At this Saturday night's UFC 147, MMA greats Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin will face off for the second time in their illustrious careers. With both fighters nearing the end of their time in the sport, the winner of this fight could put themselves in position to make one last run at the middleweight title.
In their first meeting, Silva and Franklin went toe-to-toe for three rounds and earned Fight of the Night honors for their performance at UFC 99. In the end, Franklin was named in winner in a unanimous decision on the scorecards.
In addition to the 190-pound catchweight main event, Saturday's event at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil will also feature a heavyweight matchup between Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow.
Furthermore, the champions of the UFC's first Brazilian season of TUF will be crowned on the UFC 147 main card. The final fight of the season's middleweight tournament will feature Cezar Ferreira and Sergio Moraes, while a featherweight final will be contested between Godofredo Pepey and Rony Mariano Bezerra.
Shortly after the event concludes, Silva, Franklin and several more of the night's competitors will likely join UFC president Dana White for a post-fight press conference. A live streaming feed of the post-fight press conference will be available on the above video player.
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