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An interesting picture with Silva landing a looping right hand to the jaw of Franklin.

The fight was fought at a 195-pound catchweight agreed on by both fighters as Wanderlei Silva was heading down to middleweight (185 pounds) and Rich Franklin wanted to stay at light-heavyweight (205 pounds).

The FightEdit

The first round began. They touched gloves. They circled for a while. Silva missed a leg kick. Silva missed a counter right. Franklin landed a straight left. Silva landed a leg kick and then another, followed by a counter left. Silva landed a hard counter right and ate a counter from Franklin. Franklin landed a straight left and an overhand right, followed by a body kick and dodged a counter. Silva landed a head kick and then a high body kick, missed a leg kick. Franklin landed a body kick which Silva caught and got the takedown and Franklin pulled full guard. Silva landed some hammerfists. Silva landed some body shots. Franklin landed some shots from the bottom. Silva landed some good shots from the top. Franklin landed some good shots from the botom. They stood into the clinch. Silva tried to drop down for a guillotine and missed. Franklin ended up on top in Silva's half-guard. Silva was cut over the right eye. Franklin got mount, got Silva's back, throwing good shots. They stood and Franklin landed a nice knee. Franklin landed a body kick. The first round ended. Silva was breathing very heavily. Franklin said in his corner 'I think I broke his nose.'

The second round began. Silva landed a body kick and dodged a counter. They both landed kicks at the same time. Franklin tried a body kick and Silva nearly caught it. Silva landed an inside leg kick and ate a big shot. They exchanged strikes. Franklin landed an inside leg kick and then another after dodging some strikes. Franklin landed a good body kick. Silva slipped and fell but got back up. Silva tried for a head kick, checked by Franklin. Franklin landed an inside leg kick. Franklin landed a push kick. Silva landed a good right. Franklin landed a good counter combination. Silva landed a head kick. Silva landed some hard wild looping shots. Franklin missed some jabs. Silva landed a counter left. Franklin checked a head kick and landed an inside leg kick and ate a pair of counter combinations from Silva. Silva continued with the counter combinations and then pounced. Franklin was hurt. Silva slipped and they backed off. Franklin landed a head kick and slipped. Silva landed a good jab, slipped. Both men were exhausted. They exchanged counter strikes. The second round ended.

The third round began. They clapped hands together. They exchanged missed strikes. Franklin landed an inside leg kick. Silva was exhausted. Silva landed a leg kick. Franklin landed a hard body shot. Franklin landed a body kick and a left. Franklin landed some good jabs. Silva landed a leg kick. Franklin landed a hard left. Franklin landed a right. Franklin landed a groin kick. Silva shook it off quickly. They exchanged counter strikes. Silva staggered Franklin back. They clinched and Silva landed a knee to the head. Silva asked for the crowd to cheer with his hand movement. Silva landed a leg kick. Franklin landed a nice jab. They exchanged counter strikes. Franklin landed a body kick. Franklin landed a jab. Franklin slipped. Silva moved for the crowd to react again. Silva pounced and Franklin was hurt. Silva landed a knee. Franklin got the throw takedown. Silva looked upset. Silva got up but Franklin landed some good lefts on the way up. Silva landed some vicious elbows as Franklin landed punches. The fighters hugged full-heartedly. Rich Franklin was the winner by unanimous decision. The fighters hugged again. Silva was smiling during his post-fight interview.

A More Mature Take On ItEdit

The first round began and they touched gloves. They circled feeling each other out. Four thirty-five. Franklin faked the left body kick. Four fifteen. They're feeling each other out more steadily. Four minutes as Wanderlei kept his hands high. They circled as Franklin missed a straight left. Wanderlei landed a leg kick. Three thirty-five with another one. Wanderlei came in swinging and caught a counter straight left. Three fifteen. Three minutes. Franklin landed a straight left and a right hook and a hard left body kick. Two thirty-five. Franklin blocked a hard high kick. He blocked another and dodged a leg kick. Two fifteen as Franklin landed a body kick, Wanderlei caught it for a single into guard nicely. Two minutes. Wanderlei landed a right hand and another. One thirty-five. Wanderlei is apparently a BJJ blackbelt. Wanderlei landed a few short rights and a left and a right. One fifteen. One minute. Franklin exploded to the clinch. Wanderlei pulled guard missing a guillotine. Franklin landed a right. He passed to half-guard. Thirty-five. Wanderlei was cut over the right eye eating a few more rights. Franklin mounted by the cage, had the back with four rights in under and another, Wanderlei stood to the clinch. Franklin kneed the body. Fifteen as they broke, Franklin initiating. They exchanged. Wanderlei waded in, blocking a high kick. The first round ended. 10-9 Franklin but close, Wanderlei was breathing heavy. "I think I broke his nose," Franklin told his corner.


The second round began. Wanderlei landed a body kick eating the counter left. Four thirty-five. Wanderlei blocked a high kick. Four fifteen left. Franklin was feinting with the hands. Four minutes. Wanderlei landed a body kick. Franklin landed a left and a body kick. Franklin landed a good inside kick. Three thirty-five. Wanderlei swung hard for an overhand right. Franklin swung hard for a left and landed an inside kick. Three fifteen. Franklin landed a good body kick, they're going to war here. Three minutes. Wanderlei came in hard eating a counter left and dropped on a flash knockdown but stood. Franklin blocked a high kick. Two thirty-five. Franklin kneed the thigh and landed a good body kick. Two fifteen. Wanderlei landed a good counter right. Franklin landed a left. Two minutes as Silva missed a leg kick. "He's slowing down," Franklin's corner yelled. Wanderlei swung hard eating a counter jab. One thirty-five. Franklin landed a good body kick. He was picking Wanderlei apart. One fifteen. Franklin blocked a high kick. Franklin landed an inside kick and ate a counter right and that was HARD, Franklin was hurt. One minute as Franklin blocked a high kick, ate a counter right. Wanderlei was coming in, landing a right and three more, he was hurt. Wanderlei landed a right, he ate a right himself and slipped but stood. Thirty-five. The crowd roared. Wow. Wanderlei blocked a high kick, they both slipped and stood. Wanderlei landed a jab, slipped but stood. Both were tired with fifteen. They exchanged. The second round ended and the crowd roared. 10-9 Franklin but a lot closer.


The third round began and they touched gloves. They circled. Franklin landed a nice body kick and a good left. Four minutes. The crowd chanted his name. Franklin landed a jab. Silva landed a leg kick. Three thirty-five. Franklin landed a good left. He landed a good kick to the.. to the groin unfortunately. Silva continued quick, touching gloves. Franklin landed a left. Franklin landed a left to the body. Wanderlei landed a right and rocked him with a left hook. They clinched, Wanderlei kneed the face and gestured for the crowd. Silva landed a body kick. Franklin blocked a high kick. Franklin landed a jab. Wanderlei kept coming. The crowd was going nuts. Silva landed a leg kick. Two minutes. The crowd chanted his name. One thirty-five. Franklin blocked a high kick. Both were tired. Franklin landed a body kick. One fifteen. One minute as they exchanged, Franklin slipped. Silva gestured for the crowd twice, Franklin slipped eating a right, and another. Another. Another. Franklin was rocked. They clinched. Thirty-five as Franklin got a trip to side control nicely. Silva regained guard and stood to the back position eating two lefts. Wanderlei was exhausted. Ten seconds left as Wanderlei landed elbows backwards eating punches from the front, what a way to finish the fight, the crowd was going nuts. 10-9 Wanderlei. 29-28 Franklin but oh well.

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