May 26th, 2010
In the UFC 115 main event, Rich Franklin will be taking on Chuck Liddell. This intriguing matchup will be Ace’s 17th fight in the octagon. What better way to celebrate his extremely successful fight career thus far than with an official Rich Franklin Signature Tee from Tapout?
The NEW Rich Franklin Signature Series Tee is designed on standard 100% cotton and features an American Fighter influenced design on the front, and “Rich Franklin” across the back. Available now at MMA Overload!
April 20th, 2010
New “Versus” Series Featuring Great Matchups, Octagon Display Also To Debut
MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, April 20, 2010 – Five new figurines depicting popular UFC fighters Rich “Ace” Franklin, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez, Anderson “Spider” Silva and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva will comprise the next UFC “Ultimate Collector” Round 5 series, as announced today by Barron Lau, Round 5 CEO and co-founder and Damon Lau, president and co-founder.
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October 7th, 2009
Since he entered the UFC octagon, Rich Franklin and American Fighter have been synonymous with each other. Initially, Damage Wear Inc. co-founder Jeff Adler approached Franklin as a sponsor, but the relationship eventually led to Franklin becoming a co-owner and the emergence of the American Fighter brand spawning from Damage Wear. Just as Franklin’s career has taken off inside the octagon, so too has the American Fighter brand outside of it. For Franklin, the sky is the limit as far as he is concerned. With a growing roster of fighters and product, Franklin took the time to discuss what his role is within American Fighter, what the brand is all about and where he would like to see it go in the future.
Gymtops: Your relationship with American Fighter began when co-owner Jeff Adler initially approached you as a sponsor. What initially attracted you to the company?
Rich Franklin: In the beginning “Damage Wear Inc.”, the corporate name of the apparel company was sponsoring me for local shows before I got into the UFC. After I got the call for my first UFC fight we got together and created the American Fighter name and from there I saw the potential of where this brand could go so we partnered up and here we are today.
September 4th, 2009
Once again Silver Star Casting Company and American Fighter have teamed up to deliver Rich Franklin’s walkout tee. This time they will be partnering up for Franklin’s UFC 103 bout on September 19th, when he takes on Vitor Belfort at a catchweight of 195 lbs. Available in two colors (tan and grey) the shirt features a tea stain dye with Franklin’s nickname ‘Ace’ represented by burnout appliqués in the front and back. Both the Silver Star and American Fighter name are present on both side of the shirt as well. The shirt is available for order on both supplier’s websites, with orders scheduled to be shipped out on September 14th.
June 10th, 2009
It’s awesome to see two companies in the same industry team up and deliver superb quality gear to MMA enthusiasts worldwide. American Fighter and Silver Star Casting Company teamed up to deliver the offical walkout tee for Rich Franklin. The “Ace” is up against the “Axe Murder” Wanderlei Silva on a stacked UFC 99 card being held in Germany. The t-shirt features cool cobalt blue foil accents and superb artwork and lettering. The tee is available for pre-order. Check out the Silver Star Casting, Co. website for more details.
January 17th, 2009
Off the top, there is only 100 pairs of these custom made shorts available at the American Fighter website. Complete with UFC style hook/loop closure these shorts were made famous by Rich “The Ace” Franklin and were worn during his fight in Dublin at UFC 93 against Dan Henderson. The shorts are available for a mid February ship date and can also be purchased in a black/white colorway. Make sure you pre-order before supplies run out.
January 12th, 2009
American Fighter has released the official Rich “The Ace” Franklin UFC 93 walkout tee in a limited quantity. Keeping in tune with their latest style guidelines American Fighter continues to support the troops and put every detail of being a patriotic American in each and every one of their newest products. The shirt features full-colored sponsor logos encrusted in a bald eagle/US flag backdrop. The Tee runs for $50 and can be found on the American Fighter website.
October 1st, 2008
If one of your favorite MMA athletes wasn’t in he first batch of collectibles from Round 5 MMA, maybe he’ll be in this set of life-like action figures for the crazed mixed martial art junkie. Series two include Sean Sherk, Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Silva and Rich Franklin. Available for pre-order on the Round 5 MMA website.
September 1st, 2008
American Fighter is releasing 100 pairs of limited edition Rich Franklin fight shorts due to ship late September. The fight shorts are your standard pink/brown colored, UFC styled hook/loop closure with drawstring. The traditonal logo is also embroired on the front right leg. These are currently available as pre-sale only, so make sure you order a pair on the American Fighter website before stock runs out.