“UFC 134: Silva Vs. Okami” Results

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PRELIMINARY CARD

Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland

Round 1: Loveland takes Jabouin down after eating a hard kick to the face. Lovelandworking to pass guard and score with ground and pound, but Jabouin is keeping him from doing too much of significance. Jabouin repeatedly touching his left eye as Loveland postures up and lets off a few punches. The ref stops the action to fix loose tape on Loveland’s glove and they restart on their feet. Jabouin lunges in with a lead left hook-leg kick combo. Loveland rushes in behind a cockeyed combination. Jabouin lands a good body kick. The action is staying fairly even on the feet, with both men finding moments of success. Jabouin barely misses with a spinning back kick. Loveland runs right into a big right hand that buckles his knees. Jabouin jumps in with a flying knee, but gets overzealous trying to finish and allows Loveland to grab hold of him.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Loveland immediately drops for and completes the takedown. He takes half guard immediately, but Jabouin reverses and eventually puts Loveland on his back. Loveland reverses and takes mount. The crowd is briefly deafening. Jabouin escapes and gets to his feet. The crowd is unforgiving, growing restless with any lulls. Jabouin turning it on, he lands a hard spinning back kick to Loveland’s gut. The action halts briefly for a low blow to Loveland. Loveland continuing to rush in behind awkward looking combos, while Jabouin looks to pick his shots. He does, landing clean with a spinning back fist. Loveland grabs an easy takedown and Jabouin flirts with the guillotine before fighting to his feet. Jabouin putting some heat on his strikes. He lands a good kick. Jabouin lands a good hook to the body and then a clean takedown of his own with ten seconds to go.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin

Round 3: They touch gloves for the final round and both men try to land hard. Loveland is swinging hard and often, but doesn’t land. Jabouin knocks Loveland off-balance with a leg kick. Jabouin shucks Loveland off when he tries for a takedown. Jabouin hits another takedown but Loveland squirms out immediately. Loveland avoids another takedown by Jabouin. Jabouin lands with a spinning back fist and avoids a takedown. Jabouin throwing single shots now, Loveland looking gun shy. Jabouin stops another takedown. He’s keeping Loveland at bay and tentative with a variety of kicks. Jabouin goes for the takedown and briefly gets Loveland down with thirty to go. Loveland moving forward now and Jabouin counters him with a hard right for it. Jabouin drives for a takedown at the bell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Jabouin

Yves Jabouin defeated Ian Loveland via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Yuri Alcantara vs. Felipe Arantes

Round 1: Alcantara starts off with a body kick. Alcantara backs him up immediately, firing off multiple strikes that briefly knock Arantes back into the cage. Alcantara keeping the pressure on Arantes, holding the center of the cage. A hard left kick to the body lands for Alcantara. He catches a return kick and takes Arantes down, where he works for half guard. Arantes lands a hard left from his back, but Alcantara keeping position and landing hard punches and elbows. Arantes bleeding from his right eye. Alcantara tries for mount, but Arantes defends by threatening with a leg lock. Referee Mario Yamasaki stands them up. Alcantara throws an elbow with bad intentions. Alcantara imposed his will throughout this round, though Arante tries a jumping spinning back kick that is blocked.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Round 2: They touch gloves again go back at it. Arantes throwing more kicks than last round, but Alcantara doing well to mostly avoid them all. He shoots for a takedown and gets it, establishing half guard again. Alcantara moves into side control, then mount. Arantes defending well and Alcantara loses the position after going for a mounted triangle. Both men trade back and forth, but Alcantara drags the fight down against the fence. This was a slower round and the crowd voices its displeasure.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Round 3: Alcantara catches a kick from Arantes, takes him down and takes his back in one fell swoop. Arantes reverses though and ends up in Alcantara’s guard. Arantes going to work on top like he knows he needs to finish, trying to work elbows and punches past Alcantara’s defense. Arantes standing over Alcantara now, trying to figure out how best to do damage. He tries a leg kick and a diving punch before going back to work from the guard. Yamasaki stands them up. Arantes throws a big flying knee and Alcantara immediately grabs him and puts him on his back. Alcantara working from half guard, but Arantes ties him up until they are stood up again. Arantes lands a good right hand. Alcantara grabs another takedown and passes to mount at the bell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara

Yuri Alcantara defeated Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos

Round 1: Silva dives for a takedown behind a big right hand and is denied on both. Silva lands a hellacious overhand right shortly after that drops Ramos like a gunshot. He swarms him with shots to the head until Herb Dean is forced to call it off.

