After a 9 month absence, Sean Sherk is ready to rumble! He became the UFC Lighweight Champion of the world after a lengthy war against Kenny Florian (also scheduled on Saturday to fight Alvin Robinson) that lasted the entire 5 rounds. Sherk then became champ and still holds his title until this Saturday, where he will put his belt on the line against Hermes Franca.
Hermes Franca is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master coming into UFC 73-Stacked with 8 straight wins. Franca has been working his way up for a long time now and if he wins, he can become only the third Lightweight Champion in the history of the UFC.
Who will have the belt at the end of the night???