UFC 147 fight card: Predictions, preview and a complete guide to 'Silva vs Franklin 2' in Brazil

via ufc147.org

For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Silva vs. Franklin 2" event, going down at the Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

UFC 147 will feature a hugely overhauled card headlined by a rematch between native hero Wanderlei Silva and catchweight superstar Rich Franklin. Also scheduled for the card is a heavyweight title pitting Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow.

Plus, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil finals.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 147: "Silva vs. Franklin 2"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 147 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass

"Prelims" preview and predictions part one

"Prelims" preview and predictions part two

Fight preview: Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

Fight preview: Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo Pepey

Fight preview: Cezar Ferreira vs. Sergio Moraes

Fight preview: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow

Fight preview: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

UFC 147 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference video

Press conference staredown pics

UFC 147 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in video

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in photo gallery

UFC 147 news:

Event poster

Conference call

Latest odds and betting guide

UFC 147 editorials:

History in the Making: Rich Franklin smashes Evan Tanner to win UFC gold

UFC 147 and the meaningless weekend of MMA

UFC 147 set for massive failure on PPV

Rich Franklin blocking out retirement questions, focusing on blender-like Wanderlei Silva

Hesitant at first, Rich Franklin ready to get another win over Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva is under a lot of pressure to prove he can still fight

Wanderlei Silva is eager to stop Rich Franklin in their rematch

Fabricio Werdum wants to beat Mike Russow and prove he's the next opponent for Junior dos Santos

UFC 147 videos:

UFC 147 video trailer

Countdown to UFC 147

Extended video preview

Rich Franklin plans to avoid Wanderlei Silva's dangerous twister in Brazil

Wanderlei Silva video blog episode five

A win over Fabricio Werdum would kick Mike Russow's career into high gear

Ultimate Insider profile of Mike Russow

Fabricio Werdum vs. Mike Russow preview

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

I'd ask what the biggest story heading into this event has been but we all know damn well what that is and it's all going to play itself out tonight, live on pay-per-view.

Enjoy the show, Maniacs.

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