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UFC 147 Results: Reaction for Every Fight

Sean SmithAnalyst IJune 22, 2012

UFC 147 Results: Reaction for Every Fight

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    In a rematch of a Fight of the Night bout that ended in a unanimous decision victory for the former UFC middleweight champion, Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva will square off in the main event of UFC 147, which will take place on Saturday night in Silva's home country of Brazil.

    Once the event is underway from Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Bleacher Report will provide live results below and round-by-round coverage and analysis on the following pages of this slideshow. 

     

    Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

    Franklin defeated Silva by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46).

     

    Cezar Ferreira vs. Sergio Moraes 

    Ferreira defeated Moraes by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

     

    Godofredo Pepey vs. Rony Mariano 

    Mariano defeated Pepey by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

     

    Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow

    Werdum defeated Russow by technical knockout (punches) at of the first round.

     

    Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

    Dias defeated Alcantara by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

     

    Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rodrigo Damm 

    Damm defeated Medeiros by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:12 of the first round.

     

    Delson Heleno vs. Francisco Drinaldo

    Drinaldo defeated Heleno by technical knockout (hammerfists) at 4:21 of the first round.

     

    John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana

    Viana defeated Teixeira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

     

    Thiago Perpetuo vs. Leonardo Mafra

    Perpertuo defeated Mafra by technical knockout (right hook and elbows) at 0:41 of the third round.

     

    Marcos Vinicius vs. Wagner Campos

    Vinicius defeated Campos by technical knockout (punches) at 1:04 of the third round.

     

    Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira

    Arantes and Vieira fought to a split draw (29-28, 29-28, 28-28).

Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

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    Round 1

    Rich Franklin opened the action with left hook to the body and followed up with some straight shots to the midsection of Wanderlei Silva. Franklin caught a head kick and landed a right hand.

    A right hand stumbled Silva, who is having trouble dealing with the speed of Franklin, who looks like the younger fighter despite being two years older than the Brazilian. In the final minute of the round, Silva hit Franklin with a head kick, though.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Franklin.

     

    Round 2

    A left hook landed early in the second frame for Silva, who looked for the right head kick once again. A front kick lands to the head of Franklin, who stuns Silva with a right hook.

    Franklin began landing nice combinations to the body, but Silva began pressing forward and rocked Franklin with a right hand. Another right hand dropped Franklin, who barely survived to the end of the round. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-8 Silva. 

     

    Round 3

    Franklin hit Silva with another left hook to the body to start the action in the third frame. The former UFC champion also landed a right hook-left body kick combination a few minutes into the round.

    The pace of Silva slowed in this round, as Franklin landed another kick to the body of the former Pride champion. Franklin also scored an important takedown inside the final minute of the round and finished the round with some heavy elbows. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Franklin. 

     

    Round 4

    The fourth frame started with Franklin finding a home for his straight left. Silva continued to allow the punch through his guard and also ate a lead right hook.

    After a break in the action due to a kick to the groin of Franklin, the former UFC champion slowed his pace through the remainder of the round, but he still had the edge on the scorecards. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Franklin. 38-37 F

     

    Round 5

    Franklin picked up where he left off with the straight left in the final round of the fight. Both fighters appeared to be saving their energy for a late flurry until Silva scored with an over hand right.

    With one minute left in the fight, Silva called for the crowd to react and began winging right hooks. A late flurry may have given Silva the edge on the scorecards, but Franklin closed the gap with a knockdown at the end of the fight.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Silva (47-47 Draw).

     

    Franklin defeated Silva by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46).

    In a rematch of a bout Franklin won via unanimous decision three years ago, Silva nearly finished Franklin in the second round of the fight, but the former UFC champion fought back and earned another decision win.

    Franklin's striking looked very crisp through most of this fight, but the Cinderella middleweight title run he is hoping for would seemingly take a miracle at this stage in his career. Silva, meanwhile, took one step closer to retirement with his loss. 

Cezar Ferreira vs. Sergio Moraes

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    Round 1

    With the longer reach of the two fighters, Cezar Ferreira did a nice job of controlling the range early, but Sergio Moraes landed a nice body kick. Still, it was Ferreira who landed more frequently and controlled the center of the cage. 

