by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday announced three additional fights for UFC 88 on Sept. 6 in Atlanta.
Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will face off with “The Ultimate Fighter” season 3 alum Matt Hamill. Franklin is three months removed from a TKO victory over Travis Lutter at UFC 83. Hamill soundly defeated Tim Boetsch by TKO at UFC Fight Night 13 only weeks before the UFC’s first incursion into Canada.
Former Pride champion and fellow middleweight contender Dan Henderson will return to the Octagon against Rousimar Palhares, who’s impressive victory over Ivan Salaverry at UFC 84 gave him the shot at the Team Quest original.
Karo Parisyan will again begin his ever-evolving quest for welterweight contendership against fellow Judoka Yoshiyuki Yoshida, a Shooto and Greatest Common Multiple veteran who choked out Jon Koppenhaver in his UFC 84 debut. Parisyan hit a roadblock to his title dreams in the form of Thiago Alves’ knee at UFC Fight Night 13.
The just-added fights round out the bulk of the main card for the southern evening. Undercard bouts have yet to be confirmed.