The ultimate crossroads bout will take place inside the Octagon when former Pride Fighting Championships titleholder Wanderlei Silva meets former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin in the UFC 99 main event this Saturday at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.
Who will prevail? Sherdog.com recently touched base with dozens of professional MMA trainers and fighters and found out where they stood on this catchweight bout.
Zac George: First off, Franklin will show up with one black eye and leave with two. It will be a competitive tussle, with Silva scoring with hooks and some clinch work and Franklin adding up points with takedowns and ground-and-pound. It will look like Leatherface fought the Elephant Man when Rich gets the nod.
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