“UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” is more than halfway over, as all six preliminary fights have now entered the mixed martial arts record books.
The Brazilians certainly didn’t get the memo that this was supposed to be a weak card, because the sold out crowd has been going bonkers since the opening horn. Having four out of six finishes to start the evening off definitely helped build the hysteria.
Francisco Drinaldo’s (Pictured) 1stRound TKO over Delson Heleno was arguably the most thrilling scrap thus far.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicked off the festivities by streaming a pair of prelims and FX followed up with four additional scraps.
The pay-per-view broadcast begins live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil is hosting tonight’s fiesta.
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Here are the official results from tonight’s action:
Milton Vieira vs. Felipe Arantes Split Draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Marcos Vinicius Defeated Wagner Campos via TKO (Strikes) at 1:04 in the 3rdRound
Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo Defeated Leonardo Mafra via TKO (Strikes) at :41 in the 3rdRound
Hugo Viana Defeated John Teixeira via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Francisco Drinaldo Defeated Delson Heleno via TKO (Strikes) at 4:21 in the 1stRound
Rodrigo Damm Defeated Anistavio Medeiros via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:12 in the 1stRound
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)