Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to pull the trigger on its latest pay-per-view extravaganza TONIGHT (Aug. 27, 2011) from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, August 27, 2011.
Also booked for Brazil is a long-awaited light heavyweight rematch between former champions Mauricio Rua and Forrest Griffin, while Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will return to action in a heavyweight tilt against rising contender Brendan Schaub.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 134 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action:
UFC 134 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami (185-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from Silva. Silva keeping his distance. Okami trying to close the gap and grapple. Clinch from Silva and Okami lands some short uppercuts. Jab from Silva. Left from Silva. Jab from Okami. Left from Okami and then he ties things up. Dirty boxing from Okami up against the cage. Silva with the thai clinch. Knee to the body from Silva and another. Short uppercut from Okami. Both men trade knees now and another uppercut from Okami. Their still tied up Silva landing knees to the body and Okami short uppercuts. Okami goes for a take down but nothing there. They break and jab from Silva. Jab from Silva. Nice left from Okami and leg kick from Silva. Uppercut from Silva. HARD head kick from Silva and then a knee to the body to close out the round. Tough one to score, ill lean towards Okami but Silva could have won it with the head kick. 10-9 Okami.
Round two: Left from Okami. Good right and leg kick from Silva. Silva lets loose with a combo he has come out aggressive. JAb from both men. Right from Okami. Silva drops Okami with a straight right!!! Silva does not pounce though he lets Okami up. Good right hook from Silva. Left from Okami. Body kick from Silva. Silva lands a BIG right and drops Okami again!! Now Silva on top and landing punches and a big knee to the body and more punches and a elbow to the body and one more big elbow and the ref stops it!!! Anderson Silva by domination once again. Amazing win and this crowd is going INSANE.
Final result: Anderson Silva defeats Yushin Okami via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio Rua (205-pound limit)
Round one: Both men keeping distance. Body kick from Griffin misses. Shogun charges forward with a flurry but misses. Right from Shogun. Jab from Griffin and big uppercut from Rua. Knee from Rua. Left from Griffin. Big right from Shogun. Leg kick from Griffin. Leg kick from Griffin. Head kick from Griffin. Hard combo from Shogun. Rua knocks Griffin down and is now raining down MASSIVE HAMMER FISTS!!! Griffin is hurt BAD!!! That is it the ref stops the fight and Rua has an impressive KO win!
Final result: Mauricio Rua defeats Forrest Griffin via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub (265-pound limit)
Round one: Schaub circling and now puts Nog against the cage. Nogueira ties him up and now they break off. Nogueira puts Schaub against the cage and eats an uppercut. Left from Schaub. Both guys trade HUGE rights! Kicks to the knee from Schaub. Good right from Nogueira. Good combo from Nog. Schaub lands a series of good punches capped off by an uppercut. Jab from Schaub. HUGE right from Nogueira drops Schaub!!!! Nogueira now lands some more HUGE punches and Schaub is out cold!!! Nogueira with a HUGE KO win over Schaub in front of his countrymen!! Amazing win for the legend.
Final result: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeats Brendan Schaub via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson (155-pound limit)
Round one: Leg kick from Barboza. Pearson lands two good rights. Good left hook from Pearson. Jab from both men. Front kick from Barboza but nothing there. Pearson moving well. Leg kick for Barboza. Left hook from Pearson and then a right. Hard body shot and left hook combo from Pearson and a counter left from Barboza. Good left hook from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Knee to the body from Barboza. HARD spinning back kick from Barboza. Leg kick from Pearson. Jab from Pearson leg kick from Barboza. Hard left from Pearson and then an uppercut. Leg kick from Pearson right from Barboza. Head kick from Barboza. Jab from Pearson. Leg kick from Barboza. Knee to the body from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Body shot from Pearson. Head kick from Pearson. Now Pearson going for a double leg take down. Knee to the body from Barboza. Jab from Pearson. Good back and forth round, but Pearson got the best of it. 10-9 Pearson.
