Sunday, August 28, 2011
Essentially, UFC 134 was like a remix of a mid-decade Pride FC event with a Silva-Shogun-Nog all star cast filling the win column. The short (lazy) version of UFC 134: Anderson Silva straight embarrassed Yushin Okami in the second round (as if we didn't think that would happen). Meanwhile, the name Yushin Okami is now even more irrelevant in Japan. Shogun Rua became yet another reason why Forrest Griffin could someday experience the long-term side effects of reoccurring head trauma (his last four losses have been nasty ones). Brendan Schaub's football helmet would've come in handy tonight. Let's face it, Ross Pearson never had a chance of winning a split decision in Rio. Stanislav Nedkov whooped Luiz Cane via first round TKO, but I still can't figure out how this fight made it onto the main card?
Full results after the break...
Ultimate Fighting Championship
UFC 134: "Silva vs. Okami"
August 27, 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC Middleweight Championship Title Bout
Anderson Silva def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) – R2, 2:04
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Forrest Griffin via knockout (punches) – R1, 1:53
Edson Barboza def. Ross Pearson via split decision
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Brendan Schaub via TKO (punches) – R1, 3:09
Stanislav Nedkov def. Luiz Cane via TKO (punches) – R1, 4:13
Thiago Tavares def. Spencer Fisher via TKO (punches) – R2, 2:51
Rousimar Palhares def. Dan Miller via unanimous decision
Paulo Thiago def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision
Raphael Assuncao def. Johnny Eduardo via unanimous decision
Erick Silva def. Luis Ramos via TKO (punches) at 0:40 – R1
Yuri Alcantara def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision
Yves Jabouin def. Ian Loveland via split decision