Despite Anderson “The Spider” Silva failing a drug test for steroids leading up to his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz last month, the UFC originally stated that Silva would remain on as coach of the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season 4. However, the series is being filmed in Las Vegas and the Nevada State … Read more
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.
The UFC 147 weigh-ins take place today at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and will stream LIVE on ProMMAnow.com. If you miss the live stream, the on-demand video replay will be available shortly afterward.
Vitor Belfort’s replacement has finally been announced as he had to pull out of the UFC 147 main event fight against Wanderlei Silva. Rich Franklin (28-6) will step in to face Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1) at UFC 147 in June. This will be the second time that these two men meet in the octagon with Silva will now getting a chance to avenge his previous loss to Franklin at UFC 99.