Two weeks from today the UFC will mark its first ever trip to China as part of their final FUEL TV card of the year. The main event pits former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le in a five-round battle.
For a FUEL show this is a pretty good main card, and I'm personally looking forward to Dong Hyun Kim vs. Paulo Thiago the most. Unfortunately if Stun Gun loses that's his 3rd defeat in his last 4 and if Thiago loses he'll be just 1-4 in his last 5. Paulo in particular may have the hardest strength-of-opposition list for someone who has never even fought for a title.
If you want to catch this live, you'll have to get up very early, as the main card starts at 6 AM PT. It's the closest thing to assembling the Bloody Elbow Night Crew as we'll get all year.
Nov 10th, live on Fuel from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China:
Main Card (FUEL TV, 9 AM ET/6 AM PT)
Rich Franklin (29-6, 1 NC) vs. Cung Le (8-2)
Stanislav Nedkov (12-0) vs. Thiago Silva (14-3, 1 NC)
Dong Hyun Kim (15-2-1, 1 NC) vs. Paulo Thiago (14-4)
Mac Danzig (21-9-1) vs. Takanori Gomi (33-8, 1 NC)
Alex Caceres (7-5) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (11-6)
Jon Tuck (6-0) vs. Tiequan Zhang (15-3)
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
John Lineker (19-6) vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani (19-5-6)
Tom DeBlass (7-1) vs. Riki Fukuda (18-6)
Jeff Hougland (10-5) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (15-7-2)
David Mitchell (11-2) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1)