06-15-2006, 11:54 AM
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| | Hermes Franca to return to the UFC
Hermes Franca to return to the UFC
Hermes Franca has already had the kind of year in just six months that many fighters wish they had in twelve. Franca has already won three fights in 2006, and is the Lightweight Champion in both the WEC and AFC.
Franca has stormed back after a rough 2005 and has once again become a top fighter in the lightweight division. As if he needed any further validation of his recent ascension, Hermes is now set to return to the UFC, where he will face rising star Roger Huerta on July 8th at UFC 61.
Just hours before fighting on Thursday's WEC 21 event against Brandon Olsen, Franca told MMAWeekly, "I'm so excited. Thatís what I was working for. All these fights, the two-a-days, all of it so the UFC, Pride, or K-1, the big organizations, want to have me. Iím excited to step in the cage, do my job, and get this opportunity.Ē
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