And then there were 12, as in twelve bouts that will make up Saturday’s “UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami” roster. With only four days remaining until the curtain is drawn on the Octagon’s highly-anticipated return to Brazil, the hotly-rumored welterweight battle between Erick Silva and Luis Ramos was finally confirmed for the show.
The 170-pounders will appear in one of the five scraps streaming live on the UFC’s Facebook page.
Ramos holds a 19-6 professional record and will be making his big league debut with a three-fight winning streak. Eleven of his victories have come via decision.
Speaking of Octagon rookies, Silva owns a 12-1 (1 NC) resume and hasn’t lost a contest since December of 2006. The up-and-coming 27-year-old trains with Team Nogueira.
UFC 134 will be jumping off this Saturday inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A middleweight title affair between champion Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the event’s revised roster:
(Facebook 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland
Felipe Arantes vs. Yuri Alcantara
Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos
Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Dan Miller vs. Rousimar Palhares
Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Stanislav Nedkov vs. Luiz Cane
Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Brendan Schaub vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Yushin Okami vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)