Rich Franklin – How to be a Loser – TEDx event – Chicago
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Rich “Ace” Franklin is a professional mixed martial artist and 3-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion. He has a career MMA record of 29-7 (1) recently spoke at TEDx at the University of Chicago.
In January 2001, Franklin won a no-contest bout against Aaron Brink to secure the IFC Light Heavyweight Championship title.
In June 2005, the former high school mathematics teacher defeated Evan Turner to win the UFC Middleweight Championship.
He then defended his title twice, first against Nate Quarry in November 2005 and then David Loiseau in March 2006.
In June 2010, Franklin defeated Chuck Liddell, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion widely credited for bringing MMA into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment, and was awarded UFC 115’s “Knockout of the Night.”
Franklin is Co-Founder and Chief Health Officer of ZeLin Juice Bars, one of Racked’s “best juice bars” in Los Angeles.
Franklin has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in education from the University of Cincinnati.
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UFC Fight Night 104 – Dennis Bermudez vs. Chan Sung Jung
A featherweight bout between Dennis Bermudez and former UFC Featherweight Championship challenger Chan Sung Jung headlines UFC Fight Night 104 from Houston, Texas.
Dennis Bermudez vs. Chan Sung Jung Alexa Grasso vs. Felice Herrig Ovince Saint Preux vs. Volkan Oezdemir James Vick vs. Abel Trujillo Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy Adam Milstead vs. Curtis Blaydes Chas Skelly vs. Chris Gruetzemacher Khalil Rountree vs. Daniel Jolly Alex Morono vs. TBD Tecia Torres vs. Bec Rawlings Ricardo Ramos vs. Michinori Tanaka Jéssica Andrade vs. Angela Hill
UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie held February 11, 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will crown first UFC women’s featherweight champ.
UFC 208 Fight Card:
Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson Ronaldo Souza vs. Tim Boetsch Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier Dustin Poirier vs. Jim Miller Randy Brown vs. TBD Wilson Reis vs. Ulka Sasaki Nik Lentz vs. Islam Makhachev Ian McCall vs. Jarred Brooks Luis Henrique vs. Marcin Tybura Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn
Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione will air on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event will air live in prime time on Spike TV.
Main Card (Spike TV) Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione Josh Thomson vs. Patricky Freire Cheick Kongo vs. Oli Thompson Adam Piccolotti vs. Brent Primus
Preliminary card (Spike.com) James Terry vs. David Douglas Nikko Jackson vs. Cesar Gonzalez Juan Cardenas vs. Luis Vargas Danasabe Mohammed vs. Carlos Rocha Anthony Do vs. Bobby Escalante Matt Ramirez vs. Jeremy Murphy J.J. Okanovich vs. Paradise Vaovasa Justin Tenedora vs. Roque Reyes
UFC Fight Night 105 – Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne (also known as UFC Fight Night 105) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 19, 2017 at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
UFC Fight Night 105 fight card:
Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard Sam Sicilia vs. Gavin Tucker Elias Theodorou vs. Cezar Ferreira Sara McMann vs. Liz Carmouche Nordine Taleb vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos Aiemann Zahabi vs. Reginaldo Vieira Jack Marshman vs. Thiago Santos Alessandro Ricci vs. Paul Felder Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ryan Janes