Originally Posted by Chrisl972
I find it amazing that people really think that Franklin has the best chance of being upset. Before he lost to Silva (and MacDonald is NO Silva) People thought he was almost unbeatable. Now there is a crowd thinking that because someone beat Ed Herman and Chris Leben they must have a good shot at beating Rich Franklin. Franklin has a great record. Look at this.
Loss Anderson Silva TKO (Strikes) UFC 64-Unstoppable 10/14/2006 1 2:59
Win David Loiseau Decision (Unaminous) UFC 58-USA vs Canada 3/4/2006 5 5:00
Win Nathan Quarry KO (Punch) UFC 56-Full Force 11/19/2005 1 2:34
Win Evan Tanner TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UFC 53-Heavy Hitters 6/4/2005 4 3:25
Win Ken Shamrock TKO (Strikes) UFC-Ultimate Fighter Finale 4/9/2005 1 2:42
Win Curtis Stout Submission (Punches) SB 38-SuperBrawl 38 12/12/2004 2 1:28
Win Jorge Rivera Submission (Armbar) UFC 50-The War of '04 10/22/2004 3 4:28
Win Ralph Dilon Submission (Kimura) AFC-Alaska Fighting Championship 7/14/2004 1
Win Leo Sylvest Submission (Strikes) SB 35-SuperBrawl 35 4/16/2004 1 1:13
Loss Ryoto Machida TKO (Punches) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003-Inoki Festival 12/31/2003 2 1:03
Win Edwin Dewees TKO (Strikes) UFC 44-Undisputed 9/26/2003 1 3:35
Win Roberto Ramirez KO (Punch) Battleground 1-War Cry 7/19/2003 1 0:10
Win Evan Tanner TKO (Strikes) UFC 42-Sudden Impact 4/25/2003 1 2:40
Win Antony Rea TKO UCC Hawaii-Eruption in Hawaii 9/17/2002 1 2:46
Win Yan Pellerin Submission (Armbar) UCC 10-Battle for the Belts 2002 6/15/2002 1 3:23
Win Marvin Eastman Submission (Armbar) WFA 1-World Fighting Alliance 1 11/3/2001 1
Win Dennis Reed Submission (Strikes) EC-Extreme Challenge Trials 8/25/2001 1 1:38
Win Chris Seifert Submission (Strikes) EC 41-Extreme Challenge 41 7/13/2001 2 1:45
Win Travis Fulton TKO (Broken Hand) Rings USA-Battle of Champions 3/17/2001 1 5:00
NC Aaron Brink No Contest - Accidental Injury IFC WC 11-Warriors Challenge 11 1/13/2001 1
Win Dennis Reed Submission (Armbar) EC 35-Extreme Challenge 35 6/29/2000 1 1:56
Win Gary Myers KO (Kick) WEF 9-World Class 5/13/2000 3 0:59
Win Rob Smith TKO (Punches) EC 31-Extreme Challenge 31 3/24/2000 1 2:30
He is an animal that is now pissed off about losing his belt. He will KILL MacDonald. He'll fight with a passion.
There is a reason that Lytle and MacDonald are not shown, people don't really know them. Advertising is to get people to watch. If you had them up there, it does nothing but make people that don't know the sport well realize that they don't knnow the sport real well. Not a good idea.
I dont think ppl are saying MacDonald is gonna win but lets be real MacDonald has a better chance of beating Franklin than Lytle does of beating Hughes.
Dont believe anyone should be putting big bets on Macdonald however he does stand the biggest chance of causing the upset on the night.