mizugaki-Hougland, Urushitani-Lineker move from UFC 151 to UFC on FUEL TV 6 in Macau". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ Staff (2012-10-25). "David Mitchell vs. Hyun Gyu Lim completes UFC on FUEL TV 6 lineup in Macau". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  11. ^ Erickson, Matt (2012-11-09). "David Mitchell awarded show money after Hyun Gyu Lim pulled from UFC on FUEL TV 6". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  12. ^ Erickson, Matt (2012-11-02). "Kyung Ho Kang out, Motonobu Tezuka meets Alex Caceres at UFC on FUEL TV 6". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  13. ^ "Thiago Silva tests positive for marijuana metabolites, suspended six months". mmajunkie.com. November 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ Staff (2012-11-10). "UFC on FUEL TV 6 bonuses: Le, Silva, Gomi and Danzig earn $40K awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 

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