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Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

Main Event | Catchweight · 195 lbs | MMA

Rich Franklin defeats Wanderlei Silva via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Rich "Ace" Franklin
Mmaweekly large "The Axe Murderer" Wanderlei Silva

Franklin
Decision
Round 3

Rich Franklin Wanderlei Silva

"Ace" "The Axe Murderer"

26-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   32-9-1
Climbed to 27-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 32-10
-156 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +132 (Slight Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Cincinnati, Ohio   Fighting out of   Las Vegas, Nevada
34 years, 8 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   32 years, 11 months, 3 days
194.0 lbs (88.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   194.0 lbs (88.0 kgs)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Cypress Hill - Rock Superstar   Walkout Music   Darude - Sandstorm
Team Extreme   Gym   Wand Fight Team
UFC 99
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 99: The Comeback
  • Date: Saturday 06.13.2009
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: Lanxess Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 12 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 195 lbs (88.5 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Silva Total Disclosed Pay: $60,000
  • Franklin Total Disclosed Pay: $60,000
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Videos & Highlights

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    MMA underground highlight maker Machinemen looks at Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin from UFC 99 in Germany.

Silva vs. Franklin Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

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