Not many saw it coming, but UFC 147 delivered in ways that we never expected.
Fans in attendance and those viewing the less bought pay-per-view got to witness two of the sport's legends battle it out in a 190-pound catchweight bout. In the end, it was Franklin who took home his first win of 2012.
See firsthand how the MMA community responded to Franklin vs. Silva.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell shares his appreciation for Franklin and Silva's performance.
That was one hell of a fight— Chuck Liddell (@ChuckLiddell)
MMA Fighting reports the stellar main event showdown as Mark Munoz's camp also demonstrates excitement.
What a war!! Great main event!! "@— Team Munoz
After one of the most disappointing main events in UFC history the night before, UFC President Dana White got to witness his business return to normal fashion.
Thank u again Brazil!!! Best crowd on the planet!! Congrats to Rich and Werdum!! Wandy you are a stud and I have so much respect 4 u!!— Dana White (@danawhite)
White isn't done just yet.
UFC 147 NUTS!!!! BALLS!!!!— Dana White (@danawhite)
Bleacher Report's lead writer Jonathan Snowden shares his thoughts on the second frame, where Franklin was nearly finished.
So - to be serious for a second - if a guy can't remember two rounds of the fight it's probably a sign they should of stopped the fight...— Jonathan Snowden (@mmaencyclopedia)
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