Silva trains with Machida for UFC 147

Posted at 06/13/12 8:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Wanderlei Silva hooked up with fellow mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida in preparation for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 147.

Silva, known as "The Axe Murderer" in the MMA world, is scheduled for a rematch against Rich "Ace" Franklin on June 23.

Silva tapped Machida's expertise to improve his stand up game.

Machida is a 3rd dan black belt in Shotkan karate and is a former UFC champion like silva.

"You cant's stay in his rhythm," Machida advises Silva during their training session at Black House MMA in Brazil.

"He has to be in your rhythm," added the Dragon.

The Axe Murder wants to avenge his unanimous decision defeat to Franklin in 2009.

UFC 147 will take place at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Brazil.

The rematch will be at a 190 catch weight.

UFC 147 will be aired locally by BALLS Channel with replays on Studio 23.

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