According to MMAWeekly, Rich Franklin will face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 99 in Germany. The bout will be at a catch weight of 195 lbs. I love everything about this fight, especially the catch weight. No need to make either drop to 185 lbs. Wanderlei wants to eventually make the full move to Middleweight, but this will give him an in-between fight to get his body used to it.
It also presents an extremely intriguing match-up. Will we see vintage overpowering Wanderlei at the lighter weight? Will Franklin exorcise his clinch demons? Does a convincing win immediately put Wanderlei into the Middleweight Title picture? How much will Franklin bleed?
They have a legit main event on their hands.