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Liddell to fight Franklin, not Ortiz, in Vancouver

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The UFC newsletter just hit my e-mail box and confirmed that Chuck Liddell will fight Rich Franklin, not Tito Ortiz, at UFC 115 in Vancouver.

For the first time ever, the Octagon® makes its way to Vancouver, British Columbia for a showdown between two former champions - Chuck Liddell battles Rich Franklin on Saturday, June 12 at General Motors Place. Tickets on sale this week!

Pretty interesting, eh? It will be interesting to see how this plays out on The Ultimate Fighter. Now we await word about what happened to Tito Ortiz to force the UFC to go to this matchup instead.

It's funny how these things usually get out ahead of time. The UFC's hand was forced in revealing this one, though, even if the rumors weren't flying because they needed to announce a main event for the show because tickets were about to go on sale.