Rich Franklin vs Wanderlei Silva staredown pic from UFC 147 weigh ins in Brazil

Wanderlei Silva (L) does his best to get inside the head of his UFC 147 main event counter part, Rich Franklin (R), with a menacing stare at the official weigh in event in Brazil on June 22, 2012.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its official weigh in event for UFC 147: "Franklin vs. Silva 2" earlier today (Fri., June 22, 2012) from inside the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

In case you missed it, full UFC 147 weigh in results and video can be found right here.

Unlikely adversaries Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva will run back their first encounter that took place inside the Octagon nearly three years ago to the day in the main event of the evening; however, things got started a little early this afternoon when these two 190-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans went nose-to-nose after tipping the scale for tomorrow night's headliner.

It's (almost) go time.

Also squaring up were Heavyweight contender hopefuls Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow, who are slated to sling leather in the co-featured fight of the night on pay-per-view (PPV). Get a closer look at their staredown in advance of this Saturday night's (June 23, 2012) showdown at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, after the jump.

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Remember: MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night, which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (PPV). The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6:45 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on Facebook and FX.

For all the latest and greatest news and notes for UFC 147: "Franklin vs. Silva 2" click here.

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