Rich Franklin returns to face Yushin Okami in UFC 72. UFC 72 sets the Octagon up in Ireland this time for the second international fight card the UFC has seen this year. Earlier in 2007 the UFC setup shop in England where Mikro Cro Cop got knocked the F**k out and Michael Bisping impressed his home crowd. Rich "Ace" Franklin, former High School Teacher, is fresh off a win earlier this year after losing a hard first round TKO to Anderson Silva. Silva still holds the belt and Franklin isn't far from the top again. If Franklin can put away Okami with intensity, he is very likeable and could win back the UFC fans very easily.
The undercard has a lot of smaller names, but big fighters. As usual, the WorldFightScene.com has made its UFC 72 predictions:
Main Event: Rich Franklin wins by decision over Yushin Okami. We picked it.
Undercard: Hector Ramirez also lost to Forrest Griffin by decision. We picked it.
Clay Guida lost to Tyson Griffin by a split decision. We picked it.
Other fights not on our prediction card:
Rory Singer Vs. Jason MacDonald
Jason Tan Vs. Marcus Davis
Eddie Sanchez Vs. Colin Robinson
Scott Smith Vs. Ed Herman
Dustin Hazelett Vs. Stevie Lynch