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Rich Franklin vs. Evan Tanner II

Co-Main Event | UFC Middleweight Championship | 185 lbs

Rich Franklin defeats Evan Tanner via KO/TKO at 3:25 of Round 4

Mmaweekly large Rich "Ace" Franklin
Mmaweekly large Evan Tanner

Franklin
KO/TKO
Round 4

19-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   31-4-0
Climbed to 20-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 31-5
Challenger   Title   Champion
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Cincinnati, Ohio   Fighting out of   Amarillo, Texas
30 years, 7 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   34 years, 3 months, 3 days
185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   N/A
Team Extreme   Gym   Hard Knocks Kickboxing
UFC 53
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 53: Heavy Hitters
  • Date: Saturday 06.04.2005
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Boardwalk Hall
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 6 of 8)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: N/A
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Franklin Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Tanner Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: UFC Middleweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Tanner
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