Round one started off slow with occasional strikes landing by both men and was difficult to score. In the second, Franklin was moving forward while Silva was content on countering. It looked like Franklin was beginning to gain control until Silva rocked him with repeated hard shots including dropping him with a knee and a straight right hand while finishing the round with some ground and pound.
Franklin barely made it through the second, but in the third, he regained his composure. Franklin used movement by constant circling and jabbing to control the fight. During the last seconds of the final round, they went wild throwing punches and Silva was clipped with a left from Franklin around the final bell. Final scorecards were all 29-26 for Franklin.
In the TUF finals, middleweight Cezar Ferreira defeated Sergio Moraes by unanimous decision and featherweight Rony Jason also defeated Godofredo Pepey by unanimous decision.
Other pay per view results:
Fabricio Werdum defeated Mike Russow by KO round one.
Hacran Dias defeated Yuri Alcantara by unanimous decision.
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