Franklin KO's Liddell
Rich Franklin may have ended the legendary career of Chuck Liddell Saturday night as Franklin knocked out the hall of famer in the main event of UFC 115.
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According to oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com, Franklin had a betting line of -160 to win the fight, meaning at $160 bet on Franklin will pay out an additional $100.
Franklin and Liddell had a wild exchange in the fight before Franklin got the victory. Liddell came out looking sharp and landed some nice shots early, including a kick that broke the left forearm of Franklin. Late in the opening round, Liddell caught Franklin with a right hand and went in for the kill, but over-committed to a punch and Franklin caught him with a counter right hand that sent Liddell to the canvas. Franklin quickly followed up with a barrage and left Liddell unconscious.
In the co-main event, Mirko Cro Cop submitted Pat Barry in the third round. Cro Cop had a line of +125 to win. He struggled in the opening round of the fight, getting caught with two big right hands that appeared to give him a broken jaw. Following the opening round, Cro Cop fought like a new man, using kicks, punches, and grappling to tire Berry before he managed to secure a rear-naked choke late in the third round for the win.
For complete UFC 115 main card results, see below.
UFC 115 Main Card Results
Rich Franklin (-160) def. Chuck Liddell by knockout in the first round (4:55)
Mirko Cro Cop (+125) def. Pat Barry by submission in the third round (4:30)
Martin Kampmann (+192) def. Paulo Thiago by unanimous decision
Ben Rothwell (-170) def. Gilbery Yvel by unanimous decision
Carlos Condit (+110) def. Rory MacDonald by TKO in the third round (4:53)
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Posted: 6/13/10 12:50AM ET