On Friday, June 22, the UFC will hold the weigh-ins for UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II from the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond (“Mineirinho”) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The June 23 event takes place from the same venue.

The event is headlined by two legends of the sport, former Pride kingpin Wanderlei Silva and former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin. The pair will rematch their UFC 99 battle, which Franklin claimed via decision. Silva was expected to face his fellow coach on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Vitor Belfort, but a broken hand forced Franklin into the headlining slot. The fight will be a 190-pound catchweight affair.

In addition to the main event, the card will also feature the featherweight and middleweight finals of the first international version of The Ultimate Fighter. Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra will face Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira in the 145-pound final, while Belfort’s protege Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira battles grappling ace Sergio “Serginho” Moraes in the 185-pound final.

Saturday’s main card will air live on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will be split between an 8 p.m. ET broadcast on FX and a Facebook stream that begins at 7 p.m. ET.

The fighters will hit the scales to weigh-in at 3 p.m. ET today. A full stream of the action, as well as the full results, will appear below.

Main Card
Rich Frankin (190) vs. Wanderlei Silva (188)
Cezar Ferreira (184) vs. Sergio Moraes (185)
Rony Mariano Bezerra (146) vs. Godofredo de Oliveira (145)
Mike Russow (248) vs. Fabricio Werdum (246)
Yuri Alcantara (146) vs. Hacran Dias (146)
Fuel TV Preliminary Card
Rodrigo Damm (146) vs. Anistavio Medeiros (146)
Francisco Drinaldo (183) vs. Delson Heleno (185)
John  Teixeira (150)* vs. Hugo Viana (145)
Leonardo Mafra Teixeira (182) vs. Thiago de Oliveira Perpetuo (184)
Facebook Preliminary Card
Marcos Vinicius Borges Pancini (146) vs. Wagner Campos (145)
Felipe Arantes (146) vs. Milton Vieira (146)

*Teixeira was not allowed to cut any further and yielded 25% of his purse ($2,000) to his opponent Hugo Viana.

Want more UFC on 147 coverage? Check out the following:

Round Table Previews
Full Card

Photo: Wanderlei Silva (Daniel Herbertson/Sherdog)

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