Cung Le-Rich Franklin fight booked

Updated: August 5, 2012, 1:42 AM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- A middleweight fight between Cung Le and Rich Franklin has been booked to headline the UFC's debut in China.

UFC president Dana White confirmed on Saturday the fight will take place on the Nov. 10 card in Macau, a territory of China.

Le (8-2) is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Patrick Cote on the main card of UFC 148 last month. The former Strikeforce champion is 1-1 in the UFC, with the loss coming via second-round TKO to Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139.

Franklin (29-6) just defeated Silva via unanimous decision at UFC 147 on June 23. A former UFC middleweight champion, the 37-year-old Franklin has expressed interest in booking fights that would move him closer to a title shot.

The middleweight headliner is the only confirmed fight so far on the November card.