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UFC 115 Live Blog: Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin Updates

This is the UFC 115 live blog for Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin, the main event of tonight's pay-per-view from the General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Franklin (27-5), a former UFC middleweight champion, steps in for the injured Tito Ortiz in this season's The Ultimate Fighter coach showdown against Liddell (21-7), a former light heavyweight champion.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Franklin with an inside leg kick early. Liddell follows up with one of his own, which is rare. Franklin clinches, but Liddell shrugs free. Liddell lands a hard body kick out of the clinch. Liddell takes Franklin down two minutes in. Franklin works free quickly. Liddell is bleeding over his left eye. Not sure where it came from, possibly an accidental headbutt. Franklin lands a left as Liddell wades in. Liddell knocked Franklin backwards with a right. Franklin answers back with a left. Less than a minute remaining. Liddell was on the way to winning the round when Franklin lands a straight right. Liddell goes down unconscious and it's over, just like that.

This should be the end of Liddell's career. Another knockout where he loses consciousness. He has done everything you can do in MMA, and he shouldn't subject himself to any more punishment.

Winner: Rich Franklin via KO (4:55)

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