UFC 147 Reportedly Draws 20 Million Viewers In Brazil

Rich Franklin

Rich Franklin

UFC 147 draws 20M viewers in Brazil according to Tatame

UFC 147 may not have been the most highly-anticipated of fight cards in the US, but that didn’t stop the Brazilian television audience from tuning in.

20 million viewers tuned in on Rede Globo to watch the fights, a record-setting number, according to Tatame.com.

The former record was set by soccer star Ronaldinho‘s debut in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where UFC 147 took place.

The event was headlined by a catchweight rematch between Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin, who fought for all five rounds in their main event bout. Franklin earned a unanimous decision nod.

Also on the card, “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” winners were determined, and Brazilian Fabricio Werdum impressed the crowd with a technical knockout win over Mike Russow.

Check out the full results from UFC 147 in Brazil

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