News of the matchup was confirmed today by MMAjunkie.com who contacted someone close to the fighters.
UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II is scheduled to take place on June 23, 2012 at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The two Brazilian fighters will appear on the FX broadcasted preliminary card.
Viana was a member of Team Belfort and was eliminated in the semifinals by Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano Bezerra by decision after the two went three rounds. ‘Wolverine’s’ pro-career is unblemished with five straight wins, all of which have gone the distance. He currently holds four unanimous decision and one split decision victory.
Teixeira was Wanderlei Silva’s third pick on “TUF: Brazil” and was eliminated in the quarterfinals in a split decision loss to Rodrigo Damm. ‘Macapa’ is also undefeated in his career with a 13-0-1 record. He is currently riding a nine fight win streak which includes nine submission finishes, one knockout victory, and three decision wins.