On Saturday, June 23, Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin will meet once again inside the Octagon. The two first fought at at UFC 99 in June 2009 and Franklin walked away with the unanimous decision victory. Wanderlei feels the judges got it wrong and wants a shot at redemption, and he will get that shot at UFC 147 in front of his fans at home in Brazil.
Also on the UFC 147 card is Brazilian submission master Fabricio Werdum taking on fellow heavyweight and Chicago police officer Mike Russow. Werdum is coming off a unanimous decision win over Roy Nelson and Russow remains undefeated inside the Octagon with four straight wins. There is a lot at stake for both fighters in this bout and the winner will move one step closer to title contention.