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.
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