He does a running back flip off the cage to celebrate his emphatic victory.

Erick Silva defeated Luis Ramos via TKO (strikes) at :40 of round 1

Silva says fighting in the UFC is a dream come true and thanks the promotion as well as his Team Nogueira teammates.

Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo

Round 1: They touch gloves and get to it, Assuncao taking the center. They trade leg kicks in the early going. Eduardo cracks Assuncao with a hard straight right, but Assuncao takes it well. Eduardo looking to counter Assuncao. Assuncao snatches a leg and pushes Eduardo into the cage. From there, he hits a high crotch takedown and puts Eduardo on his back. Assuncao looking to land elbows from guard, but the action slows and the two are stood up. Eduardo tries for a spinning wheel kick, but it misses. The round closes after a good right lands for Assuncao.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-10

Round 2: They clinch after a striking exchanges and Eduardo keeps on top of Assuncao as they fall to the mat. Assuncao reverses and presses Eduardo into the fence. The crowd boos as Assuncao works on the cage. Eduardo breaks free. Eduardo lands another hard right hand, then a thudding leg kick. Assuncao ducks a right hand and shoots, but Eduardo stuffs his takedown attempt. Assuncao stays on him though, working diligently for the takedown. Eduardo avoids and they break, taking again to the center. Assuncao grabs hold of Eduardo and takes his back; he works from the position until the bell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao

Round 3: Eduardo comes out swinging, perhaps sensing that he could have lost the first two rounds. Assuncao jumps in with an elbow, but Eduardo uses his reach to stay clear. Assuncao scoring with a good jab. Assuncao grabs a leg and puts Eduardo down. Eduardo briefly looks for a leg lock but Assuncao keeps free and works some hard left hands from the top. The ref separates them and stands them up. Just over a minute to go in the fight. Assuncao gets knocked to his back when he telegraphs a lunging knee and Eduardo counters with a straight right. He pops right back up though and lasts until the bell without issues.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao defeated Johnny Eduardo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell

Round 1: No glove touch by these two welterweights. Thiago sends home a hard leg kick and then tags Mitchell with a few big punches as he moves in. Another leg kick for Thiago. He sidesteps Mitchell as he rushes in and takes him to the mat using his own momentum, landing in side control. Thiago looks for north-south and mount but Mitchell defends well and Thiago decides to back out to their feet. Mitchell wearing a smile throughout the fight. Thiago times another good takedown and again goes to work from side control. Thiago briefly sets up the crucifix. Thiago is all over Mitchell on the mat, but Mitchell keeps himself out of danger and they get back to their feet.

Mitchell is warned for grabbing Thiago’s shorts.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Thiago

Round 2: Thiago lands a two-punch counter on Mitchell as moves in again. Thiago knocked to the mat when he mistimes a spinning back kick. Mitchell presses him into the fence, but Thiago finds a way to trip Mitchell to the mat. He works from half guard. Mitchell threatens to reverse briefly, but Thiago avoids and gets back to his feet. Thiago lands a good shot and knocks Mitchell to the mat, but he doesn’t stay there with him long. Another good takedown by Thiago and he goes back to work from side control. They get to their feet again and Thiago, though slowing a bit, continues to outclass Mitchell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Thiago

Round 3: The crowd is going crazy and Mitchell is doing his best to egg Thiago on. Thiago is stalking Mitchell and keeping him on his heels with hard, straight punches. Thiago lands a trip with his back pressed against the cage, but he backs out when Mitchell tries to set up a leg lock. Mitchell lands a one-two, but they do little to damage Thiago. Thiago lands a nice lead high kick. Both men have given up on combos and are just going shot-for-shot. Mitchell starting to move forward now that Thiago is tiring. Thiago lands a hard left hook and some stinging follow up shots before engaging the clinch. He takes Mitchell’s back standing, against the cage. He tries for the rear naked and finishes the round punching Mitchell in the head.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Thiago

Paul Thiago defeated David Mitchell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Miller

Round 1: No glove touch for the first SpikeTV-aired prelim bout. Miller catches a kick and throws a hard right hand. Palhares lands a hard right himself before pulling guard. He immediately threatens with a volley of submissions that cause Miller to back out to his feet. Palhares going to work with thudding leg kicks. Palhares lands a front kick that knocks Miller back and opens the door to a takedown. Miller reverses though and hits a double leg takedown of his own. Palhares with an over hand right and a leg kick. Miller throwing straight down the pipe, but Palhares is landing a bit more significantly with some hard overhand rights. Palhares drops Miller with a head kick and swarms him with ground and pound, but Palhares stops and celebrates before ref Herb Dean calls the fight. Dean has to pull him down from straddling the cage to break the news. Miller knocks Palhares down in return when they finally get back at it and then Palhares scores a double leg before the round ends.

