Forrest Griffin Thrashes Rich Franklin In UFC 126

February 6th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
forrestLas Vegas, Feb 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin was one of the most anticipated fights of UFC 126 night. Though both the fighters gave a tough competition to each other, in the end, Forrest Griffin took away the cake by defeating Rich Franklin. The raucous crowd at Mandalay Bay Events Center cheered for both the fighters as they put in their best efforts to outwork the other and win the much-coveted title of Ultimate Fighting Championship in Light Heavyweight bout. The audience back at home also watched the fights live on Spike TV.

Before the much-anticipated match, Forrest Griffin seemed a bit scared. In his pre-match interview, the mixed martial artist said that the feeling is terrifying as he has not fought for about a year and hence he is unsure. However, he said that he is going to try his best to win the bout and thrash his opponent. While speaking about the match, the winner said that he plans to fight differently from a typical fighter and not get tagged as a “stereotype”. However, finally, Forrest Griffin won the bout via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

In round 1, Forrest Griffin dominated the fight and won it. In round 2, as well Forrest Griffin dominated the bout and got better of the heated exchanges. The audience saw the winner giving some occasional punches and leg kicks to win over the opponent. However, in the third round, Rich Franklin fought back and gave the winner some nice kicks and punches but in the end, Forrest Griffin managed to outwork him easily. In his post match interview, the winner said that it was good to fighting back once again.

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