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"UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin" Main Card Results & Recap | UFC NEWS


The main card of “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin” has concluded and what a night of fights!

Outside of the first ever international “TUF” champions being crowned, two MMA legends squared off in a rematch to cap off the night in the main event.

In the end it was Rich Franklin who proved too much for Wanderlei Silva and as a result took home the win via decision.

If you missed tonight’s pay-per-view event then check out our full fight recap below.

UFC 147 Main Card Recap and Results:

Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

Round 1: Alcantara takes the center as Dias circles. Alcantara lands a knee, and Dias shoots in for a take down. He gets it. Alcantara tries to escape, but Dias remains on top. Dias tries to set up an arm-triangle choke on top, but Alcantara defends. Dias lands some elbows, but Alcantara scrambles loose and gets up. Dias gets the fight back to the mat in an instance with a big slam. Alcantara gets back to his feet while taking a few punches. Dias attempts a kimura but fails to secure the lock.

Round 2: Alcantara lands a kick to the body and then shoots in for a takedown, but Dias counters and winds up on top. Alcantara locks in an armbar. Dias looks in pain but doesn’t tap and escapes. Alcantara scrambles up to his feet, but Dias takes only moments before putting him back on the mat. Dias with some elbows. Referee with the stand up and the round ends on it’s feet.

Round 3: Alcantara lands two punches and kicks to the body. Dias with some low kicks. Dias works inside and scores trip. The crowd in not pleased by the lack of action. Dias lets up his opponent and some strikes are exchanged. Fight ends and the crowd seems less then impressed.

Hacran Dias def. Yuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,30-27)

Mike Russow vs. Fabricio Werdum

Round 1: Werdum sets the pace. Russow lands a jab before moving forward with his own strikes. Werdum works Russow into the clinch. Russow is eating punches. Crowd chants “Vai Cavalo,” Werdum responds with a leg kick followed by a right uppercut that sends Russow crashing to the mat. Werdum pounces with hammerfists and punches to the head, earning the stoppage via TKO. Werdum celebrates and nearly falls over the cage in his excitement.

Fabricio Werdum def. Mike Russow via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:28

Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira

Round 1: Pepey Oliveira moves forward with punches and forces the clinch against the fence. Rony Mariano gets off the fence and the two fighters exchange punches. Pepey is throwing wild punches now. Pepey gets inside on Rony and decides to pull guard. Rony starts to work from top position, but Pepey traps both his arms from the bottom. Stalemate and the referee decides to stand them up. Rony attempts a flying knee and Pepey again pulls guard. Both men do work on the ground to finish off the round.

Round 2: The two men take to the center of the octagon and exchange kicks and punches. Left hand from Pepey lands. Pepey again decides to pull guard to the displeasure of the crowd. Pepey can’t mount any offense off his back and works his way back to his feet. Huge punches from both fighters. Pepey beginning to land his jab with consistency. Rony continues to move forward and apply the pressure. Spinning wheel kick attempted by Rony to end the round.

Round 3: Rony lands a big right hand in the first 30 seconds of the round. Pepey attempts a takdown but is not successful. Rony takes the center of the octagon and continues to be the aggressor. Kick from Pepey lands to the groin region of Rony causing a stop in the action. Rony lands a big right upon the restart. The fighters press up against the fence and Pepey again tries to pull guard. Rony does’t engage in the ground game and proceeds to deliver some kicks before letting Pepey stand up. Final minute, and Pepey rocks the groin of Rony once again. Brief break and the fight resumes with Pepey trying to press the action. Rony comes back with some punches and a spinning back fist attempt. There’s a little extra action after the final bell.

Rony Mariano Bezerra def. Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira via decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)

Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. Sergio “Serginho” Moraes

Round 1: Ferreira takes the center of the octagon and begins throwing punches. Ferreira with a spinning kick that lands to the skull of Moraes. Moraes seems ok and the two fighters begin to exchange. Attempted front kick from Ferreira misses. Ferreira is using his striking very effectively and is controlling the pace. The fighters engage in the clinch and Moraes lands a few decent shots.

Round 2: Ferreira presses forward. Moraes tries to pull guard from the clinch but fails. Big kicks and punches from Ferreira. Spinning kick rocks Moraes and Ferreira sends him to the canvas with a hard right hand. Big punches and hammer fists from Ferreira but Moraes survives and attempts a heel hook. Ferreira pulls his leg out and tells Moraes to stand back up. The fighters exchange some stand up strikes. Final minute now and Moraes rocks Ferreira with an elbow, he swarms on Ferreira and tries to finish the fight. Ferreira is wobbled but he covers up survives the onslaught from Moraes.

Round 3: Ferreira lands a big combination that sends Moraes to the mat early. Ferreira motions to Moraes to stand back up and the fighters are back on their feet. Moraes lands a good right hand but Ferreira continues to press forward. Moraes lands another good shot and begins to taunt Ferreira. Big straight left from Ferreira lands to the chin of Moraes. Moraes hits the canvas but is ok. Fight ends and both fighters begin celebrating.

