“UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” took place Saturday inside Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
A 190-pound catchweight contest between Rich Franklin (Pictured) and Wanderlei Silva headlined the pay-per-view broadcast. After surviving a 2ndRound barrage, Franklin regained his composure to collect a unanimous decision victory.
Franklin now holds a 2-0 lead on “The Axe Murderer.”
Rony “Jason” Mariano and Cezar Ferreira also won “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” featherweight and middleweight tournaments, respectively, in the the event.
Quick Results (Play-by-Play):
Milton Vieira vs. Felipe Arantes Split Draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Marcos Vinicius Defeated Wagner Campos via TKO (Strikes) at 1:04 in the 3rdRound
Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo Defeated Leonardo Mafra via TKO (Strikes) at :41 in the 3rdRound
Hugo Viana Defeated John Teixeira via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Francisco Drinaldo Defeated Delson Heleno via TKO (Strikes) at 4:21 in the 1stRound
Rodrigo Damm Defeated Anistavio Medeiros via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:12 in the 1stRound
Hacran Dias Defeated Yuri Alcantara via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Fabricio Werdum Defeated Mike Russow via TKO (Punches) 2:28 in the 1stRound
Rony “Jason” Mariano Defeated Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) (Jason wins ‘TUF: Brazil’ Featherweight Tournament)
Cezar Ferreira Defeated Serginho Moraes via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) (Ferreira wins ‘TUF: Brazil’ Middleweight Tournament)
Rich Franklin Defeated Wanderlei Silva via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Fight of the Night:
Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva ($65,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Rodrigo Damm ($65,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Marcus Vinicius ($65,000)
Post-Fight Press Conference Notes:
UFC president Dana White had to bolt back to the States and didn’t attend the presser.
Octagon official Marshall Zelaznik ran the press conference in White’s absence.
According to Zelaznik, 16,643 fans packed the arena.
Zelaznik claims the UFC will eventually hit every major city in Brazil. A stadium show in Sao Paulo will likely happen in 2013.
Much of the powwow was spoken in Portuguese and there was no English translation made available.