MMA Franklin vs Lutter at 83

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  1. SCirone

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    Rich Franklin vs. Travis Lutter Official for UFC 83

    Posted by MMA Junkie on February 4, 2008 at 11:20 am ET
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    Rumors of the bout have popped up for weeks, but we can now confirm that former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin (22-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 4” winner Travis Lutter (9-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will meet at UFC 83, which takes place April 19 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.

    MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the fight with Franklin’s camp over the weekend, and the UFC made it official in today’s UFC 83 press conference and on UFC.com.

    The Franklin-Lutter fight will complement UFC 83’s main event, which is a title unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and interim champ (and French Canadian) Georges St. Pierre.

    As MMAjunkie.com was the first to report, the Franklin-Lutter was originally targeted for next month’s UFC 82 event in Columbus, Ohio. However, Franklin, who fights out of Cincinnati as part of Team Jorge Gurgel, recently underwent surgery for a torn meniscus he suffered in his right knee. He was originally expected to be sidelined until June.

    The 33-year-old Franklin hasn’t fought since a second-round TKO to Anderson Silva at Cincinnati’s UFC 77 event in October. Franklin initially lost his belt to Silva at UFC 64 in October 2006 but rebounded for victories over Jason MacDonald and Yushin Okami to earn the rematch. Prior to that fight at UFC 77, Franklin signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC that goes into effect for his fight with Lutter.

    Lutter hasn’t fought since a UFC 67 main-event loss to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Lutter, who earned the title shot by winning the middleweight division of “The Ultimate Fighter 4’s” comeback season, stunned fans — and UFC officials — when he was unable to get under the 185-pound threshold during weigh-ins. He later admitted that his body simply quit sweating in the final hours of weight cutting. The fight was changed to a three-round non-title bout, and despite a competitive first round, Lutter suffered a submission loss via triangle choke in the second.

    Lutter was then supposed to fight Ryan Jensen at UFC 74 in August, but he had to pull out of the bout with a neck injury.
     
  2. disagree
     
  3. always?

    what makes you think lutter can beat franklin?

    you really think he can take him down?

    Or survive standing?
     
  4. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    This will look a hell of a lot like the Jason MacDonald fight.
     
  5. Franklin has a better shot at taking the belt back from hendo than from Silva. :o

    I never bother speculating about fighter's mental states until it's totally obvious.

    Frankling came back from the first silva lost and mangled Jason Mcdonald :dunno:
     
  6. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    but looked VERY gunshy against Okami.
    I think it will be obvious if franklin is a beaten man after this fight. Maybe he needs to get away form Team Gurgel.
     
  7. Franklin -> ATT :mamoru:


    Vs. Okami, he definitely never opened up. He knew he was winning the way things were going, Okami wasn't willing to open up and take any risks to push for the takedown, so Franklin just counter-struck all night.

    If he'd just waded in throwing big shots, okami probably would have just tied him up and taken him down.

    He looked mentally tough, to execute a gameplan like that and then gut out of a deep submission attempt. :dunno:
     
  8. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

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    Franklin should brutalize Lutter in this one. But maybe Loco knows more about Franklin's mental state after their pillow talk?
     
  9. The Ripper

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    yeah im thinking franklins getting subbed
     
  10. Losses 3 (T)KOs (100.00%)
     
  11. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Too be fair its like landing on black 3 times in a row, gotta bet red this spin!
     
  12. SCirone

    SCirone Moderator

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    No you dont. The chances are still just as good that it will land on black, red, 0, or 00 the next roll
     
  13. alkalinesolo

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    He's done mentally after getting beat twice by the best fighter in the world? :ugh:
     
  14. Optamix

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    lol, I was just about to post this.

    Probability ftw :h5:
     

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