Round two: Both men trad left hooks. Body kick from both men and then Barboza lands a HARD overhand right that drops Pearson but he jumps right back to his feet. Body kick from Barboza and then a body punch. Switch kicks lands from Barboza. Jab from Pearson and then a good left. Both men trade lefts. Right from Barboza. Uppercut and right from Pearson. Inside leg kick from Pearson. Pearson shoots and nothing there. Jab from Pearson. Left from Barboza. Jab from Barboza. Front kick from Barboza. Good right from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. HARD right from Barboza. Jab from Pearson. Spinning back kick from Barboza lands on the gut of Pearson. Body shot from Barboza and right from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Right from Pearson. Left from Pearson. Body kick from Barboza. Left from Pearson. Leg kick from Barboza. Thats it for this round and Barboza took that one. 10-9 Barboza.
Round three: Jab from Pearson. Inside leg kick from Barboza. Left hook from Pearson. Right from Pearson. Back kick from Barboza. Leg kick from Barboza. Inside leg kick for Pearson and left from Pearson. Flying knee from Barboza just misses. Right from Pearson. Left from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Left hook from Pearson. Hard knee to the body from Barboza. Leg kick from Pearson. Right from Pearson. Left hook from Pearson. Jab from Barboza. Leg kick from Pearson. Pearson shoots for a single and cannot get it. Spinning back kick from Barboza glances of the body of Pearson. Leg kick from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Left hook from Pearson. Leg kick from Barboza. Left hook and then straight right from Pearson. HARd right hook from Pearson. Hard left hook then jab from Barboza. Left from Pearson. Left hook and right from Pearson. Jab from Pearson. Left hook from Pearson. Spinning back kick to the body from Barboza. Flying knee from Pearson and that is the bell. Wow great pace and this is a razor close fight could go either way. Ill lean towards Barboza. 10-9 Barboza.
Final result: Edson Barboza defeats Ross Pearson via Split Decision
Luiz Cane vs. Stansilav Nedkov (205-pound limit)
Round one: Both men feeling each other out. Inside leg kick for Cane. Good left from Cane and counter right from Nedkov. Nedkov with another right. Inside leg kick from Cane and then a left hook. Right from Nedkov. Both men trade hooks. Leg kick from Cane. Counter right and left hook from Nedkov. Right from Nedkov. Good right from Nedkov. Cane misses a head kick and almost pays for it. Left hook right combo from Cane backs Nedkov off. Good left from Cane. Good one two and then left hook from Cane. HARD left hook from Cane. He has Nedkov hurt. Nedkov bleeding from his nose. Right from Nedkov. Good right left from Nedkov. Nedkov now pounces and lands some BOMBS!! Thats it Nedkov with a vicious KO win!
Final result: Stansilav Nedkov defeats Luiz Cane via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
UFC 134 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE "PRELIMS" SPIKE TV COMMENTARY:
Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Miller (185-pound limit)
Round one: Both men feeling each other out and jab from Miller. Leg kick from Palhares. Jab from Miller again. Good right from Palhares and then he pulls guard. Palhares now goes for an Oma Plata but Miller escapes and is back to his feet. Good one two from Miller and leg kick from Palhares. Inside leg kick from Palhares. Jab from Miller. Body shot from Miller. Front kick to the face from Palhares knocks Miller down and then Palhares lifts him up and slams him!!! Miller ends up on top in full guard and is now eating elbows to his head. Now their back to the feet. Jab from Miller good right from Palhares. Jab from Miller. Good right from Miller. Right from Palhares. Another heavy right from Palhares and a great thai clinch knee from Palhares lands on the head. HUGE head kick from Palhares drops Miller!!! Palhares is landing HUGE bombs now but he inexplicably stops throwing punches and jumps on the cage like he was won the fight, but Herb Dean has not stopped the fight yet!! This is un-real the fight is NOT OVER and Palhares was acting like he won! Good right from Miller and a sick left that now he drops Palhares!! Miller lands some more blows and Palhares is almost out!!! Now Palhares jumps up and gets a slam take down and the bell rings! Wow that was an AWESOME round. 10-9 Palhares.
