Saturdayâ€™s UFC 73 event boasts one of the most talent-rich fight cards in UFC history. There, UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk makes his first title defense against 32-year-old Brazilian-born Hermes Franca. Franca is a mixed-martial-arts veteran with a 18-5 MMA record and is 6-2 in the UFC.
Franca made his UFC debut in 2003, winning his first two UFC fights — the first against Richard Crunkilton at UFC 42, the second over a very tough Caol Uno at UFC 44. At this point in his career, Franca had an 8-0 MMA record and was 2-0 in the UFC.link