UFC 134 took place on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defended his title in a rematch with Yushin Okami that headlined the UFC’s first event in Brazil in 13 years.
UFC 134 also featured Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub among its twelve bouts.
MMAFrenzy.com’s complete UFC 134 coverage, including results, recaps, play-by-play, and post-fight news is below:
UFC 134 Coverage
- UFC 134 Videos: Silva vs. Okami, Shogun vs. Griffin, Nogueira vs. Schaub Fight Highlights
- UFC 134 News: Nogueira, Barboza, and Pearson Earn $100,000 Bonuses
- UFC 134 Results Recap: Silva Stops Okami, Brazil’s Rua and Nogueira Also Win
- UFC 134 Results for Spike TV Prelims: Palhares Earns Odd Win Over Miller, Tavares Crushes Fisher
- UFC 134 Facebook Fights Recap: Thiago, Assuncao, Silva, Alcantrara, and Jabouin Earn wins
UFC 134 Quick Results
MAIN CARD (PPV)
- Anderson Silva (c) def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:04
UFC Middleweight Championship
- Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Forrest Griffin via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:53
- Edson Barboza def. Ross Pearson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Brendan Schaub via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:09
- Stanislav Nedkov def. Luiz Cane via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:13
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)
- Thiago Tavares def. Spencer Fisher via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:51
- Rousimar Palhares def. Dan Miller via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-25)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook.com/UFC)
- Paulo Thiago def. David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Raphael Assuncao def. Johnny Eduardo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Erick Silva def. Luis Ramos via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of round 1
- Yuri Alcantara def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)
- Yves Jabouin def. Ian Loveland via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 134 Play-by-Play
LUIZ CANE VS. STANISLAV NEDKOV
Round 1 – Cane pushes forward to take control of the center of the cage, but it’s a tentative opening minute from both fighters. Cane starts to open up with punches and inside leg kicks. Nedkov counters and Cane continues to attack his legs. Both fighters miss with powerful hooks. Cane slips and Nedkov rushes with punches, but the majority fail to land. Cane fires back and bloodies Nedkov’s nose from punches. Nedkov drops Cane with a right and left hook and unloads more punches against the fence until referee Mario Yamasaki stops the fight.
Stanislav Nedkov def. Luiz Cane via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:13
BRENDAN SCHAUB VS. ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA
Round 1 – Nogueira takes the center of the Octagon, but Schaub fires the first punches. They briefly clinch against the fence, but separate and return to the middle of the Octagon. Nogueira avoids punches as he shoots for a takedown, but Schaub stays on his feet and they separate again. Nogeuira pushes forward and both fighters weather hard punches. Nogueira jabs to keep the pressure on and Schaub answers with leg kicks. Nogueira’s jab lands again, but Schaub lights him up with several big punches. Nogueira storms back and unloads with punches that send Schaub face first to the canvas for the first-round knockout.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Brendan Schaub via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:09
EDSON BARBOZA VS. ROSS PEARSON
Round 1 – Barboza launches kicks to start the action, but Pearson quickly applies pressure as he lunges with punches. The fighters settle in as Pearson takes the center and Barboza circles from outside. Pearson pushes forward with more punches, while Barboza counters. Pearson jumps with a knee and follows with punches, then eats a spinning back kick. Pearson answers with some kicks of his own and keeps the pressure on with punches, but Barboza is unfazed. Pearson and Barboza continue to trade strikes before Pearson looks for a takedown with 30 seconds to go. Barboza stays on his feet and they separate before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Pearson 10-9.
Round 2 – Pearson and Barboza pick up where they left off as they’re content to stay on their feet and strike. Barboza gets the better of the early exchanges as he drops Pearson and avoids taking as much damage before sprawling off a takedown. Another hard combo lands for Barboza, followed by another spinning back kick tjat doesn’t stop Pearson from pressing forward with more punches. With Pearson throwing less, Barboza returns fire with a pair of hard kicks. Pearson closes into the clinch, but Barboza separates and kicks his legs again. Barboza misses with a spinning high kick and Pearson lands a punch at the bell. MMAFrenzy.com scores the second for Barboza 10-9.
Round 3 – Pearson on the attack again to start the third as he follows a knee with a combo. Barboza answers with kicks to the body. Pearson and Barboza fail to get takedowns as the technical battle continues. Pearson misses with another flying knee and another takedown fails, but he remains aggressive. Barboza narrowly gets the better of the exchanges down the stretch to win the close round 10-9 and take a close fight 29-28 on MMAFrenzy’s card.
Edson Barboza def. Ross Pearson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
MAURICIO “SHOGUN” RUA VS. FORREST GRIFFIN
Round 1 – Griffin rushes to the center of the Octagon as Shogun bounces around the outside. Griffin fires first with a kick that Rua blocks with his shoulder. Shogun closes in and lands an uppercut followed by a knee. Both fighters miss with combos as they push forward. Griffin is hurt by a right hand as he’s walking in and steps back before falling to the canvas. Rua pounces with ground and pound to earn the first-round knockout.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Forrest Griffin via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:53
ANDERSON SILVA VS. YUSHIN OKAMI
Round 1 – Okami rushes to the center of the Octagon and Silva circles away on the outside before firing a leg kick. Silva extends his jab to find his range early. Okami looks to tie him up in the clinch, but Silva escapes. Silva lunges with a combo and Okami counters with a hard jab of his own. Okami and Silva clinch against the fence and Okami punches the body. Silva gets some space and they trade knees to the body. Okami drops for a takedown, but quickly gives up on it and they struggle in the clinch before separating and returning to the center of the cage. Okami fires straight punches, but Silva avoids most with quick head movement and answers with a kick. Silva opens up late with an uppercut, head kick, and knee to the body at the bell.
Round 2 – Okami stalking forward again to start the second, but Silva pushes the pace with flashy striking and a lot of movement. Silva knocks Okami down with a straight right and lets him return to his keep. Silva drops his hands, but Okami doesn’t pull the trigger until finally lunging with a punch. Silva drops Okami again and pounces this time, unloading punches on a covered Okami until the referee stops the fight.
Anderson Silva (c) def. Yushin Okami via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:04 to retain UFC middleweight championship