Early On Saturday, November 10th the UFC’s first ever event in China – Macaou to be precise – will take place, and we’ve got the full fight card for you below.
Main eventing this historic event is Rich Franklin who’s making his first visit to the middleweight division he once reigned over in over four years to fight former Strikeforce 185lb champion Cung Le.
Once considered a major threat at light-heavyweight, Thiago Silva is in dire need of a win after going 1-3-1 over the past few years, while also suffering setbacks via injuries and a steroid suspension. He takes on Stanslav Nedkov who sports a perfect 12-0 record, but hasn’t fought in over a year due to Visa problems.
Dong Hyun Kim returns to action following the fight-ending rib injury he suffered in his last bout with Demain Maia to take on another Brazilian who is in real need of a victory, Paulo Thiago.
Takanori Gomi is also skating on thin-ice having lost two of his last three UFC fights and he’ll have to be on form if he wants to get anything from former TUF winner Mac Danzig.
The five fight main card for this show is rounded off with the only Chinese fighter on the show, Tiequan Zhang going up against TUF 15’s Jon Tuck.
Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin
Thiago Silva vs. Stanislov Nedkov
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Paulo Thiago
Takanori Gomi vs. Mac Danzig
Tiequan Zhang vs. Jon Tuck
Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. John Lineker
Riki Fukuda vs. Tom DeBlass
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland
David Mitchell vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Alex Caceres vs. Motonobu Tezuka