Franklin, Werdum earn UFC 147 wins
The two battled for all five of the scheduled rounds, but Franklin continuously managed to get the better of his Brazilian opponent. Silva managed to deal some damage in the second frame, but Franklin proved too tough to put away, cruising through the rest of the contest to three scorecards of 49-46, giving him the victory.
Also on the main card, "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" winners were determined, as middleweight Cezar Ferreira defeated Sergio Moraes and featherweight Rony Bezerra defeated Godofredo de Oliveira. Both results were unanimous decisions. In a heavyweight contest, Fabricio Werdum impressed his home-country crowd with a technical knockout win over Mike Russow.
The event drew 16,643 in attendance, and Franklin vs. Silva II earned Fight of the Night.
Check out the full results below:
Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision
Cezar Ferreira def. Sergio Moraes via unanimous decision
Rony Mariano Bezerra def. Godofredo de Oliveira via unanimous decision
Fabricio Werdum def. Mike Russow via technical knockout at 2:28 or Round 1
Hacran Dias def. Yuri Alcantara via unanimous decision
Rodrigo Damm def. Anistavio Medeiros via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:12 of Round 1
Francisco Drinaldo def. Delson Heleno via technical knockout at 4:21 of Round 1
Hugo Viana def. John Teixeira via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Thiago Perpetuo def. Leonarda Mafra via technical knockout at 0:41 of Round 3
Marcos Vinicius def. Wagner Campos via technical knockout at 1:04 of Round 3
Felipe Arantes and Milton Vieira fight to split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)