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Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira added to UFC 133 in Philadephia

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A pair of high-profile light heavyweights looking to return to the win column will meet in Philadelphia, as Rich Franklin faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

UFC officials today announced the matchup, which takes place at UFC 133.

Though not yet officially announced by the promotion, UFC 133 takes place Aug. 6 in Philadelphia. The city's Wells Fargo Center is expected to host the pay-per-view event.

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This is an interesting match up, I think Franklin takes it.

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So am I the only one who thinks this is Nogueira's last chance to preserve his career with the UFC?
I see, Franklin taking a hard fought UD, probably to a score of 29-28 on all three scored cards.

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I really like this match up. Couldn't have come at a better time for these two fighters. Even if Lil Nog does lose, I don't think the UFC will cut him. He will be like the Akiyama of the Light Heavyweights.

Franklin will probably take it by decision, after getting rocked with a solid hook sometime in the second round and recovering enough to score a takedown.

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Ill take an avatar bet that Nogueira stops him. Franklin will never win against this type of style.

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Nog prolly like finally not another wrestler and someone that will trade with me and Franklin is prolly thinking the last part too.

Good fight. Im leaning toward Roger

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I'm gonna have to go with Franklin. IMO if Franklin tries to trade power shots with Nogueira or dive headfirst into his guard, Nogueira wins, but if the fight goes any other way it's Franklin's fight to win.

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Curious to see if this is the main event or not??
Probably not. But I do like this match up.

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I think this is a better match up for Lil Nog than Franklin. I think Lil Nog is less mobile but has a slight edge striking and while not a big submission guy he still is the better technical BJJ fighter.

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Posted by sbulldavid

I think this is a better match up for Lil Nog than Franklin. I think Lil Nog is less mobile but has a slight edge striking and while not a big submission guy he still is the better technical BJJ fighter.



Except that Lil Nog is dramatically slower than he used to be (or maybe we just thought he was faster?). I think Franklin has many more tools on the feet than Nog does.

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should be a good fight. i like both fighters. they're both tough guys. im thinking Nog by Dec.

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I really like this fight, should be fun.... I hope lil nog knocks ace out, but if i had 2 pick i would take ace by UD.

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So am I the only one who thinks this is Nogueira's last chance to preserve his career with the UFC?
I see, Franklin taking a hard fought UD, probably to a score of 29-28 on all three scored cards.



Nice try but if its that close a fight but no way do all teh judges see it teh same when it is a close one....

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Nice matchup but I see lil nog taking this one.

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