Posts tagged Cung Le

Cung Le vs Rich Franklin

by Dr. Octagon, J.D.

Cung Le needs to finish this one fast. The longer it goes, the more of an advantage Rich Franklin has due to his better cardio.

Round 1: Franklin lands a right hand. Le punches and misses. Franklin lands a jab. Cung lands a jab. Le starts throwing the spinning shit. Ace coming forward. Franklin lands a left. 

You can really see the reach advantage as Franklin lands another combination. Franklin throws a kick, but Cung Le lands a perfect right. Franklin is out immediately and falls down awkwardly. 

Cung Le by KO.

UFC on FuelTV 6 Preview: Rich Franklin vs Cung Le

by Dr. Octagon, J.D.

This fight card is in the Cotai Strip (like the Las Vegas Strip, only smaller) in Macau, a gambling mecca and former Portuguese colony now administered by the People’s Republic of China. 

Because this shit is going on on the other side of the globe, it’s going to be on at 9am (EST), so you can enjoy some bloodsport along with your waffles tomorrow morning.  I’m going to be attending a charity ball with my wife tonight, so I might be a little slow in rising.  Hopefully my usually slave-driving editor will give me some leeway if the coverage comes out a little late. Here is a breakdown of the card (after the jump):

Wanderlei Silva vs Cung Le

by Dr. Octagon, J.D.

Appearances are deceiving as Wanderlei Silva (left) is actually four years younger than Cung Le, who is 39. But Wanderlei has had way more fights and has looked terrible lately, especially in a 26-second knockout loss to Chris Leben in his last fight.

Silva gets no credit in my book for beating Bisping. Bisping is one of those English dudes who gets way more hype than he should because the fight fans are rabid in that country. Cung Le hasn’t fought a ton recently. He’s got a really successful movie career, but in 2008 he broke Frank Shamrock’s arm with a kick. Cung Le comes out to a terrible Rihanna song, which is pretty beta. Cung Le looks like he’s been eating too much on-set catering. As Kelli McGonagill Finglass would say, he looks pretty soft.

I just inhaled a bottle of red wine and sort of have a bellyache. Going to have to switch to scotch. Prediction: Wanderlei is going to win this one just because I don’t take anyone from Strikeforce seriously, despite Nick Diaz’s recent strong showing. Round-by-round scoring after the jump: