FORMER UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

FORMER IFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER, ZELIN JUICE BARS


Rich "Ace" Franklin is a mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He has a career MMA record of 29-7 (1). 

In January 2001, Franklin won a no-contest (NC) bout against Aaron Brink to secure the IFC Light Heavyweight Championship title.

In June 2005, the former high school mathematics teacher defeated Evan Turner to win the UFC Middleweight Championship.

He then defended his title twice, first against Nate Quarry in November 2005 and then David Loiseau in March 2006. 

In June 2010, Franklin defeated Chuck Liddell, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion widely credited for bringing MMA into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment, and was awarded UFC 115's "Knockout of the Night." 

Franklin is Co-Founder and Chief Health Officer of ZeLin Juice Bars, one of Racked's "best juice bars" in Los Angeles. 

He also starred in the 2008 film Cyborg Soldier.

Franklin has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in education from the University of Cincinnati. 

You can like Franklin's Facebook page here and follow him on Twitter: @RichFranklin.

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