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UFC Coming to Cincinnati: We’ll Have To Wait and See

Obviously the biggest buzz after UFC 68 was Randy Coutures dominating win over Tim Sylvia but now that the dust has settled the buzz continues surrounding mention of the UFC coming to Cincinnati.

After his win over Jason MacDonald, Rich Franklin took to the mic to announce that he would be getting a rematch against current UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva and that it would be held in Cincinnati. Now this is far from confirmed but the announcement has set off rumors of a Cincinnati event in the not so distant future.

The UFC may consider holding an event in Cincinnati especially after the success the promotion had in Columbus drawing the largest crowd ever and getting them there before the PPV fights were even close to started. broke the news a few weeks ago that Nate Marquardt would be getting a title shot against Silva in June so one has to wonder if this fight will happen if Silva loses and no longer has the title. If that happens it would not be the main event of the night but the fight may still happen not only so Franklin can defend his loss but also to determine the top contender to face Marquardt for the title.

If the event in Cincinnati does in fact materialize, the earliest it would be held is very late this year (think UFC 66 on Dec. 31 time frame) or early in 2008, which is more likely. Little is known about both the Franklin/Silva rematch or the UFC coming to Cincinnati other than what Franklin said after his win so we will have to wait and see what news comes out about the event in the coming months.


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