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UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin

UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin

  • Rich "Ace" Franklin (pink shorts/blue gloves) defeated Chuck "The Ice Man" Liddell in the main event of the evening at UFC 115 on Saturday at GM Place in Vancouver.

    Dana White says nothing to be sad about when it comes to Chuck Liddell

    June 13, 2010

    The sight of a 40-year-old Chuck Liddell lying unconscious on the UFC octagon floor in what will surely be the last fight of his career Saturday was no doubt one that only saddened many MMA fans around the world. But not UFC President Dana White.

  • Mirko Cro Cop (red gloves/shorts) defeats Patrick Barry by tap out at UFC 115 on Saturday at GM Place in Vancouver.

    Funny Mirko Cro Cop’ jump-starts career with win over Pat Barry

    June 13, 2010

    For a 35-year-old fighter who everybody has heard of by now, Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic was sure full of surprises at UFC 115. In a stirring performance that brought the sellout crowd at GM Place to its feet Saturday, Filipovic choked out Pat Barry in the third round of their co-main event in what was the Croatian’s first submission win in over five years.

  • Chuck Liddell poses during an open media day for the eleventh season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' in Las Vegas.

    Breaking down UFC 115: Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell

    June 10, 2010

    Many words have been used to describe Chuck Liddell during his storied mixed martial arts career. Until recently, "shredded" wasn’t one of them. During Thursday’s press conference at GM Place, however, that is exactly the way UFC President Dana White chose to describe him.

  • UFC 115 weigh-in: Vancouver excited for Chuck Liddell’s return

    June 11, 2010

    Fans inside the GM Place made plenty of noise during Friday's official weigh-in for all 22 fighters set to compete at UFC 115 on Saturday. But only one fighter brought them to their feet.

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    Fireside Chat with Dana White: UFC 115

    In this installment of the Fireside Chat, UFC President Dana White discusses his friend's return, smaller venues and drug testing.

  • Dana White on Chuck Liddell’s return, blood testing and Mauricio Rua’s surgery

    June 10, 2010

    UFC president Dana White took center stage at GM Place in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday for the pre-fight press conference leading up to UFC 115. White is known for sitting down and shooting straight answers to any questions the media may have leading up to an event. Here are a few highlights from Thursday’s chat.

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    UFC 115 - Tyson Griffin Workout

  • Tyson Griffin listens to trainer Neil Melanson while working out at Xtreme Couture Gym in preparation for his fight at UFC 115.

    Las Vegas teammates Tyson Griffin, Evan Dunham will be familiar foes at UFC 115

    June 10, 2010

    Although Tyson Griffin admits he felt no hesitation when agreeing to fight Xtreme Couture teammate Evan Dunham at UFC 115, it wasn't because he's willing to put relationships on the line for the sake of his career. In fact, Griffin is very clear in his stance that he'd never fight family - it's just that Dunham isn't family.

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    UFC 115 - Martin Kampmann Workout

  • Martin Kampmann takes a breather while working out at Xtreme Couture Gym in preparation for an upcoming fight at UFC 115 Friday, June 4, 2010.

    Martin Kampmann looks to make most of opportunity at UFC 115

    June 8, 2010

    Martin Kampmann’s return to the UFC octagon is a mere four days away, but don’t be surprised if he’s still crossing his fingers that he and his opponent, Paulo Thiago, get there healthy. The way things have been going for Kampmann, the chances of one of the two tripping and spraining an ankle before this weekend seem downright likely.

  • UFC heavyweight Gilbert Yvel is seen in his gym Friday, June 4, 2010.

    Gilbert Yvel prepared for UFC 115, eager to move past debut

    June 5, 2010

    Gilbert Yvel waited years to know what it felt like to be inside a UFC octagon. His first opportunity to find out turned into an experience he’d rather just forget. Yvel made his highly anticipated UFC debut in January at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, only to suffer a first-round TKO loss to Junior Dos Santos that lasted a mere two minutes and seven seconds.

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    UFC Heavyweight Gilbert Yvel