    Ferreira pressed forward inside the final minute and clinched, but Moraes landed some big hooks while stuck in the Thai clinch of Ferreira.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Moraes.

     

    Round 2

    In the opening minute of the second frame, Ferreira dropped Moraes with a punch. Ferriera allowed Moraes to stand, though, and then dropped his opponent once against with a spinning heel kick. Ferreira looked for the finish, but Moraes recovered and kept his feet. 

    After the pace slowed, Moraes hurt Ferreira with a looping hook and began rushing forward. Ferriera backpedaled and had trouble standing, but he survived to the end of the stanza.  

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Ferreira.

     

    Round 3

    An uppercut resulted in another knockdown for Ferreira, but he refused to follow Moraes to the ground. After a slow in the pace, Moraes rocked Ferreira with a right hook, but Ferreira answered with another knockdown by hitting Moraes with a straight left.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Ferreira (29-28 Ferreira).

     

    Ferreira defeated Moraes by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

    With his win at UFC 147, Ferreira became the middleweight winner of Brazil's first TUF season. He showed some holes in his striking that he will need to fix if he wants to become a contender later in his UFC career, though.

    In defeat, Moraes showed a lot of heart and will probably earn another shot inside the Octagon after filling in as a late replacement for the injured Daniel Sarafian.

Godofredo Pepey vs. Rony Mariano

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    Round 1

    Godofredo Pepey rushed forward immediately and pressed Rony Mariano against the fence. Pepey pulled guard one minute into the bout and looked for a kimura, but Mariano defended well and held his position until the referee stood the fighters up.

    A flying knee landed on the button for Mariano, who slammed his opponent to the canvas as Pepey tried to pull guard for a second time. Unable to threaten with any submission attempts, Pepey finished the opening round on his back.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Mariano.

     

    Round 2

    For a third time, Pepey pulls guard, but he is unable to mount an offense on the ground. The referee is forced to stand the fighters.

    Once the fighters returned to a standing position, Mariano began to land his lead left hook. An overhand right also scored for Mariano, who gained a clear edge in the second frame.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Mariano.

     

    Round 3

    Pepey landed a body kick early in the round, but he rushed in and ate heavy right hand from Mariano. After stuffing a takedown attempt, Mariano also clips Pepey with a looping left hook.

    A failed attempt to pull guard left Pepey on his back and taking kicks to the leg until Mariano allowed his opponent to stand. After regaining his feet, Pepey blasted Mariano with a low blow for the second time in the fight.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Mariano (30-27 Mariano).

     

    Mariano defeated Pepey by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

    With his win over Pepey, Mariano became the first champion of a Brazilian TUF season. As such, Mariano secured a six-figure contract with the UFC and everything that comes with being a TUF winner.

    Pepey will most definitely get another shot inside the Octagon, but he will have much less job security than Mariano over his next few fights.

Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow

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    Round 1

    Utilizing his reach advantage, Fabricio Werdum picked Mike Russow apart with straight punches early in the fight. Eventually, an uppercut dropped Russow, who was unable to recover. With a barrage of hammerfists, Werdum picked up the win in his home country of Brazil.

     

    Werdum defeated Russow by technical knockout (punches) at of the first round.

    A bout with Werdum proved to be too big of a step up in competition for Russow, who was quickly knocked out by one of the top heavyweight contenders. Now, Werdum could be one win away from a rematch with champion Junior dos Santos, who knocked Werdum out of the UFC for three years with an uppercut.

Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

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    Round 1

    After struggling along the fence, Hacran Dias was able to secure an early takedown. Two minutes into the fight, Diaz was able to move to full-mount and attempt an arm-triangle choke. 

    Alcantara fought his way out of the submission attempt, though, and briefly took Dias' back before the round ended in a standing position.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Dias.

     

    Round 2

    In the second round, it was Alcantara who looked for a takedown, but Dias countered and landed on top. Alcantara threatened with a dangerous armbar attempt, but Dias slipped out of it and continued to grind away with punches on the ground.

    A referee stand-up allowed Alcantara to land a left hand before the end of the round, but it wasn't enough to make up for the time he spent on his back for most of the stanza.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Dias.

     

    Round 3

    The pace slows in the third round before both fighters land kicks to the body. Dias scores with a left hook and secures another takedown with slightly more than two rounds left in the fight.

