“UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 5th, 2011

UFC Poster 126 Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

“UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” took place Saturday night inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC’s Facebook page kicks off the “televised” portion of the star-studded event with a free stream of the bantamweight battle between Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Demetrious Johnson at 8:25PM ET/5:25PM PT. Spike TV will then air two additional prelims at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Fanatics will have to pay for the good stuff after the freebie fights when the pay-per-view broadcast begins at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

A middleweight title scrap between king Anderson Silva and challenger Vitor Belfort will headline tonight’s highly anticipated event.

Belfort earned his top contender status by slapping former champ Rich Franklin silly in a 195-pound catchweight bout at UFC 103. Although he has never competed at middleweight inside the Octagon, company officials were adamant about arranging a shootout between he and “The Spider.”

Following his miraculous come-from-behind victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117, Silva revealed he had severely injured his ribs just six days before showtime. He’s been on the mend ever since the August bout.

We’ll be tweeting the live play-by-play and results in the blue Twitter box below. Please keep refreshing this page for the latest action or follow @5thRoundResults on Twitter to get the info directly.

Preliminary Bouts:

Mike Pierce Defeated Kenny Roberts via TKO (Strikes) at :29 in the 2ndRound

Kyle Kingsbury Defeated Ricardo Romero via TKO (Strikes) at :21 in the 1stRound

Paul Taylor Defeated Gabe Ruediger via KO (Head Kick) at 1:42 in the 2ndRound

Demetrious Johnson Defeated Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Chad Mendes Defeated Michihiro Omigawa via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)

Donald Cerrone Defeated Paul Kelly via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:48 in the 2ndRound

Main Bouts:

Miguel Torres Defeated Antonio Banuelos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)

Jake Ellenberger Defeated Carlos Eduardo Rocha via Split Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Jon Jones Defeated Ryan Bader via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:20 in the 2ndRound

Forrest Griffin Defeated Rich Franklin via Unanimous Decision (29-28, All Three Judges)

Anderson Silva Defeated Vitor Belfort via KO (Strikes) at 3:25 in the 1stRound (Silva Retains UFC Middleweight Title)

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