‘UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II’ Roster Complete, 11 Fights Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
June 18th, 2012

UFC Poster 147 Wanderlei Silva Rich Franklin Werdum Russow

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:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira

Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini vs. Wagner Campos


Leonardo Mafra Teixeira vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo

John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana

Francisco Drinaldo vs. Delson Heleno

Rodrigo Damm vs. Anistavio Medeiros

Main Card:

(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)

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