With so many switcheroos taking place in recent Octagon main events, the planet’s most prestigious mixed martial arts promotion wanted to clear the air regarding the featured attraction for their upcoming pay-per-view broadcast by releasing a preview video for “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II.”
A 190-pound catchweight contest between Wanderlei Silva (Pictured) and Rich Franklin headlines the June 23rd fiesta. Silva was originally slotted to stand opposite Vitor Belfort, but “The Phenom” was forced to withdraw from the shootout with a broken left hand.
Franklin hung a close unanimous decision win over Silva in June 2009 at UFC 99.
Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil hosts the festivities. The pay-per-view broadcast airs live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here is the event’s current roster:
Milton Viera vs. Felipe Arantes
Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias
“TUF: Brazil” Featherweight Finals
“TUF: Brazil” Middleweight Finals
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow
Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin (190-pound catchweight bout)