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Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin In The Works for UFC 127 on Feb. 5

Forrest GriffinA light heavyweight matchup between a pair of former champions is in the works for the UFC’s Super Bowl weekend event, as Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin are expected to square off at UFC 127 on February 5 in Las Vegas, according to MMA Fighting.

Griffin (17-6), The Ultimate Fighter winner and former light heavyweight champ, earned a split decision over Tito Ortiz last November to snap a two-fight skid, but has sat out all of 2010 with a should injury that forced him out of a May fight with Antonio Rogerio Nougiera

Franklin (28-5), the former middleweight title-holder who celebrated his 36th birthday today, has rested since scoring a first-round “Knockout of the Night” of Chuck Liddell at June’s UFC 115.

The UFC 127 fight card is headlined by middleweight champ Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort and also features Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

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