Round two: Miller lands a flurry and Palhares lands a big knee. Palhares lifts up Miller and kicks out his leg and slams Miller. Miller has a triangle but Palhares slams Miller on his back and shakes him off. Palhares now on top and landing some punches hard. Miller holding onto a single leg right now. Palhares moves now to the top position. Good hard ground and pound punches from Palhares. Miller throws up his legs looking for a subimssion. Another slam from Palhares as Miller goes for a triangle. Full guard for Miller now. This pace is insane. Elbow from the bottom by Miller. Palhares with some short elbows of his own. Big punches from Palhares. Palhares is throwing consistent right hands and landing hard. Miller hanging on for dear life right now. Palhares is just mauling Miller right now and it could be close to being over. Miller tries for a single leg but is pushed right back down on the mat. Millers left eye looks gruesome. That is the bell, 10-9 Palhares.
Round three: Good uppercut from Miller. Jab from Palhares. Palhares looks tired at this point. Jab from Miller. Jab from Palhares. Good hard jab from Miller. Left hook and right combo from Miller. Good right from Palhares. Good left from Miller. Good leg kick from Palhares and counter left from Miller. Jab from Miller. Good leg kick from Palhares. Another leg kick from Palhares. Good one two from Miller. Good right from Palhares. Right from Miller. Jab from Miller. ANother jab from Miller. Right from Palhares. Jab from Miller. Miller needs to pick it up. Jab from Miller. Right from Palhares. Jab from Miller. Body shot from Palhares. Left from Miller. Good right from Palhares. Hard left from both men. Right from Miller. Good left from Palhares. Right from Palhares. That is the round, Miller won that round Palhares the fight. 10-9 Miller.
Final result: Rousimar Palhares defeats Dan Miller via Unanimous Decision
Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares (155-pound limit)
Round one: Head kick from Fisher lands partially. Tavares with a big take down and is on top up against the cage. Full guard for Fisher trying to walk the cage. Tavares passes to half guard. Tavares just controlling position at this point. Tavares peppering in some punches now. Fisher trying to walk up the cage. Ref stands them up. Head kick from Tavares. Another head kick from Tavares. Tavares going for another take down. Tavares drags down Fisher for more points. Fisher trying to walk the cage once again. Not much going on action wise. Tavares with some punches. Full mount now for Tavares. Now he has the back but not much time left. Fisher to his feet. Tavares has the back as the bell rings. 10-9 Tavares.
Round two: Head kick from Tavares and another. Tavares going for another double leg take down. Fisher trying to fight is off. Tavares finishes the take down and is on top in full guard. Punches form Tavares. Tavares working some left hooks. Big elbows from Tavares. Tavares moves to the back now and FIsher is using the wall to avoid it. Now Tavares has Fisher flattened out. Tavares is landing some good punches and Fisher needs to do something. Tavares non stop and thats it the fight is stopped!
Final result: Thiago Tavares defeats Spencer Fisher via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
UFC 133 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM COMMENTARY:
David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago (170-pound limit)
Round one: Thiago getting wild with looping punches. Mitchell ain't scared, homie, and he's pushing forward. Crowd is freaking nuts for Thiago. They're chanting again that Mitchell is going to die. One-two combination followed by an outside kick from Thiago. He gets a takedown into side control with beautifully timing and the crowd is insane. This is awesome. Thiago looking to set up a head-and-arm choke, per Kenny Florian. Backs out completely, though, and allows Mitchell to get to his feet. Thiago clinches up with Mitchell after standing and picks him up for a slam. Weak, but got him down. Side control once again. Thiago works to a crucifix but gets his arm out. Thiago lets him back up and the round closes. Dominant for the Brazilian. 10-9 Thiago
