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UFC 147 Play-By-Play

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC 147 rolls along with our play-by-play coverage of tonight’s main card. Coverage will begin at 10pm. For full results of tonight’s card click here.

Rich Frankin vs. Wanderlei Silva

Round 1 – Touch of gloves and we’re off. Both fighters looking to time each other early. Franklin with a kick but eats a big right in the process. Straight left by Rich. Inside legkick by Franklin. Wand with a headkick that Rich catches, Rich eats a few punches before letting go. Looked like an accidental headbutt by rich staggered Wandi. Nice right by Franklin. Left kick to the body by Franklin. Fighters exchanging shots. Headkick by Wandi. Nice jab by Franklin. Another headkick by Wandi. Franklin’s head kick is checked. Franklin with a combo that is checked. MMAFrenzy scores a close opening round 10-9 Franklin.

Round 2 - Wandi looking to counter Franklin and he’s barely missed a few power shots. Franklin checks a kick and Silva may have hurt his foot. Silva with a front kick. Great right by Franklin followed by a combo. Silva answers but Franklin with another good combo. Nice straight, looping hook combo by Wandi. Franklin throws a a kick and eats a wicked right from Wandi. Body, head, head combo by Wandi. Wandi rocks Franklin. Wandi with massive knees. Huge shot by Wandi drops Franklin and he’s bombing away. Franklin grabs a leg briefly and Silva is destroying Franklin. Somehow Franklin is doing just enough to survive as the round ends. Wow. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-8 Wandi (19-18).

Round 3- Franklin looks dazed as the round begins but Wandi is not being reckless. Franklin throwing shots but most are missing. Wandi barely misses a huge left hook. Body kick by Franklin. Another body kick by Franklin. Nice combo by Wandi. Headkick by Franklin. Rich is doing a great job of telegraphing high shots but then landing strong shots to the body. Nice combo by Wandi. Franklin ducks a Wandi hook and scores a takedown with :45 left. Nice elbows from Franklin. Franklin with some hard shots to finish the round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Franklin (28-28).

Round 4 - Fighters touch gloves to start the round. Nice right from Wandi catches an advancing Franklin. Body shot by Franklin. Jab-straight combo by franklin. Nice hook by Franklin. Nice combo by Franklin. Wandi has slowed down immensely since almost finishing the fight. Silva tries to throw a front kick and hits Franklin squarely in the cup. Franklin throws the body kick and eats a right. Wanderlei swarms at the end of the round but little lands. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Franklin (38-37).

Round 5 – Fighters with a show of respect as the round begins. Wandi looks like he’s coiled again. Jab by Franklin. Nice exchange but Franklin evades a nasty counter. Nice combo by both fighters. Franklin’s scoring again with his jab. Silva is looking for his moment but he’s only got 1:30 left. Big right by Wandi with a minute left. Another Big right from Wandi and Franklin evades. More rights from Wandi and Franklin is circling away still. Huge right from Wanderlei and he unloads with a massive combo and then Franklin catches Wandi literally as the horn sounds. Tough round to call. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Silva and the fight a draw (47-47).

Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision (49-46,49-46,49-46)

“TUF: Brazil” middleweight final: Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. Sergio “Serginho” Moraes

Round 1 – Herb Dean is our referee and we’re under way. Ferreira attacking with an impressive array of kicks to open the fight. Nice lefts by Ferreira. Morares looks for a single but eats a knee. Big body kick by Moares. Moraes is looking to get the fight to the ground but Ferreira is playing it smart with the BJJ world champion. Nice right by Moraes. Both fighters exchange kicks but Ferreira’s goes directly to the groin. Moraes storms forward with hooks but none land. Nice high body kick by Ferreira and he storms forward but Moraes fires back very hard. MMAFrenzy scores a very close round 10-9 Ferreira.

Round 2 – Ferreira tries with a nice straight punch. Moraes tried to pull guard when he came close but Ferreira has none of it. Punch clips Moares and he’s down for a second but Ferreira waves him up. Big wheel kick drops Moraes but Ferreira again backs off when Moraes tries for a leglock.  Moraes misses a high single. Ferreira tries to spin for another wheel kick but misses. Moraes storms forward but doesn’t do any damage. Big right elbow by Moraes and he’s pouncing on Ferreira and somehow he stays standing. Moraes took that round late 10-9.

