UFC 72 Rich Franklin vs. Yushin Okami

Rich Franklin vs. Yushin Okami

Date: June 16, 2007
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Venue: Odyss

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Broadcast: Pay-Per-View

Rich Franklin

UFC 72: Victory is the next upcoming mixed martial arts fight. The event is currently scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2007 at The Odyssey in Belfast, Northern Ireland. UFC 72: UFC Victory will be the first UFC fight ever in Belfast.

UFC 72 Belfast, Rich Franklin Vs. Yushin Okami and a bout between Forrest Griffin Vs. Hector Ramirez are set to headline the show.

Former Middleweight Champ Rich “Ace” Franklin continues his rise back to the top by taking on Japanese superstar Yushin Okami. Rich “Ace” Franklin is a well rounded fighter with amazing standup. He has knocked out the likes of Nate Quarry and Jason MacDonald.

Okami is coming off a solid Unanimous decision outing against Mike Swick and holds a 20-3 mma record. Yushin Okami comes at his opponents, gets them on the ground and pounds the living crap out of them. He has even beaten the man who took Franklin’s title away at UFC 67 Anderson Silva.

This fight will most likely determine the number 1 contender to face the winner of Anderson Silva vs. Nate Marquardt (fight takes place July 7th at UFC 73 live from the Arco Arena in Sacramento California).

UFC 72 Results

UFC 72: Victory – The Preliminary Fights

Dustin Hazelett vs. Stevie Lynch

Welterweight Fight – Dustin Hazelett won via submission at 2:50 of Round One.

Eddie Sanchez vs. Colin Robinson

Heavyweight Fight – Eddie Sanchez won via TKO (strikes) at :32 of Round Two.

Marcus Davis vs. Jason Tan

Welterweight Fight – Marcus Davis won via KO at 1:15 of Round One.

UFC 72: Victory – The Main Card Fights

Scott Smith vs. Ed Herman

Middleweight Fight -Ed Herman won via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:25 of Round Two.

Clay Guida vs. Tyson Griffin

Lightweight Fight – Tyson Griffin won via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

Jason MacDonald vs. Rory Singer

Middleweight Fight – Jason MacDonald won via TKO (strikes) at 3:18 of Round Two.

Forrest Griffin vs. Hector Ramirez

Light Heavyweight Fight – Forrest Griffin won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Rich Franklin vs. Yushin Okami

Middleweight Fight – Rich Franklin won via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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