The aging Silva is returning to his home country for the fight and hopes to turn around a recent losing skid.
Friday's UFC 147 weigh-ins can be viewed here.
Theirs is an unlikely sequel, born not out of public clamor but promotional necessity.
After more than nine years with the promotion, Rich Franklin seems comfortable with the legacy he will one day leave behind in the UFC.
Apart from having a middleweight title on his resum...