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Rich Franklin

29Wins7Losses1No Contest

Win Rate
78 %
Finish Rate
86 %
Decision Win %
67 %

Rich Franklin

Age
47
Height
6' 1 (185 cm)
Reach
75 in. (6' 3/190 cm)
Ape-Index
1.027
Stance
Southpaw
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Middleweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Jorge Gurgel
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
Franklin graduated from William Henry Harrison High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and later earned a master's degree in education at the University of Cincinnati. He taught mathematics at the Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Franklin is a born-again Christian and quotes Psalm 144:1 on his webpage and fighter gear. February 21, 2006 was officially named "Rich Franklin Day" in Cincinnati by the city's mayor.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Middleweight Championship (One time). Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Chuck Liddell
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Wanderlei Silva (x2)
  • UFC: Record for most significant strikes in a UFC Middleweight Championship bout vs. David Loiseau (127)
  • UFC: UFC Hall of Fame (Pioneer wing, class of 2019)
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • Sherdog: Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Twitter Timeline

Fighter Videos

Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series | Season 2 | Highlights
UFC 147: Rich Franklin Post Presser Highlights

 

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