UFC 134 was completely dominated by the promotion’s Brazilian fighters who were happy to entertain their fellow countrymen in the packed HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s decision to return to Brazil was definitely a wise one, as UFC 134 was one of the best fight cards the promotion has put on this year. Here are the results for UFC 134, held on August 27.
Anderson Silva defeats Yushin Okami
If there were any doubts about who the pound-for-pound best MMA fighter in the world was, Silva answered the question emphatically, out-classing Okami and finishing him off in the second round. At this point, the UFC shouldn’t even bother with a potential Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre matchup, as it would be completely unfair to the welterweight champion. No one should have to go up in weight to face a man who is clearly the best fighter in the history of MMA.
Mauricio Rua defeats Forrest Griffin
Rua successfully avenged his UFC 76 loss to Griffin, knocking him out in the very first round. With the win, Rua is a step closer to reclaiming the UFC’s light-heavyweight title.
Edson Barboza defeats Ross Pearson
Barboza improved his MMA record to 9-0, punishing Pearson with his pin-point counter strikes at UFC 134. Very close fight, but in the end the judges went with the Rio de Janeiro native.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeats Brendan Schaub
Nogueira reminded MMA fans he’s far from done, knocking out Schaub in the first round. For hardcore MMA fans, it was nice to see the old legend beat the odds at UFC 134.
Stanislav Nedkov defeats Luiz Cane
The only foreigner to defeat a Brazilian on the UFC 134 fight card, Nedkov made quick work of Cane, stopping him in the first round. With the win, Nedkov’s MMA record in now 12-0, and the Bulgarian should have some big fights coming his way.
Thiago Tavares defeats Spencer Fisher (TKO, round two)
Rousimar Palhares defeats Dan Miller (unanimous decision)
Paulo Thiago defeats David Mitchell (unanimous decision)
Raphael Assuncao defeats Johnny Eduardo (unanimous decision)
Erick Silva defeats Luis Ramos (TKO, round one)
Yuri Alcantara defeats Felipe Arantes (unanimous decision)
Yves Jabouin defeats Ian Loveland (split decision)