In some ways, the main event fight between Cung Le and Rich Franklin is a showdown between traditional martial arts techniques versus modern martial arts. Cung Le’s fighting style is heavily influenced by Taekwondo and Sanshou / Sanda, whereas Rich Franklin is a more conventional mix of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
An in-depth look at their training methods leading up to the fight:
The rest of the UFC Macao card is sprinkled with Korean fighters and a sole Chinese fighter. Can they come out on top to prove Asian fighters can hang with the best in the UFC?