All the major players participating in Saturday’s “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” extravaganza will be hitting the podium today in Brazil.
Stream Thursday’s pre-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 10:30AM ET/7:30AM PT (UPDATED: Presser is pushed back to Noon ET/9AM PT).
Headliners Wanderlei Silva (Pictured), Rich Franklin and all the athletes participating in the pay-per-view portion of the event are expected to attend the presser.
Silva will get a shot at redemption in Saturday night’s featured attraction. Franklin hung a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over “The Axe Murderer” in June 2009 at UFC 99.
Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil hosts the fiesta. The PPV broadcast airs live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Please click the media player below to watch the press conference:
Here is the card’s official roster:
(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini vs. Wagner Campos
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo
John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana
Francisco Drinaldo vs. Delson Heleno
Rodrigo Damm vs. Anistavio Medeiros
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias
Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow
Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo de Oliveira (‘TUF: Brazil’ Featherweight Finals)
Serginho Moraes vs. Cezar Ferreira (‘TUF: Brazil’ Middleweight Finals)
Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin (190-pound catchweight bout)