Wanderlei Silva to face Rich Franklin
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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