Created on Monday, 12 November 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
It looks like Bellefontaine’s Scott Sheeley and UFC fighter Cung Le make a pretty good team.
With Bellefontaine’s Scott Sheeley in the background, Cung Le reacts after winning the middleweight match of the UFC On Fuel TV 6 against Rich Franklin on Saturday in Macau, China. (AP PHOTO | KIN CHEUNG)
Le, a well-respected fighter dating back to his kickboxing days, won his second straight UFC fight with Sheeley in his corner Saturday in China.
In the first UFC event on Chinese soil, Le knocked out UFC legend Rich Franklin in the first round of their fight on the “UFC on Fuel TV 6” card.
Le was a heavy underdog going in, but he caught Franklin with a devastating punch to the head. The blow sent Franklin straight to the floor. The fight was then stopped at 2:17 of the opening round.
A former champion on the Strikeforce circuit, Le is now 2-1 in the UFC. Many MMA followers have called Saturday’s knockout the biggest win of Le’s career.
“I have to say wow,” said Le during a post-fight television interview. “I feel like I am in a dream.”
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