It was a close-run thing but Rich Franklin managed to take a decision win in his rematch with Wanderlei Silva last night.
Their first meeting at UFC 99 ended in a decision win for Franklin after what was one of the fights of the year. Last night Silva nearly had Franklin out of it in the second round, with the referee close to a stoppage, but he managed to bounce back and get back in the driving seat.
Also on the main card, heavyweight Fabricio Werdum completed his transformation from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stylist to Muay Thai fighter extraordinaire by stopping Chicago man Mike Russow in just 2:28 of the first round by way of strikes.
Main Card (Live on Pay-Per-View, 10:00 PM ET)
-Rich Franklin defeated Wanderlei Silva by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
-Cezar Ferreira defeated Sergio Moraes by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
-Rony Mariano Bezerra defeated Godofredo Pepey by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Fabricio Werdum defeated Mike Russow by TKO (Strikes, 1st Round, 2:28)
-Hacran Dias defeated Yuri Alcantara by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (Live on FX, 8:00 PM ET)
-Rodrigo Damm defeated Anistavio Medeiros by Submission (RNC, 1st Round, 2:12)
-Francisco Drinaldo defeated Delson Heleno by TKO (Punches, Round 1, 4:21)
-Hugo Viana defeated John Texeira by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Thiago PerpÃ©tuo defeated Leonardo Mafra by TKO (Punches, Round 3, 0:41)
Preliminary Card (Live on Facebook.com, 7:00 PM ET)
-Marcos Vanicius Borges Pancini defeated Wagner Campos by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 1:04)
-Felipe Arantes fought Milton Viera to a Split-DrawÂ
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