    Alcantara sits out and escapes, but Dias sticks to him like glue and takes the fight back to the ground. A quick stand-up by the referee gives Alcantara the chance to score a takedown and finish the round on top, but it's not enough for him to win the round, let alone the fight.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Dias (30-27 Dias).

     

    Dias defeated Alcantara by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

    With a win in his UFC debut, Dias stopped the long winning streak of Alcantara and extended his own. The Nova Uniao product should now be considered a potential contender in the featherweight division, while Alcantara will have to work his way back up the 145-pound ladder.  

Anistavio Medeiros vs. Rodrigo Damm

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    Round 1

    Rodrigo Damm started the fight strong with jabs and leg kicks. After being kicked in the groin by Anistavio Medeiros, Damm dropped his opponent with a left hand and right cross.

    Shortly after following his opponent to the ground, Damm secured a rear-naked choke and picked up his first UFC win. 

     

    Damm defeated Medeiros by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:12 of the first round.

    Heading into his TUF appearance, Damm had lost four of five fights. However, that experience he had against top Strikeforce opposition prepared him for success in the UFC. Now, Damm appears to be better than ever and ready to begin a long career in the Octagon.

    For Medeiros, the loss will likely result in his release from the UFC. Medeiros was a polarizing character on TUF, but he hasn't been good enough inside the cage to show he is ready to compete at the highest level of the sport.

Delson Heleno vs. Francisco Drinaldo

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    Round 1

    Delson Heleno worked hard for a takedown immediately, but Francisco Drinaldo stuffed it and landed a right hand. A second sloppy takedown attempt by Heleno allowed Drinaldo to land a left hand to his downed opponent, but Heleno continued working for the takedown.

    Drinaldo pancaked Heleno and landed a big knee to the body. From the top position, Drinaldo pounded away with hammerfists and forced a stoppage.

     

    Drinaldo defeated Heleno by technical knockout (hammerfists) at 4:21 of the first round.

    With the only loss of his career coming against featherweight contender Yuri Alcantara, Francisco Drinaldo looked like a bright prospect in his dominant win over Delson Heleno at UFC 147. 

    Heleno, meanwhile, will probably have to work his way back into the UFC after losing in his TUF follow-up fight. Unfortunately, the 34-year-old is running out of time to make a name for himself at the highest level of the sport.

John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana

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    Round 1

    After some wild exchanges, John Teixeira staggered Hugo Viana with a left hook. Teixeira also scored with a knee to the body, but Viana answered with a left hook to the body.

    Teixeira missed with a right hook, which allowed Viana to clinch and land some right hands agaisnt the cage. While it was the slightest of edges, Viana's late action probably allowed him to earn the first round on the scorecards.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Viana.

     

    Round 2

    Teixeira scored a takedown early in the second frame, but Viana used the fence to stand. A leg kick landed for Teixeira, but Viana answered with a combination to the body of his opponent.

    A body kick landed to the body of Viana, who fired back with a left hook. Still, the round most likely went to Teixeira on the scorecards, as he began to impose his size advantage after coming into this fight several pounds over the 146-pound limit. 

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Teixeira.

     

    Round 3

    After getting hit with a low blow, Viana blasted Teixeira with a looping left hook. However, with two minutes left in the fight, Teixeira secured a brief takedown against the fence. 

    On his feet, Viana used his speed to land to the body of Teixeira, who scored another takedown inside the final minute. However, Viana was able to quickly escape, which could be huge on the judges' scorecards.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Viana (29-28 Viana).

     

    Viana defeated Teixeira by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

    Despite coming into the fight significantly overweight, Teixeira didn't look great against Viana, who was able to use his speed to land for frequently in the stand-up exchanges. Though somewhat controversial, Teixeira's loss to Viana will likely result in his release from the UFC.

    With the win, Viana proved he's prepared to make a career for himself in the world's premier MMA organization. Now, he'll try to start making his climb in the featherweight rankings.

Thiago Perpetuo vs. Leonardo Mafra

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    Round 1

    Leonardo Mafra spent most of the early portion of the first round landing leg kicks. Thiago Perpetuo scored with a left hook, but Mafra answered with a left hook of his own, which caused Perpetuo's eye to swell quickly.