Round 3 – The fighters embrace as the round begins. Ferreira tags Moraes and Moraes tries lure Ferreira to the ground yet again, to no avail. Moraes lands a big counter combo on Ferreira. Moraes storms forward but he misses. Ferreira is more gun-shy this round. Massive elbow by Moraes stops Ferreira’s advance again. Such a tough and gutsy fight by Moraes. Straight left from Ferreira knocks Moraes down. Very tough round to score. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Ferreira 10-9 (29-28)

Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira def. Sergio “Serginho” Moraes via unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,30-27) 

“TUF: Brazil” featherweight final: Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra vs. Godofredo “Pepey” de Oliveira

Round 1 - Marc Goddard is our referee and we’re off in the first TUF finale. Flying knee from Pepey misses and he eats a hard shot from Rony. Pepey storms forward again and drives Rony to the cage before pulling guard. Pepey is warned for strikes to the back of the head. Pepey now digs for an armbar, but Rony is staying patient. Pepey gives it up. Shots by Rony. Pepey warned for strikes to the back of the head again but they weren’t to the back of the head. Goddard then stands them up? Pepey walks right into a flying knee from Rony. Pepey tries to pull guard again and gets slammed. Hard shots by Rony. Pepey fighting back with elbows off his back. Tough round. MMAFrenzy scores the first round 10-9 Rony.

Round 2 – Fighters feeling each other out early. Pepey has a kick caught but he punches Rony off. Pepey swings very wild. Pepey pulls guard off the over/under clinch. Pepey fighting off his back with elbows. Big elbow by Rony. Pepey warned again for strikes to the back of the head that looked clean. Rony lets him stand. Pepey storms forward and gets cracked by Rony. Lead left by Rony lands. Jab by Pepey. Nice overhand right by Rony. Wild spinning backfist misses from Pepey. MMAFrenzy scores another close round for Rony 10-9 (20-18).

Round 3 – Nice big right by Rony. Huge right lands by Rony and Pepey has to drop a single to survive. Pepey stands and lands a wild left. Fighters shadowing each other now. Pepey swings wildly and again gets countered hard by Rony. Pepey causes a stoppage with an errant kick to the groin. Thus we have another Joe Rogan for Diamond MMA plug. Pepey storms of the restart and tries to pull guard but Rony just lets him drop. Rony kicking the hamstrings of Pepey till Goddard stands Pepey up. Inside leg kick by Pepey. Wild exchange and Pepey hits Rony in the groin with a front kick. Another plug for Diamond MMA by Rogan. Inside/outside legkicks by Pepey. Ugly spinning attempt by Rony. Rony tries a big throw at the end of the round and we nearly have a fight after the bell. MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight for Rony 10-9 (30-27).

Rony Mariano Bezerra defeats Godofredo Castro by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Russow vs. Fabricio Werdum

Round 1 – Herb Dean is our referee. Russow looking aggressive early but not landing. Werdum with a nice right hand. Over/under clinch briefly. Russow with a left hook hook countered by a Werdum straight. Nice legkick by Werdum. Nice jab lands from Werdum. Legkick by Werdum, big follow-up right uppercut drops Russow hard. Werdum unloads with hooks and hammerfists until Herb Dean intervenes to stop the bout and the crowd erupts. Werdum nearly jumped out of the cage after the win.

Fabricio Werdum def. Mike Russow via TKO (strikes) at 2:28 of Round 1

Yuri Alcantara vs. Hacran Dias

Round 1 – Touch of gloves and we’re off. Yuri firing but missing early. Dias with a double, but he’s not changing his level enough to get the takedown. Yuri reverses along the cage and Dias trips him to the ground. Dias working for an arm-triangle and he passes to mount with the choke. It’s not set though. Yuri gets his arm free and manages to get back to guard from mount. Yuri stands briefly but is quickly back down hard. Dias working intermittent strikes but Yuri is doing a good job of controlling wrists. Yuri gives up his back along the cage. Knees to the thigh by Dias. Yuri hits a switch and takes Dias’ back but Dias keeps a kimura to prevent him from doing anything. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Dias.

Round 2 – Touch of gloves. Brief strikes before Yuri lands a hard one and goes for a poorly executed double. Yuri switches to double unders but again is tripped to his back. Dias with some nice strikes here. Big armbar attempt from Yuri and it is in deep. Dias stays calm though and works his way out. More GNP from Dias now. Dias passes to half-guard. More strikes from Dias and Yuri works back to his feet. Dias with a nice back trip to bring him back down. Dias working an arm-triangle but it isn’t there. Short elbows by Dias. Stand up by Goddard as the pace slows. Nice pair of combos by Yuri to end the round. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Dias (20-18).

Round 3 – Both fighters are tentative to start the round. Body kick body Yuri. Body punch lands hard by Dias. Body kick by Dias is caught but he knocks Yuri off-balance with a hook. Dias on a single to a body lock and he gets Yuri down. Short but hard shots from Dias now. Yuri escapes briefly but is back down shortly. Crowd getting restless. Both fighters exchanging shots but Goddard obliges the crowd. Dias with a takedown attempt but he misses and pulls guard. Hard shots from Yuri as the round ends. Close round but MMAFrenzy scores the round and the fight 30-27 for Dias.

Hacran Dias def. Yuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (29-28,30-27,30-27)

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