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UFC Hosting Busy Weekend

Written by Tom Ngo
June 18th, 2012
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UFC Middleweight Wanderlei Silva

For the first time in the history of ever, the Octagon will be hosting shows on back-to-back nights. The action kicks off this Friday when “UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida” takes place inside Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” picks up the baton Saturday in Brazil.

FX’s freebie fight card showcases a pivotal lightweight affair between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher serve as the co-main event.

The following night’s pay-per-view broadcast features a 190-pound catchweight contest between Wanderlie Silva (Pictured) and Rich Franklin. Heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow will receive second-to-top billing.

Although FX’s complete 12-bout roster has been confirmed, UFC 147’s is still taking shape as “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” cast makes up much of the lineup. The reality series just finished airing Sunday night.

Make sure to stick with 5thRound.com all weekend for our live play-by-play coverage.

These are the athletes competing on Friday:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 5PM ET/2PM PT)

Ken Stone vs. Dustin Pague

Dan Miller vs. Ricardo Funch

(FUEL TV 6PM ET/3PM PT)

Matt Brown vs. Luis Ramos

Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Catone

Joey Gambino vs. Steven Siler

Brock Jardine vs. Rick Story

Ramsey Nijem vs. C.J. Keith

Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas

Main Card:

(FX 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson

Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger

Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher

Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard

Here is UFC 147’s current roster:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 6:45PM ET/3:45 PM PT)

TBD

(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana

Milton Viera vs. Felipe Arantes

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo de Oliveira (‘TUF: Brazil’ Featherweight Finals)

Serginho Moraes vs. Cezar Ferreira (‘TUF: Brazil’ Middleweight Finals)

Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow

Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin (190-pound catchweight bout)

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