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:
(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
(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:
(Facebook 6:45PM ET/3:45 PM PT)
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana
Milton Viera vs. Felipe Arantes
(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)