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UFC 147 weigh-in results; Silva weighs 188, Franklin 190

UFC 147 weigh-ins took place today at the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Rich Franklin steps in on short notice replacing Vitor Belfort to take on familiar foe and Brazilian native Wanderlei Silva. Franklin weighed in at 190 pounds while Silva weighed in at 188 pounds for their 190 pound catchweight main event bout. Read More »

UFC 147 pre-fight press conference *VIDEO*

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The "UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II" pre-fight press conference took place today at Ouro Minas Palace in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Hosted by UFC executive Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC 147 fighters participating included headliners Rich Frankin and Wanderlei Silva, the co-headliners and TUF Brazil finalists. Read More »

Rich Franklin talks UFC 147, motivation to keep fighting and one more title run

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As former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin gears up to face Wanderlei Silva in a rematch this weekend at UFC 147, the former champ participated in a media conference call Tuesday and talked about the possibility of ring rust, his motivation to keep fighting and his desire to make one more run at the 185 pound title before he retires. Wanderlei Silva, Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow also participated in the call. Listen to the full audio. Read More »

UFC 147 preview: Fabricio Werdum eyes title contention with win over Mike Russow

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The UFC 147 event that's set for Saturday night in Brazil will feature a heavyweight matchup between top ten heavyweight Fabricio Werdum and the always tough Mike Russow. It should be a good fight as Werdum has won four of his last five since losing to the then unknown and now current UFC Heavyweight Champ Junior dos Santos. Russow hasn't lost since 2007 which is the only defeat of his career. Read More »

‘UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II’ extended video preview

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. Read More »

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