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Countdown to UFC 147: Franklin vs. Silva II Gets a Start Date

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The pre-hype "Countdown" show for the UFC will debut on June 19 for UFC 147: Franklin vs. Silva II on FUEL TV. The hour-long show will air at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

In the main event, Rich Franklin steps in for Vitor Belfort to meet Wanderlei Silva. Belfort and Silva were coaches on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but Belfort suffered a hand injury in training and was forced to pull out.

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Franklin, a former UFC champion, was set to face Cung Le later this year, but decided to take the fight with Silva at a catchweight of 190 pounds, instead. "Ace" is 28-6 in his career and 13-5 in the UFC.

Silva (21-9) has gone 10-5 in his UFC career, including a victory over Le last year.

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The show will also discuss the co-main event between Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow, and the finalists in the TUF series.

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