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UFC American Mixed Martial Artist

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Rich Franklin Biography

Rich Franklin was born October 5, 1974, in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion.

Franklin had a record of 17 wins and 1 loss before his fight for the title, which he won. His sole loss was against Lyoto Machida by TKO in the second round. In the run up to the title match, he defeated such well-respected fighters as Evan Tanner, Jorge Rivera, Edwin Dewees, and Ken Shamrock. Before his fight with Shamrock, Franklin signed an unusually long 8-fight contract with the UFC. In 2005, he defeated Evan Tanner for a second time at UFC 53 to win the UFC middleweight championship. His victory led to his being a coach (along with welterweight champion Matt Hughes) on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter.

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Many attribute the rapid growth to the UFC, the largest Mixed Martial Arts promotion company in the world, as they have been able to capture mainstream media. The booking agents at AthletePromotions can assist with booking Rich Franklin appearances, endorsements and VIP Meet & Greets. We have years of experience in booking ultimate fighters for endorsement deals, speaking appearances and autograph signings. Booking a MMA star like Rich Franklin is a very easy process. Our team can provide availability, fees and all costs associated in bringing out a popular track and field legend to your next corporate event.  Our team can find Rich Franklin’s agent to make your appearance the best it can be.  A Rich Franklin appearance will be sure to add the needed excitement to your upcoming event, rewarding valuable customers, employees and clients. Most likely, MMA fans and corporations can find Rich Franklin's official website, charity involvement, Twitter account, representation, publicist and management info at www.Rich Franklin.com.

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