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UFC 134 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Silva vs Okami'


For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Silva vs. Okami" event, going down at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC 134 will feature a rematch more than five years in the making, as Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title against longtime top contender Yushin Okami.

Speaking of rematches, Mauricio Rua will get his with Forrest Griffin in an attempt to avenge his submission loss to the former champion back in Sept. 2007.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered. 

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 134: "Silva vs. Okami"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 134 predictions and previews:

Predictions from The General

Spike TV "Prelims" preview and predictions

Facebook "Prelims" preview and predictions

Fight preview: Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin

Fight preview: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub

Fight preview: Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson

Fight preview: Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov

Fight card: Luiz Cane seeks the spotlight once again at the expense of debuting Stanislav Nedkov

Fight card: Ross Pearson and Edson Barboza ready to rock Rio

Fight card: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub showcases the evolution of the sport

Fight card: Mauricio Rua out for revenge against Forrest Griffin in Brazil

Fight card: Anderson Silva out to avenge his last loss against Yushin Okami

UFC 134 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference staredown pics

Press conference highlights video

UFC 134 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in photos gallery

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in highlights videos

UFC 134 odds:

Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami

Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub

Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson

Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov

UFC 134 news:

How to watch the event tonight

Exclusive interview with Dan Miller

Octagon girls wear Brazilian themed outfits

Anderson Silva will not fight at UFC on FOX 1

Prelims to air on big screen in Times Square

Conference call updates and live blog

Open workouts photos gallery

Staredown pic from the open workouts

Yushin Okami trains with Chael Sonnen for Anderson Silva fight

UFC 134 editorials:

History in the Making: Anderson Silva's greatest hits

History in the Making: Forrest Griffin shocks the world and taps Shogun Rua at UFC 76

History in the Making: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira becomes the only man to hold Pride and UFC titles

Viva Brazil: Anderson Silva clowns Forrest Griffin at UFC 101

Viva Brazil: About that OTHER time the UFC was in Brazil

Viva Brazil: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira takes a licking but keeps on ticking

Viva Brazil: Lyoto Machida channels the Karate Kid to knock out Randy Couture

Viva Brazil: Gabriel Gonzaga gives Mirko Cro Cop a taste of his own medicine

Viva Brazil: Royce Gracie kickstarts the heart of MMA

You don't want to miss Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami in Brazil

Yushin Okami comments on his DQ win over Anderson Silva in 2006

Forrest Griffin hopes to weather the storm against Shogun Rua

Shogun is going to tear Forrest Griffin apart

Brendan Schaub hopes to earn title shot with win over Nogueira

Brendan Schaub has a couple more guys he needs to beat before he gets a title shot

Ross Pearson training with UFC champions to get ready for Edson Barboza

UFC 134 videos:

Dana White video blog episode one

Dana White video blog episode two

Extended event preview

Extended video trailer

Countdown to UFC 134

Viral video: 'Spider' alert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami fight video from Rumble on the Rock 8

Anderson Silva describes getting a hero's welcome

Chael Sonnen isn't coming to Brazil because the people would kill him in the street

Anderson Silva, greatest of all time

Forrest Griffin steps out of his comfort zone to fight in Brazil

Shogun motivated to even the score with Griffin

Fighter Diary with Brendan Schaub

Brendan Schaub loves being the legend killer

The story of Rousimar Palhares

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The long awaited rematch between Rua and Griffin? The UFC heading back to Brazil for the first time in a decade? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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