Well, that’s another weird footnote for Palhares’ career.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Palhares

Round 2: Miller gets poked early on and Palhares just starts to bull Miller around the cage. He lands some good knees before putting Miller on the mat. He avoids a triangle from Miller. Palhares is going to work with ground and pound from the top and is warned repeatedly for grabbing the fence. Miller is on his back, covering up against the fence, getting beat on. Palhares slams him every time he looks to set up a sub. Palhares is slowing his assault, but he’s still completely dominating Miller. Miller is bloody and absolutely battered. Dean warns Miller of the stoppage. He’s hanging on, but barely.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-8 for Palhares

Round 3: Palhares looks to have slowed down, but Miller may be too beaten to turn things around. Miller landing some nice jabs. He puts together some straight punches that keep Palhares honest. Palhares hammers home a hard leg kick and right hand combo. Miller with a one-two. The pace has slowed considerably here, with Palhares having basically hit the brakes and Miller being a little too worn to really turn it up. Miller is getting the better of the exchanges though, sticking some good straight shots. Palhares lands well to the body and then the head. Both men are moving forward and landing half-hearted strikes, which they do until the bell.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-10

Rousimar Palhares defeated Dan Miller via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-25)

Palhares pretty much just ignores Kenny Florian’s question about why he celebrated the victory when the fight wasn’t stopped. Weird.

Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher

Round 1: They touch gloves before Tavares slips off of a head kick. Tavares drives in for the takedown and gets it across the cage. They stalemate against the fence, but Tavares repeatedly sucks Fisher’s legs out from under him and keeps him from getting up. The referee stands them up from the position. Tavares drops for a takedown after Fisher moved forward with punches. He has to work for it, but he gets Fisher down against the cage again. With under a minute to go, Tavares passes to mount. He takes Fisher’s back with twenty left. Fisher fights out and ends the round on his feet with Tavares clinging to his back.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round 2: Tavares fires off two fast quicks before dropping for the takedown. Using pure strength, he picks up and slams Fisher against the fence yet again. Tavares doing some work against the fence, landing short elbows and punches. Fisher is keeping Tavares from doing big damage, but he’s being completely dominated positionally. Tavares takes his back and flattens him out. Tavares starts to tee off with ground and pound. Fisher loses his mouthpiece. The ref warns repeatedly before stopping the fight.

Thiago Tavares defeated Spencer Fisher via TKO (strikes) at 2:51 of round 2

MAIN CARD

Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov

Here we go, kids. The Bulgarian Nedkov is predictably booed as he makes his way out to the cage, to some kind of orchestral battle music. Think of the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack, or something. Cane walks out to “Strong Will Continue” from the Nas/Damian Marley collaboration. This light heavyweight pay-per-view opener will be overseen by referee Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Cane takes to the center of the cage, forcing Nedkov to the outside. Cane hits a hard inside leg kick on Nedkov. Cane keeping his eyes open and looking to counter as Nedkov tries to bull him into the clinch. Cane fires a hard straight left hand down the pipe. Nedkov is just winging right hands over and again, but he’s managing to land it occasionally. Cane putting some strikes together that have the crowd rallying. Nedkov bleeding from his nose. Cane makes him fall by timing one of those rights with a kick. Cane starting to pick his shots. Nedkov turns him around with a big left hook-right hand combo that has Cane hopping across the cage. He chases him down and pounds away on him against the fence until Yamasaki has to step in.

The crowd is silent.

