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UFC 147 fight card and pay-per-view line-up finalized for June 23 in Brazil

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Now that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) "Brazil" has tied a ribbon on its inaugural season, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released the finalized fight card and line-up for the UFC 147 pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for this Saturday night (June 23, 2012) live from Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 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. 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.

Former UFC middleweight Champion Rich Franklin is stepping in on short notice to rematch TUF "Brazil" coach Wanderlei Silva in the night's main event, thanks to an untimely injury to original headliner, Vitor Belfort.

UFC 147 will also feature the finals from the recently-wrapped reality show in both the featherweight and middleweight divisions as well as a heavyweight showdown between grappling phenom Fabricio Werdum and Chicago cop Mike Russow.

Here is the finalized "Silva vs. Franklin 2" fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

190 lbs.: Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva

Main Card (Pay-per-view):

185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Sergio Moraes (TUF middleweight final)
145 lbs.: Rony Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo Pepey (TUF featherweight final)
265 lbs.: Mike Russow vs. Fabricio Werdum
145 lbs.: Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

Preliminary Card (FX Channel):

145 lbs.: Rodrigo Damm vs. Medeiros Anistavio
185 lbs.: Francisco Drinaldo vs. Delson Heleno
185 lbs.: John Teixeira vs. Hugo Viana
185 lbs.: Leonardo Mafra Teixeira vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo

Preliminary Card (Facebook):

145 lbs.: Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini vs. Wagner Campos
145 lbs.: Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira

To get all the weigh in details and information for this weekend's "Silva vs. Franklin 2" fight card click here and for all the latest and greatest updates on UFC 147 check out our complete news archive by clicking here.

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