Franca (13-3) made his UFC debut in the TUF Brazil 4 lightweight finals at UFC 190, defeating Fernando Bruno via third-round submission. During the reality show, including the tournament final, Franca went 4-0 with four submissions.
Vick (8-0), a fellow TUF veteran, is riding a four-fight UFC winning streak that includes finishes over Ramsey Nijem and Jake Mathews. On TUF 15, he beat the likes of Daron Cruickshank and Joe Proctor before losing to Mike Chiesa in the semifinal.
Headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones and Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo for the light heavyweight and flyweight titles, respectively, UFC 197 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.