Rich
Franklin
29-7-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
I'm accomplishing what I set out to do.

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 29 fights.
Record: 29-7-0, 1NC
Summary: Excellent striking skills, good conditioning, well-rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: Ace
From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Age: 39
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )
College: University of Cincinnati
Degree: Mathematics

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1970
43% Successful
856
Types of Successful Strikes
0
856
70% Standing
18%
13%
596
151
109
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
22
64% Successful
14
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
21
3
Takedown Defense
64
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Rich Franklin Nov 10, 2012
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Cung Le 8 0 0 0
Win
Wanderlei Silva Jun 23, 2012
58 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Rich Franklin 122 1 0 1
Loss
Forrest Griffin Feb 5, 2011
50 5 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Rich Franklin 33 1 0 0
Win
Chuck Liddell Jun 12, 2010
17 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rich Franklin 24 0 0 0
Loss
Vitor Belfort Sep 19, 2009
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rich Franklin 4 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin Jun 13, 2009
52 1 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Wanderlei Silva 38 1 0 0
Loss
Dan Henderson Jan 17, 2009
36 4 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Rich Franklin 39 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin Sep 6, 2008
71 0 0 0 R3 KO/TKO
Matt Hamill 13 1 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin Apr 19, 2008
28 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Travis Lutter 1 1 1 3
Anderson Silva Oct 20, 2007
39 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rich Franklin 22 1 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin Jun 16, 2007
36 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yushin Okami 17 1 3 2
Win
Rich Franklin Mar 3, 2007
49 1 0 4 R2 KO/TKO
Jason MacDonald 16 1 0 0
Anderson Silva Oct 14, 2006
31 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Rich Franklin 10 0 0 0
Rich Franklin Mar 4, 2006
127 5 0 8 R5 Decision - Unanimous
David Loiseau 21 1 0 0
Rich Franklin Nov 19, 2005
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Nate Quarry 4 0 0 0
Rich Franklin
UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
Jun 4, 2005
97 0 1 0 R4 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Evan Tanner 25 1 1 0
Win
Rich Franklin Apr 9, 2005
23 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ken Shamrock 0 1 2 0
Win
Rich Franklin
SuperBrawl 38
Dec 12, 2004
24 3 3 6 R2 Submission
Curtis Stout 9 0 0 1
Win
Rich Franklin Oct 22, 2004
41 3 1 5 R3 Submission
Jorge Rivera 22 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin
AFC 1
Jul 14, 2004
2 2 3 2 R1 Submission
Ralph Dillon 1 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin
SuperBrawl 35
Apr 16, 2004
8 0 0 2 R1 Submission
Leo Sylvest 0 0 0 0
Loss
Lyoto Machida
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003
Dec 31, 2003
24 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Rich Franklin 9 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin Sep 26, 2003
37 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Edwin Dewees 4 1 1 1
Win
Rich Franklin Apr 25, 2003
16 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Evan Tanner 6 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin
UCC Hawaii
Sep 17, 2002
15 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Antony Rea 8 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin
UCC 10
Jun 15, 2002
3 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Yan Pellerin 2 1 0 1
Win
Rich Franklin
WFA 1
Nov 3, 2001
4 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Marvin Eastman 3 1 0 0
Rich Franklin
IFC - Warriors Challenge 11
Jan 13, 2001
16 0 0 0 R1 Could Not Continue
Aaron Brink 11 0 0 0
Win
Rich Franklin
EC 35
Jun 29, 2000
0 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Dennis Reed 1 1 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I do my roadwork in the morning, have my first meal and go to my first session. The first session usually consists of conditioning or drilling. After a bit of rest and a couple of meals, I head back for my second session for grappling, sparring or whatever we are working on that day.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started fighting about 13 years ago.  I caught a flyer for a local show out by my house in Indiana. It was kind of a dream of mine to play a college sport, and it just wasn't happening. So, I just started eating right and lifting, and I started getting into martial arts and training.  One thing led to another and by the time my body caught up with everything else, I wound up being really good at this sport.  Once I had a of couple amateur fights, I realized I was good and I ended up in the right place at the right time.  Monte Cox asked if he could manage me.  At the time I didn't realize how important that was.  He set me up with the right fights at the right time and here I am now fighting in the UFC.

What ranks and titles have you held?
Former UFC Middleweight champion, IFC Light Heavyweight champion, Coach on season 2 and replacement coach on season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter.

Do you have any heroes? I don’t really have any heroes.

What is your favorite technique? The one that ends the fight.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? When I decided that I wanted to do an MMA fight, I spent four months training.  It was an amateur fight.  My buddy, Josh, and I were training in a shed that was designed for lawnmower equipment in the back yard.  It was a little 12'x15' shed with no air-conditioning in the summer and no heat in the winter, just a little space heater.  We just trained and trained and trained.  Over the years, our training has gotten better and we've taken ourselves from those beginnings to the top of the food chain in this sport.  At the time, we were watching the UFC and we'd say to ourselves that one day one of us would fight in the UFC.  Now I am fighting in the UFC.  I'm actually accomplishing what I set out to do.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? University of Cincinnati – bachelor’s degree in mathematics and master’s degree in education.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I used to be a full-time high school teacher for Oak Hills Local School District.  I train full-time now.

 

  • Has had nine fights against fighters who were current or former UFC or PRIDE champions (Tanner (twice), Machida, Anderson Silva (twice), Wanderlei Silva, Henderson, Belfort, Liddell). The Griffin fight will be his tenth.

 

  • Has won two of his last three bouts.

 

  • Won Fight of the Night award for bout with Wanderlei Silva and KO of the Night for his win over Liddell.

 

  • Hamill bout was his first fight at light heavyweight since win over Ken Shamrock in April of 2005.

 

  • 18-3 with 1 NC at light heavyweight

 

  • Former UFC middleweight champion with two successful defenses.

 

  • Only loss outside of the UFC was to Lyoto Machida in 2003.

 

Career

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Chuck Liddell UFC® 115 LIDDELL vs. FRANKLIN
Win
Chuck Liddell UFC® 115 LIDDELL vs. FRANKLIN

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