Cezar Ferreira def. Sergio Moraes via decision (29-28,30-27,30-27)

Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva

Round 1: The two legends begin by feeling each other out. Wanderlei with a leg kick and a big right hand to the chin of Franklin. Leg kick from Rich lands followed by two straight left hands. Head kick attempt from Wanderlei, Rich catches it and takes a couple of punches for his efforts. Franklin clips Wanderlei with some punches, Wand drops to a knee. Silva looks to be a little rocked and Rich presses forward with combos. Big head kick lands for Wanderlei, Rich takes it and responds with a jab. Big shots thrown from both fighters to end the round.

Round 2: Wanderlei opens the action with a wild left hook. Another head kick thrown from Wanderlei followed by a leg kick that connects on the knee of Franklin. Wanderlei stumbles. Good combos being thrown by Franklin. Rich is controlling the action and Wanderlei is bleeding. ‘The Axe Murderer’ returns with two good hooks. Big punches from Wanderlei. Franklin is rocked and stumbles back. Wanderlei goes after him and lands a huge right that drops Franklin to his back. Huge shots from Wanderlei, the fight is very close to being stopped. Rich keeps moving but is hurt. Wand finishes the round with some ground and pound but Franklin survives.

Round 3: Slower pace to start the third. Silva is throwing big punches but Rich is responding with hooks and jabs that seem to be connecting. Good body kick from Franklin lands. Franklin seems fully recovered and is the busier of the two fighters. Another body kick lands from Rich. Rich scores the first take down of the fight. Big punches and elbows from the top by Franklin bring an end to the third round.

Round 4: Wanderlei starts round four by throwing a flurry of punches. Franklin responds with a jab that is followed by a good right hand from Silva. The fighters are trading punches but it seems like Franklin is landing more often. Silva looks tired and is bleeding. Big kick from Silva lands to the groin area of Franklin. Rich is hurt and time is called so that he can recover. Upon restart, Rich opens with a good left hand and some nice jabs. Body kick from Rich but Wanderlei responds with a right hand. Round ends with Silva chasing Franklin down with a flurry of punches.

Round 5: Final round begins with the two legends giving each other a hug. Wanderlei throws a big right that just misses. The left jab continues to land for Franklin. Wanderlei throws a head kick but it doesn’t land. Good stiff jabs landed by Franklin. Two minutes left and Wanderlei is in danger of losing. He begins throwing wild right hands, one that lands flush. Silva is chasing after Franklin while motioning for him to engage. Big punches from both fighters to end the round.

Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva via decision (49-46,49-46,49-46)

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24 Comments to "UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin" Main Card Results & Recap | UFC NEWS

  1. The Ass Murderer says:

    Man it was a close ass fight I think wanderlei won man even though he’s one of my heroes it was pretty close but I thought wanderlei won 1,2 nearly finishing him knocking him down, and 5 but rich definetly won round 3 and 4 but thought he won the last one since he pushed the pace at the very end but idk I’m probably wrong but I thought he did enough to win the scoring was ridiculous

  2. warrior808 says:

    didnt get to see much of the 1st rd but to me franklin won rds 3,4,5 and of course silva won rd 2. rd 5 although silva was the aggressor, he didnt land much compared to franklin and that barrage at the end, franklin landed a big shot that rocked silva. so at the very least franklin won the fight 3-2.

  3. Clay says:

    Silva gassed out when he tried to finish Jim Carey in the 2nd. The ref could have called the fight. So it’s a little bit controversial. But Franklin won all the rounds except 2 and the big inning of 5. Pretty good tho

    • WrestlingRules says:

      This is a perfect example of why refs call fights too soon. I agree the ref could have stopped that but it was god that he didn’t beause Silva was done after that and Rich beat him up the rest of the fight. Let’s hope the UFC reitres Silva and Rich should go out on a win too.

  4. Pancho says:

    The main event was great. Rich deserved it for sure. I had him winning 1,3,4,5. Wandy almost finished it in 2. But Rich almost finished it in 3 and had a big knockdown as 5 ended

  5. majestyk says:

    @Wrestling Rules… I am with you on supporting one’s country, but when a crowd chooses to sit in silence and offer no applause for a winning fighter, it’s at best disrespectful, and at worst, developmentally delayed thinking. Being nationalistic is one thing, but there is something wrong CULTURALLY when the vast majority of fans in attendance refuse to acknowledge ( albeit begrudgingly) a fighter’s winning performance. Especially, in a fight like this one, where Franklin gave all he had. Your thoughts?

    • Luke says:

      I have never liked Brazil’s crowd’s. If their countryman doesn’t win, they either Boo or don’t cheer. Look at Australia’s crowd, even when THEIR countrymen lose, they still cheer for and congratulate the other fighter. Another thing i hate is when crowds BOO at good fights. Or when they BOO at ground battles.

