The second meeting of long time stars and MMA legends, Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin happens this weekend at UFC 147, when the promotion heads back to Brazil. The first bout ended in a decision victory for Franklin, but with this fight happening as a 5-round main event, their rematch isn't likely to reach the final bell.
Zuffa has released a 10-minute clip for and extended and in-depth preview the main event bout, along with the supporting bout between Frabricio Werdum and Mike Russow. The few interesting things from the clip are probably the following:
- Rich Franklin's new hairdo, which makes him look even more like Ace Ventura / Jim Carrey.
- Wanderlei Silva says he thought he won their first meeting.
- Joe Rogan said Werdum "shattered the myth of Fedor Emelianenko".
- Clips from Mike Russow's day job as a Chicago police officer.
After the jump, check out the official fight card for their Brazil card, which includes the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.
UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin 2
June 23, 2012 -- Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Rich Franklin vs Wanderlei Silva
Cezar Ferreira 'Mutante' vs Serginho Moraes [TUF Brazil Middleweight Finals]
Rony Mariano Bezerra 'Jason' vs Godofredo Pepey [TUF Brazil Featherweight Finals]
Mike Russow vs Fabricio Werdum
Hacran Dias vs Yuri Alcantara
FX Preliminary card
Rodrigo Damm vs Anistavio Medeiros
Francisco Drinaldo vs Delson Heleno
Hugo Viana vs John Teixeira
Leonardo Mafra vs Thiago Perpétuo
Wagner Campos vs Marcos Vinicius
Milton Vieira vs Felipe Arantes