Franklin vs. Le Off, Franklin vs. Silva II Now Official For UFC 147 | UFC NEWS

May 30, 2012 12:40 pm by bjpenn.com staff 37 Comments
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The UFC has been forced to shuffle fight cards once again.

This past weekend it was revealed that UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort had been forced out of his UFC 147 main event against Wanderlei Silva with a broken hand.

As a result the UFC has pulled Rich Franklin from his scheduled date with Strikeforce import Cung Le and put him in the UFC 147 main event slot against Wanderlei Silva.

The two fought once prior back at UFC 99 where Franklin was able to outpoint Silva in a highly contested bout and earn the victory via unanimous decision.

This rematch will be set for five-rounds, but UFC officials have not indicated what the plan for Cung Le will be.

UFC 147 goes down on June 23 from the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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