    • WrestlingRules says:

      @Majestyk – Here is my opinion on that. I actually Respect their support for their fighters over others. It is a good character trait. They can be counted on. I actually see this a little differently for not applauding Rich and such. I believe they are probably feeling disappointed Silva didn’t win and that makes them less likely to cheer anybody. I don’t have a problem with that. The booing is just bad sportsmanship and just shows their character flaws. BUT I believe they’re support for their countryman outweighs any bad behavior towards a non-Brazilian fighter. The people who are mentally challenged are the bitches in America who would support any fuckin foreign fighter over an American fighter. These people are unpatriotic and can’t be counted on for anything. Now having respect and appreciation for a fighters skill is one thing but rooting for them over an American, even if that American sucks, is just mental illness. These are the people that should leave America because they don’t deserve living here. Their lack of patriotism is MUCH worse than any snub by the Brazilian fans to and non-Brazilian fighter. Now would I prefer that they appreciate the fighter’s for their human effort in the struggle of a fight?? Yes, but I believe they ACTUALLY do, they are just not going to show it. For sure, I WILL ALWAYS ROOT for an American fighter over any fuckin’ Brazilian or any other countries fighters!!! For example, I don’t really like Condit and his fighting abilities and I MUCH MORE like GSP and his accomplishments and mental game, BUT when they fight I will 100% root for Condit to beat GSP, because he is an AMERICAN!!! I will always support American fighters over anybody…..Any other way, I see as weak and pathetic…HooRah…Peace…

      • Majestyk says:

        I agree with most of what you said. I just don’t think that acknowledging the victory of a fighter from another country is unpatriotic. Being “respectful to” is different than being “supportive of”. Peace.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Yes I agree completely, just because you are appreciative of someones skill level does not mean you rooted for them to win. All The Best!!

      • Obama says:

        You are the epitome of a stupid American. “USA”! America baby! War on Iraq! 9/11. Fuck your small pathetic brain and it’s existence. Strictly supporting a fighter because he is American shows how fucking arrogant you are. Get some brains you muppet. There are other countries outside of America If you have seen a picture of the world before

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Yah but I ONLY ROOT FOR AMERICAN FIGHTERS!! USA is the BEST country in the Universe and I support her fighters over any other shitty nations fighters,, PERIOD!! Even though President Obama is a Communist and I abhor communism you should still respect the office and refer to him as President Obama…and you can refrain from the cussing too.

  6. jones says:

    thxx guys,,,,this sights fight breakdown is the worstt of any sight i have sen…at theend of each round it should say who won the roound an why….then at te decision cuz i dont know id it is close or not by the sit comenting they should tell if split or unomous thx to all the fans who actually let mee know what happend…

  7. Badboykilla says:

    Damn people really need to learn how to spell correctly when posting shit. Makes you look uneducated.

  8. chris says:

    Great fight from two legends! I thought coming in Rich wouldn’t be able to hang for 5 but he looked good hands down took rounds 1,3,4 and 5 i had wanderlei stealing at the end but Frankin pulled off that knockdown so i had it 49-46 like the judges. Can’t fault Wanderlei for going for the kill and burning himself out. That is why we pay to see that man! And hell once again Franklin proves how fucking tough he is.

  9. DMAC says:

    I really can’t believe that card was $60! We basically payed to see a tuff final which correct me if I’m wrong is the first time ever. The main event was entertaining for sure but aside from that it wasn’t worth the money at all. What a weird week of fights from track star Guida to Russow phoning it in and random wild punching amateurs, I might need a little break from this, I feel like I’m being punked!!!

  10. FkBrazil says:

    I really cant stand watching cards from brazil becuase of how rude they are. They make it seem like if their countryman doesnt win he was robbed or cheated some how. The funny part about hosting the ufc anywhere else in the world everyone cheers no matter what becuase its about who performed to their best. Seriously brazil wtf get your prideful head out of your asses if it wasnt for ufc you wouldnt even be on the map for anything relative.

  11. Badboykilla says:

    This event was doomed from the beginning, for the first time in a long time I had no interest in watching this UFC event. Luckily me and my bro David did not spend our money buying a card where the main event featured two fighters past their prime. Well like they say “off to the next one” hopefully silva vs sonnen2 will make us forget these past two days of UFC fuck ups. 830

  12. hazza says:

    Card was great lots of good fights. Too many inbred hicks on this site though, fuck you guys are funny.

    • WrestlingRules says:

      Is that a good funny or a bad funny??? We have a lot of fun and challenge peoples views on here. It’s for people with cajones!! btw: I believe I get the most hate…It’s very fun!!

  13. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    How many fights have we seen where a fighter was in alot less danger or hurt than Franklin was. Franklin was concussed so bad he didn’t even remember getting his brains pounded in. Silva should have been given the win in round 2

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