Nearing the end of their great careers, former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva and former UFC champion Rich Franklin will be looking to make an unlikely title run in the middleweight division before calling it quits. On Saturday, Silva and Franklin will meet in a bout that will give the winner a good argument for a bout with one of the division's top contenders.
To add to the excitement for this fight card, two TUF winners will be determined from the series' first season in Brazil. In the final fight of the season's featherweight tournament, Godofredo de Oliveira will meet Rony Mariano Bezerra. Meanwhile, Cezar Ferreira will face off against Sergio Moraes in the final bout of the middleweight tournament.
Additionally, Fabricio Werdum will attempt to take a step closer to a rematch with heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos by beating Mike Russow on UFC 147's main card.
To promote UFC 147, which will be held at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., a pre-fight press conference will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. Event headliners Silva and Franklin will likely join UFC president Dana White for the presser.
Video of the press conference will be streamed live on the above video player. After the presser, stay tuned to Bleacher Report MMA for all the latest on UFC 147 and the rest of your MMA needs.