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UFC Roundup: Rich Franklin, Anthony Johnson, Jason MacDonald Expect 2010 Returns

  • A broken arm suffered in his first-round knockout of Chuck Liddell at June’s UFC 115 will not require surgery and Rich Franklin could return to UFC action as early as December. [MMAjunkie]
  • Recovering from a knee injury which forced him out of a March fight with John Howard, welterweight knockout artist Anthony Johnson is looking to return in October or November and may move up to middleweight. [MMA Weekly]
  • Heavyweight Mike Russow will be sidelined until January as he recovers from a broken arm suffered in his come-from-behind third-round KO of prospect Todd Duffee in May. [MMA Fighting]
  • Duane “Bang” Ludwig is recovering from a broken leg which ended his March bout with fellow lightweight Darren Elkins and expects to jump welterweight when he returns. [MMAjunkie]
  • Middleweight Jason MacDonald has been cleared to return to training from a broken leg which ended his May fight against John Salter and hopes to return in December. [MMAjunkie]
  • Ben Rothwell has undergone knee surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered in a June win over fellow heavyweight Gilbert Yvel and expects to recover in 6 to 9 months. [MMAjunkie]

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