UFC 147 Play-by-Play: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

June 20, 2012
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Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

Round 1: They touch gloves and the main event is underway. They’re taking their time early.  Franklin moving forward with Silva on the outside.  Silva lands a kick to the body.  Franklin answers with a body shot.  Silva looking to counter.  He lands a right hand as Franklin threw a leg kick.   Franklin lands a straight left hand.  Silva circles away.  Franklin landing his jab.  Silva throws a high kick and Franklin caught it.  Silva moves in with a combination.  Franklin lands a combination and a right hand.  Silva lands a counter right hand.  They exchange kicks.  Silva lands a head kick.  Franklin answers with a stiff jab.  They exchange along the cage.  The first round is in the books.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Franklin.

Round 2: Silva takes the center of the Octagon.  He lands a left hand.  Franklin pumps a double jab. Silva lands an inside leg kick.  Silva throws a front kick.  Franklin lands a right hand and a kick to the body.  Franklin has Silva against the cage and lands a right hand.  Silva circles out. Silva lands a combination. Franklin moves in with a combination of his own. Silva rushes in with a combination. He lands a big right hand and a knee.  Silva goes into Axe Murderer mode.  He drops Franklin with a right hand. He swarms on him landing shots.  Franklin looks for a takedown.  Silva fends it off. Franklin covers up as Silva hits him with hammer fists.  Franklin saved by the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Silva.

Round 3: Franklin moving forward behind his jab. Silva misses with a combination.  The pace has slowed.  Franklin lands a body kick.  Half way through the round and Silva hasn’t done much.  Franklin lands a lead right hook.  Silva lands a combination.  Franklin answers with a kick to the body. Franklin lands a left hand and takes Silva down. He works inside Silva’s half guard. Franklin lands elbows.  He stands and throws a flurry at the bell.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Franklin.

Round 4: Silva lands a right hand and Franklin answers with a left. Franklin delivers a hook to the body.  Silva misses with a left hook. Franklin continues to pump his jab.  Franklin lands a left hand.  Franklin lands a combination.  Silva delivers a low blow and Franklin is given time to recover. The fight is restarted.  Franklin moves in with a combination. He lands a kick to the body but Silva counters.  They exchange at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Franklin.

Round 5: They hug before the final round.  Franklin continues using his jab.  Silva stalks him. Franklin lands a straight left hand.  Silva lands a counter left hook.  Franklin bounces around on the outside.  Three minutes remain in the round.  Franklin circles and jabs. He goes to the body. Franklin lands a combination. Silva presses forward with a combination.  He urges Franklin to come in. Silva lands a right hand and another.  Silva taunts him and goes in with big punches.  Franklin circles away. Silva lands a right hand. He flurries.  Franklin catches him with a straight left at the bell that knocks Silva down.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Franklin.

All three judges score the fight 49-46 for Rich Franklin by unanimous decision.

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  • RubeKegal

    I have a bad feeling Rich shouldn’t let this go to the scorecards.

    AND YOU WINNER BY UNAN DEC WITH ALL 3 JUDGES SCORING IT 50-42…….WANDEEEEEEE!!!!!