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UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin

UFC 115
  • Saturday 06.12.2010 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: General Motors Place
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $4,095,235 USD
  • Attendance: 16,915 (Paid: 14,621)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 520,000 | TV Ratings: 1.26M (Spike Prelims)
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Knockout of the Night
    Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin   |   $85,000 bonus to Franklin
  • Submission of the Night
    Pat Barry vs. Mirko Filipović   |   $85,000 bonus to Filipović
  • Fight of the Night
    Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit   |   $85,000 bonus to each fighter
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Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Liddell vs. Franklin (11)Kampmann vs. Thiago (9)Dunham vs. Griffin (6)
  • Yves Lavigne
    Barry vs. Filipović (10)Yvel vs. Rothwell (8)Wiman vs. Danzig I (5)
  • Kevin Dornan
    MacDonald vs. Condit (7)Wilks vs. Sobotta (3)Pyle vs. Lennox (1)
  • Tony Williamson
    Loiseau vs. Miranda (4)Funch vs. Patrick (2)

Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for all MMA fights, from the biggest UFC's to remote regional cards. UFC 115 is closed for new predictions. 11 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.

Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: UFC 115 Leaderboard

UFC 115 Wiki Update Wiki

After losing four out of his last five fights, former Light Heavyweight Champion and Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell appeared to have fought his last battle inside the Octagon. But after Liddell campaigned hard for one more shot in the promotion, the call came from Dana White for "The Iceman" to coach opposite old rival Tito Ortiz on TUF 11. As is standard practice following the TUF season, the two would then battle it out in a third go inside the cage.


Liddell accepted and the season moved underway. Midway through the filming, however, Ortiz was forced to back out of the fight due to persistent neck and back problems. Rich Franklin, the UFC’s go-to guy for catch-weight and short notice bouts, stepped in and promptly knocked Liddell out cold in the first round of UFC 115. Following yet another KO loss, most believed Liddell's storied MMA career had, this time, truly come to an end.


Franklin impressed in the main event, as his left arm (his dominant side) was broken while blocking a Liddell kick, but he managed to rally and knock Liddell out with a short right hand. Liddell had looked extremely sharp in the fight, but once again showed a diminished ability to absorb a punch after one too many tilts in the cage. The real winners were the fans who were treated to the savage single-round affair.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:56 PM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin video preview report dead link

    Watch the full video preview for UFC 115, featuring Rich Franklin versus Chuck Liddell.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 115 video blog 2 report dead link

    Watch the second video blog for UFC 115: Rich Franklin vs. Chuck Liddell with UFC President Dana White.

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    Watch the first video blog for UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin with UFC President Dana White.

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