    Toward the end of the frame, Perpetuo began to use his size to bully Mafra along the fence. In the closing minute, Perpetuo landed a few elbows from the clinch, but it might not have been enough to steal the round back from Mafra.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Mafra.

     

    Round 2

    Perpetuo opened the second round much stronger than the first, landing a left hook to the body and overhand right. After a scramble, Mafra looked for an armbar, but Perpetuo fought it off and took the top position.

    Mafra continued looking for the armbar off of his back, but Perpetuo shut down the submission attempts and repeatedly landed right hands and elbows from the half-guard of his opponent.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Perpetuo.

     

    Round 3

    After opening the round with a superman punch, Perpetuo dropped Mafra with a right hook. Perpetuo pounced on his downed opponent and finished the fight with elbows.

     

    Perpertuo defeated Mafra by technical knockout (right hook and elbows) at 0:41 of the third round.

    By picking up his first UFC victory, Perpetuo has ensured himself a spot on the UFC's middleweight roster. Conversely, fellow TUF contestant Mafra will likely not be competing inside the Octagon anytime soon after suffering his first official loss.


Marcos Vinicius vs. Wagner Campos

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    Round 1

    Early in this bout, a straight punch landed to the body for Wagner Campos, who also landed two heavy straight lefts to the head of Marcos Vinicius. 

    Later in the round, Campos was able to clinch against the fence and take the fight to the ground with a trip. Vinicius looked to be caught in an arm-triangle choke, but Campos released it and ate a few upkicks before the end of the round.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Campos.

     

    Round 2

    A left hand counter to a flying knee attempt dropped Vinicius shortly after the start of the stanza. Campos followed his opponent to the ground and moved to side control. From there, Campos threatened with a kimura, but Vinicius was able to fight it off and land more upkicks.

    Still, Campos maintained the top position and clearly took the round on the scorecards, so Vinicius would likely need a finish in the third round to win the bout.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Campos.

     

    Round 3

    Needing to finish Campos, Vinicius came out strong with knees to the body of his opponent. Vinicius followed the knees with a right hand that rocked Campos, who covered up and at a few more right hooks before referee Herb Dean stepped in and called a stop to the fight.

     

    Vinicius defeated Campos by technical knockout (punches) at 1:04 of the third round.

    With his late flurry against Campos, Vinicius likely saved his spot on the UFC roster. Now, he can look to make a home for himself in the world's top MMA promotion. 

    For Campos, the loss could result in his release from the organization. However, considering the fact that he had a large lead going into the third round, the UFC may decide to give the TUF competitor another shot in order to continue growing its Brazilian fan base through the contestants of the country's first season of the long-running reality series.

Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira

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    Round 1

    Coming off of his first UFC win, Felipe Arantes opened the fight with a body kick. Milton Vieira answered with a straight right, then ducked a right hand and secured a takedown less than two minutes into the fight.

    Known as the fighter who popularized the anaconda choke, Vieira moved to side control twice and landed some methodical ground-and-pound to salt away the round and secure an edge on the scorecards.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Vieira.

     

    Round 2

    Arantes opened the second round with a flying knee. Then, the two-fight UFC veteran went to his leg kicks and began finding a home for a stiff jab.

    After being shut down for most of the round, Vieira wobbled Arantes with a spinning heel kick. However, Arantes recovered and secured a takedown to make sure he didn't lose the round due to Vieira's late attack.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Arantes.

     

    Round 3

    At the beginning of the final round, Arantes went back to his jab. Arantes put together a nice combination of straight punches with three minutes left in the fight, backing Vieira up and forcing a takedown attempt.

    Arantes stuffed the attempt, but Vieira pulled guard. After landing some ground-and-pound, Arantes slowed his pace and forced a referee stand-up to avoid the submission threat of Vieira. A spinning back kick landed for Arantes before the fight came to an end.

    Bleacher Report scored the round 10-9 Arantes (29-28 Arantes).

     

    Arantes and Vieira fought to a split draw (29-28, 29-28, 28-28).

    Although the fight was scored a draw, Arantes appeared the better fighter than Vieira on Saturday night and deserves a step up in competition for his efforts. Vieira, meanwhile, had a respectable showing in his first UFC appearance, but he'll need to work on his striking if he wants to remain with the organization for long.

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