Rich Franklin Vs. Wanderlei Silva 2 Booked For UFC 147


By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

UFC 147 has a new main event after Vitor Belfort was forced out due to injury. Wanderlei Silva will now face Rich Franklin in what will be a five round, 190lb. catch weight bout.

Silva and Franklin have fought in the Octagon once before, at UFC 99 in Germany. The two fought to a decision with Franklin walking away the with the unanimous win. Both fighters earned fight of the night honors for their performance.

The co main event of the evening will feature heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow squaring off with the rest of the card made up of mainly TUF Brazil fighters and of course, the finals of the first season of TUF: Brazil.

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