With “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” completing its season last night, the roster for this Saturday’s “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” event has now been finalized. Seven of the 11 scraps in the lineup features contestants from the Octagon’s first international edition of TUF.
Although Daniel Sarafian defeated Serginho Moraes in the middleweight semifinals, an arm injury has forced Sarafian out of the tournament finals. Because of the adversity Moraes overcame in his personal life, as well as his performance on the show, the jiu jitsu ace was granted a reprieve and will face Cezar Ferreira for a six-figure UFC contract.
Rony Mariano Bezerra and Godofredo de Oliveira will collide in the featherweight tourney finals.
A 190-pound catchweight contest between Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin headlines the fiesta. Franklin previously posted a unanimous decision victory over “The Axe Murderer” at UFC 99.
The pay-per-view broadcast airs live in North American beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(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)