“UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami” took place Saturday night inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Anderson Silva solidified his spot as MMA’s baddest middleweight by easily putting Yushin Okami down in the night’s featured attraction. Speaking of effortless knockout victories, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua floored Forrest Griffin in the card’s co-main event to get himself back in the light heavyweight title mix.
Yves Jabouin Defeated Ian Loveland via Split Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Yuri Alcantara Defeated Felipe Arantes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Erick Silva Defeated Luis Ramos via TKO (Strikes) at :40 in the 1stRound
Raphael Assuncao Defeated Johnny Eduardo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Paulo Thiago Defeated David Mitchell via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rousimar Palhares Defeated Dan Miller via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-25)
Thiago Tavares Defeated Spencer Fisher via TKO (Strikes) at 2:51 in the 2ndRound
Stanislav Nedkov Defeated Luiz Cane via TKO (Strikes) at 4:13 in the 1stRound
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Defeated Brendan Schaub via TKO (Strikes) at 3:09 in the 1stRound
Edson Barboza Defeated Ross Pearson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Defeated Forrest Griffin via KO (Strikes) at 1:53 in the 1stRound
Anderson Silva Defeated Yushin Okami via TKO (Strikes) at 2:04 in the 2ndRound (Silva retains UFC Middleweight Title)
Fight of the Night:
Edson Barboza and Ross Pearson ($100,000/each)
Knockout of the Night:
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ($100,000)
Submission of the Night:
Ironically, even though the extravaganza took place in jiu jitsu country, there wasn’t one successful submission executed on the card.
UFC president Dana White didn’t announce the attendance or live gate for the show inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He professed it was the loudest UFC event he had ever attended during his 10-year tenure.
White claimed it’s getting to a point where a mega-fight between middleweight champ Anderson Silva and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is starting to “make sense.” However, he added there are a couple of more opponents left for each to face before it happens.
Silva wouldn’t comment on who he wanted to fight next, except his “clone.”
When questioned about Chael Sonnen, Silva jokingly shook his head and acted as though he was scared.
White was asked who should be Silva’s next opponent and Forrest Griffin chimed in stating, “He should have to fight two guys.”
Okami was sent to the hospital immediately after the TKO loss and didn’t attend the presser.
Griffin admitted he didn’t want to be there because his wife is expecting their first child. He refused to use it as an excuse.
White thanked Griffin for taking the fight and said he’s flying him back home immediately to be with his wife.
Nogueira was sporting a smile from ear-to-ear. He credits good health for his performance.