Victim: Rich Franklin
Date: 10/14/2006

You know it's bad when you have to have your face reconstructed. Though it didn't start out that way for Rich Franklin. In what seemed like a competitive matchup, the beginning of this bout was relatively even for about a total of two minutes. Silva started to land some body shots, which opened up Franklin's head. Silva finished off Franklin with a knee to the head for the KO. With that win, he was crowned UFC middleweight champion.