Round two: Thiago with a body kick to open. Uppercut on a counter. Right cross. Spinning kick misses and he falls. Mitchell rushes in and clinches up against the cage. Thiago overpowers him and falls into half guard. Not much going and they're back up. Doesn't take long for Thiago to take him down again on a kick, though. Quickly lets him back up. Mitchell popping a jab. Just like that, clinch leads to a trip takedown. Mitchell gets warned about elbows to the back of the head. Thiago in side control. He looks worn down, though. Mitchell scoots his hips and regains full guard. Thiago backs out and they're standing again. Mitchell repeatedly looking for an uppercut but it's missing horribly. Comically, even. Thiago with a low leg kick, like a sweep, and it misses. Mitchell pushing in and getting upset at Thiago not engaging. The round ends and it's still in favor of the Brazilian. 10-9 Thiago
Round three: Mitchell misses a right hand to get going and he's taunting Thiago. The crowd is going crazy at it. Thiago not really doing much of anything. Finally unleashes a few punches. Mitchell still popping a jab and trying to find range. This is into round three now. His standing offense looks completely limited to a jab and a wild right hand. They clinch and Thiago gets another trip takedown. That's pretty much it. He's going to win if he gets to the cards. Mitchell looks for a leg but Thiago backs out and lets him up. Mitchell is still showing his limited offensive game. Thiago is coasting now, not nearly as aggressive as he was. Misses a big overhand right. Mitchell has thrown six punches by now, guess what they were? They all start with the letter "j." Thiago gets him down and takes his back looking to lock in the rear-naked choke as the fight ends. The horn sounds and Mitchell raises his arm. Stupides thing I've ever seen anyone do. 10-9 Thiago
Final result: Paulo Thiago def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision
Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo (135-pound limit)
Round one: Slow start. Inside leg kick from Eduardo. Now an outside leg kick. Assuncao responds with one of his own. One-two from Raphael lands. Outside kick from Eduardo. Left hand from Eduardo just misses. Assuncao shoots in for the first takedown of the fight. Drives him against the fence and turns the corner for the takedown. Eduardo controlling the head in full guard. Assuncao landing a few elbows. Back to the feet they go. Raphael lands a glancing right hand. Misses on his next attempt. Spinning back fist misses from Assuncao before a spinning back kick fails for Eduardo. 10-9 Assuncao
Round two: Kick misses from Eduardo. They exchange leading to a clinch. Nothing going and my stream is getting sketchy. Ugh. Back in and Assuncao is pushing him against the cage. Working for a body lock takedown but Eduardo isn't having it. Trip doesn't work and Assuncao separates with an elbow. Wild punches miss from both guys. Spinning back kick lands to the stomach for Eduardo. He looks solid in his debut. Gets clipped with a right just as I say that. Assuncao working hard for the takedown and finally gets it. Takes the back with both hooks in with about 30 seconds left. Looks like he won't have time to finish the choke. From what I saw it was 10-9 Assuncao but I missed a bit.
Round three: Big exchange to open, nothing landing flush. Kick from Eduardo. Both guys are swinging with bad intentions but they're both just outside the range. Accuracy is at a premium here. Trading inside leg kicks. Assuncao is backing up with a jab while Eduardo stalks him. Eduardo tries to bait Assuncao into making a mistake. Raphael takes him down and they both look for leg locks. Assuncao pops out his leg while Raphael hangs on to Eduardo's leg. Assuncao is landing some strong shots on top here. They get stood up with around one minute to go. Assuncao missing badly with punches. Oh, flying knee from Assuncao is timed beautifully by Eduardo, who lands a punch that knocks Assuncao down. He pops back up quick to let everyone know he's okay. They battle it out to the final horn and it's Assuncao who should win here. 10-9 Assuncao.
