Forrest Griffin is expected to return to action against Rich Franklin on Super Bowl weekend at UFC 127, according to MMA Fighting.

A light heavyweight fight between former champions Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin is in the works for the UFC’s card on Super Bowl Saturday, Feb. 5, which tentatively has been labeled UFC 127.

Sources with knowledge of the planned bout told MMA Fighting that the fight has yet to be signed, but is the intended direction of the promotion. Additionally, sources have informed MMA Fighting’s Mike Chiappetta the battle between the two former champions is expected for that event.

UFC 127 is shaping up to be a very strong card if its planned fights all pan out. Tentatively, the top of the card looks like this:

  • UFC MW title fight: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort
  • Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
  • Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader

Additionally, Kenny Florian is also a strong possibility for the Feb. 5 show, according to his manager Malki Kawa.

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