UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin 2
UFC 147: Franklin vs. Silva 2 (formerly known as Silva vs. Sonnen 2 and then Belfort vs. Silva 2) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on June 23, 2012 at the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.
The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Team Vitor vs. Team Wanderlei coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva were announced to fight this event. A month before the bout, however, Belfort underwent surgery to repair a broken hand and was replaced by Rich Franklin. The pair fought each other once before, about three years ago at UFC 99: The Comebackl. Franklin defeated Silva via unanimous decision.
The finals in the featherweight and middleweight tournaments of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil are expected to be held as well.
On April 20, 2012 according to a published report from Sherdog.com, the event is expected to still take place on June 23, 2012, however the location and venue has changed. The event is now expected to take place at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte.The expected rematch between Silva and Sonnen was moved to UFC 148 and thr rematch between Belfort and Silva would headline the event.
It was then rumored that Featherweight champion Jose Aldo might headline this event. However, it was reported April 28, 2012, that Aldo would defend his title against Erik Koch at UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch.
 Announced Fight Card
 Main Card/PPV
 Preliminary Card
|Felipe Arantes||Milton Vieira||Draw (Split)||3||5:00|
|Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini||Wagner Campos||TKO (Knees and Punches)||3||1:04||Pancini won Knockout of the Night|
|Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo||Leonardo Mafra Texeira||TKO (Punches)||3||0:41|
|Hugo Viana||John Teixeira da Conceicao||Decision (Split)||3||5:00|
|Francisco Trinaldo||Delson Heleno||TKO (Punches)||1||4:21|
|Rodrigo Damm||Anistavio Medeiros de Figueiredo||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||1||2:12||Damm won Submission of the Night|
|Hacran Dias||Iuri Alcantara||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Fabricio Werdum||Mike Russow||TKO (Punches)||1||2:28|
|Rony Mariano Bezerra||Godofredo Castro||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||TUF Brazil Featherweight Tournament Final; Bezerra won TUF Brazil Featherweight Tournament|
|Cezar Ferreira||Sergio Moraes||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||TUF Brazil Middleweight Tournament Final; Ferreira won TUF Brazil Middleweight Tournament|
|Rich Franklin||Wanderlei Silva||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00||Fight won Fight of the Night|