UFC 147 Results & Recap: Franklin Decisions Silva Again

nullThe sequel looked a lot like the original, only a little bit longer.

Rich Franklin once again defeated Wanderlei Silva by decision in another exciting fight to headline UFC 147 in Brazil on Saturday, but this fight went five rounds instead of three.

Each fighter had their moment in the contest, with Silva nearly finishing Franklin to end the second round following a flurry, but “Ace” survived and went on to dictate the rest of the fight with his crisp, technical striking.

The win was impressive for the former middleweight champion, as he took this bout on short notice and fought in Silva’s raucous home country.

Now, the question is, what is next for both men?

Franklin is still one of the best, but he isn’t quite enough any more to challenge for a title. Silva is clearly far from what he was in the PRIDE days, but still entertaining. He has become somewhat of a gate keeper in the middleweight division.

In the co-main event of Saturday’s card, Fabricio Werdum improved to 2-0 in his return to the octagon, as he ran through Mike Russow.

Werdum continued to show his improved striking, as he quickly overwhelmed the inexperienced Russow with an array of strikes. Once Werdum rocked Russow, he quickly finished up on the ground and earned the TKO stoppage midway through the first.

Werdum is making a strong case to be considered a top 5 UFC heavyweight with his two impressive showings since coming back to the UFC. Perhaps a battle with the likes of Frank Mir could be next in the cards.

For complete results from UFC 147, check out the jump

UFC 147 Results (Courtesy of MMAMania.com)

Saturday, June 24, 2012 – Brazil

190 lbs.: Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva by unanimous decision

185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira def. Sergio Moraesvia unanimous decision (TUF middleweight final)

145 lbs.: Rony Mariano Bezerra def. Godofredo Pepey via unanimous decision (TUF featherweight final)

265 lbs.: Fabricio Werdum def. Mike Russow via TKO at 2:28 of round one

145 lbs.: Hacran Dias def. Yuri Alcantara via unanimous decision

145 lbs.: Rodrigo Damm def. Medeiros Anistavio via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:12 of round one

185 lbs.: Francisco Drinaldo def. Delson Heleno via TKO at 4:21 of round one

145 lbs.: Hugo Viana def. John Teixeira via split decision

185 lbs.: Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo def. Leonardo Mafra Teixeira via TKO at 0:41 of round three

145 lbs.: Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini def. Wagner Campos via TKO at 1:04 of round three

145 lbs.: Felipe Arantes vs. Milton Vieira goes to a split draw

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