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Wanderlei Silva to face Rich Franklin

Updated: May 30, 2012, 7:46 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Wanderlei Silva will face former middleweight champion Rich Franklin in a rematch at UFC 147, the promotion announced Wednesday.

The 190-pound catchweight contest will be held June 23 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Silva (34-11-1, with one no contest) was originally scheduled to meet Vitor Belfort at 185 pounds in the card's headliner, but a hand injury forced Belfort out of the bout.

Silva and Belfort are coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter: Brasil."

The two met Oct. 16, 1998, in ...

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