UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin Results, Attendance, Bonuses
Two legends battle it out again.
UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II took place June 23, 2012 at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and aired live on pay-per-view.
Attendance: 16,643 (new UFC record in Brazil)
Live Gate: Not available as of press time
Main Card on PPV
190 lb Catchweight bout: Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision (49-46 across the board) in their rematch.
Much better fight than most expected. Silva tagged Franklin in Round Two and nearly finished Ace. Shockingly, Silva didn't get a 10-8 score in his favor. Almost surprising referee Mario Yamasaki didn't stop the fight, but Franklin recovered and came close to finishing Silva in Round Three.
Could this be it for Silva?
Middleweight bout: Cezar Ferreira def. Serginho Moraes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) to win The Ultimate Fighter Brazil middleweight tournament.
Daniel Sarafian made the finals, but Moraes, who he beat this past season, filled in after Sarafian suffered an injury. Very close to being Fight of The Night.
Featherweight bout: Rony Mariano Bezerra def. Godofredo Pepey via unanimous decision (29-28 across the board) to TUF Brazil featherweight tournament.
Bezerra was extremely emotional throughout the fight, tearing up on his way to the cage and after winning.
Heavyweight bout: Fabricio Werdum def. Mike Russow via TKO (punches) at 2:28 of Round One.
Complete domination by the new and improved Werdum, whose striking has improved significantly with coach Rafael Cordeiro of Kings MMA.
Featherweight bout: Hacran Dias def. Yuri Alcantara via unanimous decision.
Preliminary Card on FX
FX prelims were awesome.
Featherweight bout: Rodrigo Damm def. Medeiros Anistavio via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:12 of Round One.
Middleweight bout: Francisco Drinaldo def. Delson Heleno via TKO (punches) at 4:21 of Round One.
Middleweight bout: vs. Hugo Viana def. John Teixeira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Middleweight bout: Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo def. Leonardo Mafra Teixeira via TKO (punches) at :41 of Round Three.
Preliminary Card on Facebook.com/UFC
Featherweight bout: Marcos Vinicius def. Wagner Campos via TKO (punches) at 1:04 of Round Three.
Featherweight bout: Felipe Arantes and Milton Vieira fought to a split draw (28-29, 29-28, 28-28). Arantes should've won. Unfortunate.
Bonuses ($65,000 each confirmed by UFC president Dana White):
Fight of The Night: Franklin vs. Silva
Knockout of The Night: Marcus Vinicius
Submission of The Night: Rodrigo Damm
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