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:
(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)