UFC Lightweight champion Sean Sherk (31-2-1) is set to defend his title for the first time at UFC 73. His opponent, Hermes Franca (18-5), has won his past eight fights to earn the title shot.
Sherk trains at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy in Brooklyn Center.
UFC 73 will be held in Sacramento on July 7, 2007. It can be seen live on pay-per-view.