Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion, Rich Franklin, will head into hostile territory to grant Wanderlei Silva a rematch from their UFC 99 fight in Germany, one that saw "The Axe Murderer" lose a very close unanimous decision after three rounds of slam-bang action.
This time, it's five.
"Ace" replaces the injured Vitor Belfort at a catchweight of 190 pounds for the UFC 147 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which emanates live from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on June 23, 2012. Franklin's original opponent, Cung Le, now gets the returning Patrick Cote at the UFC 148 PPV on July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Also going under the preview microscope is the heavyweight showdown between grappling phenom Fabricio Werdum and Chicago cop Mike Russow. One of these talented 265-pounders is about to get "in the mix" after the South American smoke clears.
Any guesses as to who it's going to be?
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