Final result: Raphael Assuncao def. Johnny Eduardo via unanimous decision
Yuri Alcantara vs. Felipe Arantes (145-pound limit)
Round one: Alcantara aggressive to start, putting the pressure on Arantes. Lands a few nice knees before eating a shot and backing off. Big elbow strike from Yuri. Insanity. Alcantara gets a takedown off a kick and he's on top now in full guard. Yuri lands an elbow on top. Passes to half guard. He's throwing bombs now and lands a few before Arantes regains full guard. Just like that, Yuri passes to side control. Tries to jump over to mount but Arantes avoids. Back to half guard. Arantes is bleeding. For some dumb reason Mario Yamasaki stands them up. That was hideous. Things have slowed down now. Arantes throws a jumping spin kick that does absolutely nothing. 10-9 Alcantara
Round two: Alcantara opens up the second with a takedown and he's right back to working on top. He works hard and finally gets full mount. Arantes is getting schooled on the floor in this fight. He's avoiding major damage and he shows some serious skill of his own, jumps his legs for a triangle and manages to get Yuri off him and standing up. Felipe stays on the mat, though, and Yuri hops down into full guard. For some reason, once again, Yamasaki stands them up. What the hell is he doing? Again, the pace has slowed. Alcantara gets another takedown and I can only assume that means he's got about 10 seconds to get the submission before Yamasaki stands them up. Alcantara can't get the submission but the round ends while he's on top. It's all Yuri. 10-9 Alcantara
Round three: Guess how the third round opens? Yep, Alcantara takes Felipe's back within 30 seconds. Can't get both hooks in, though, and Arantes turns over and is now working to land punches in full guard. Felipe stands up and tries to come down with a big right but misses. Starts kicking the legs. Dives in again and misses badly. Stay in full guard this time. He can't win like this, he's down two rounds already. This is pointless. He's doing a lot of resting. Starts raining down blows before standing back up and jumping back in again. Reset and Felipe tries a flying knee and gets taken down for his trouble. That's a wrap, folks. Alcantara is your winner. He's still on top working hard despite being up on the scorecards. At least, he should be. Alcantara passes to half and gets to side control. Felipe has been playing defense all night. That's not a winning strategy. Yamasaki stands them up again to ensure he did the worst job possible in this fight. Alcantara finishes the fight with another takedown and he's your winner. 10-9 Alcantara
Final result: Yuri Alcantara def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision
Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland (135-pound limit)
Round one: Underway and Jabouin is throwing kicks. Crowd is hot already. Big kick to the head lands but Loveland gets a takedown and he's in half guard now. Loveland working on top with punches. Not doing much damage but scoring points, no doubt. He works an arm but Yves has no problem popping out. Crowd is booing loudly at the status of this. HUGE cheers for the stand-up by the referee. Note this being the first prelim. Loveland pushing in with shots while Jabouin is in and out. Jabouin lands a big right hand and staggers Loveland. He quickly grabs a single leg once Yves rushes in, though and survives to the end of the round. 10-9 Loveland
Round two: Loveland comes out quick and gets a takedown. Half guard into side but gets reversed and Jabouin ends up on top. Uses it to get up while Loveland looks for a guillotine but Jabouin gets him down and now he's working on top. Loveland throwing his legs around and looking for an armbar. Turns him over and ends up in full mount. Jabouin escapes a leg to half guard but Loveland is punishing him. Scramble and they're back up. Spinning back kick from Yves looks flashy and lands solid. Another one but this one lands low and they take a small break. Back at it and Jabouin is landing nicely before Loveland gets a takedown. Right back up off the fence, though. Sick body shot from Jabouin. He follows up with an important takedown right before the round ends. Should be enough to take it. 10-9 Jabouin
Round three: Loveland is out throwing with power to start the third. Stalemate on the clinch. Lot of back and forth, not a lot of real action. Spinning back fist misses from Jabouin. Loveland attempts a takedown from clinch but can't get it. Reset and back to Jabouin landing kicks. These guys aren't worn down but they're holding back, for sure. Jabouin throwing exotic kicks while Loveland looks like he's just trying to survive. True to form, Jabouin shoots in with 30 seconds left to get a takedown. Can't complete it, though and Loveland gets aggressive. He's missing on his punches, though. Jabouin shoots in for another takedown but can't get it. Ugh. Ugly. 10-9 Jabouin ... I guess.
Final result: Yves Jabouin def. Ian Loveland via split decision
Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos (170-pound limit)
Round one: Silva rushes in only to eat about six consecutive shots from Ramos. Oh, big shot from Silva and Ramos is down. He was out but Silva jumped in and finished it with a flurry of HUGE shots. Herb Dean gave him every opportunity to recover and he got put out and woke back up like four times. Sick.
Final result: Erick Silva def. Luis Ramos via knockout in round 1