‘Countdown to UFC 147′ Premieres Tonight on FUEL TV

Written by Tom Ngo
June 19th, 2012

UFC Middleweight Wanderlei Silva

Has anyone noticed the lack of buzz surrounding Saturday’s “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” pay-per-view broadcast? FUEL TV has, and that’s why the network will premiere “Countdown to UFC 147” tonight at 9PM ET (6PM PT satellite) to help generate some hoopla.

The documentary focuses on Wanderlei Silva (Pictured) and Rich Franklin as they prepare for their rematch. Franklin hung a close unanimous decision win over “The Axe Murderer” at UFC 99 in June 2009.

The icons will battle in a 190-pound catchweight contest.

Heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow, who serve as the card’s co-featured attraction, will also appear in the hour-long show.

Replays of “Countdown to UFC 147″ airs on FUEL TV on June 20th (5 and 7PM ET), June 21st (8PM ET), June 22nd (2 and 11AM ET) and June 23rd (7PM ET).

The pay-per-view broadcast begins live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

UFC 147 takes place inside Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Here is the event’s official roster:

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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