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UFC News: Franklin vs. Hamill at light-heavy

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Rich Franklin is making a long anticipated jump to the light-heavyweight division and will face Matt Hamill at UFC 88, it has been rumoured.

Franklin was the UFC middleweight champion from 205 to 2006, but lost his title to Anderson ‘The Spider' Silva in brutal fashion.

He fared no better in the rematch and is on the record as saying that a third fight makes no sense at this point and would interest fans.

However, a twist has been added to this move by the fact that Anderson Silva is currently preparing to make his UFC light-heavyweight debut.

Silva will take on James Irvin at Ultimate Fight Night 14, which takes place on July 14th.

While Silva has not announced whether he intends to stay in the light-heavyweight division, Franklin could be forgiven for thinking that he is well and truly caught in the Spider's web.

John O'Regan