Stanislav Nedkov defeated Luiz Cane via TKO (strikes) at 4:13 of round 1

Some confusion over who will translate for Nedkov… The crowd refrains from booing him during his post-fight interview, in which he thanks everyone.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub

Schaub looks like his nerves are firing as he heads to the cage, Eminem’s “Square Dance” playing in the background. Big Nog deviates from The Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” in favor of P. Diddy’s remix of “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin. Eh, he looks focused, anyway. Herb Dean will act as the third man in the cage.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Nogueira pushes the action. They clinch, with Schaub pressing Big Nog into the fence. They trade punches in the middle, but Nogueira drops for a takedown before too long. He doesn’t complete it, but he backs Schaub into the fence. Big Nog lands a hard right hand, but Schaub counters with a crisp uppercut. Big Nog moving forward, avoiding most of Schaub’s offense. He lands a hard jab. Schaub is scoring with hard uppercut counters that look to be stinging Big Nog. Nogueira drops Schaub with a huge right hand after backing him against the fence. He pours it on, landing five or more punches as Schaub collapses face-first on the mat. That’s all she wrote.

Very few people saw that coming, what a huge win for Big Nog.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Brendan Schaub via KO (strikes) at 3:09 of round 1

Great display of respect shown between both men before Big Nog talks to Ken-Flo. He talks about making the sacrifice of rushing through his rehab to fight on the card.

Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza

Both men look ready to go as they head to the cage. Their lightweight contest will be reffed by Mario Yamasaki.

Round 1: They touch gloves and waste no time engaging. Barboza lands one of the leg kicks he’s becoming famous for. Pearson is really pressuring Barboza early, keeping him countering and on his heels. Neither man able to run away with things early, but it’s Pearson pressing the action. Barboza lands a front kick. Pearson grabs the clinch briefly after landing a combo. Barboza with a crushing back kick to Pearson’s body. Real Deal shakes it off and keeps on coming. Barboza gets tagged with a left hand from Pearson during an exchange. Pearson doing well fighting like a bully; he’s preventing Barboza from really getting loose. Pearson goes hard to the body. Pearson drops for a takedown against the fence, but Barboza avoids it.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Pearson

Round 2: Barboza catches a kick, rips one of his own and drops Pearson with a thunderous overhand right. Real Deal gets right back to his feet, though. Barboza with a sick hook to the liver. Pearson has recovered, but Barboza seems to have found his rhythm. Barboza deftly avoids a takedown attempt by Pearson. Despite the early damage, Pearson is still keeping the pressure on. Barboza landing frequently with a counter right hand. Barboza is landing the more effective shots as Pearson presses forward. A pair of kicks score for Barboza.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Barboza

Round 3: Pearson pressing forward again, while Barboza looks to counter. He lands the spinning back kick again, then lands a snapping switch kick to the body. Barboza goes for the flying knee and avoids Pearson’s subsequent takedown attempt. Pearson drops for the takedown again, but Barboza defends successfully. Pearson with some swelling over the left eye. Neither man is exactly running away with this round. Barboza avoids another takedown and lands a glancing spinning back kick. Barboza sends home a hard leg kick and Pearson follows up with a pair of punches. Barboza clocks Pearson with an uppercut-left hook that opens a cut up over his right eye immediately. Another spinning back kick for Barboza before he is denied on a takedown.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Barboza

Edson Barboza defeated Ross Pearson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

From here, Barboza just wants to fight more and improve his position in the division.

Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin

Griffin runs out to the cage to “Shipping Up to Boston” by the Dropkick Murphys, he looks all business. Rua sticks with a techno entrance and enters the arena looking calm and determined. Marc Goddard will act as the third man in the cage for tonight’s co-main event.

Round 1: They don’t touch gloves once the action starts. Griffin comes out looking nimble, his movement giving Rua pause. He lands a good leg kick and Rua returns fire with two lunging punches. Rua cracks Griffin with a good right uppercut as he moves in. Rua is swinging heavy leather here early. Rua lands a hard right hook that puts Griffin on shaky legs. Griffin stumbles to his knees as Shogun pushes forward and Rua follows him down. He pounces, hammering away at the dazed American until he is separated from consciousness. Another big win and good showing by the Brazilians.

Mauricio Rua defeated Forrest Griffin via KO (strikes) 1:53 of round 1

Rua says he trained hard every day for this fight to be prepared for Griffin and he thanks Brazil.

MAIN EVENT

Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami

For the UFC middleweight championship

Okami looks very relaxed on his way to the Octagon, to that one song from the Kill Bill soundtrack. Not the Nancy Sinatra track, the other one. You know it. Silva enters to the usual DMX remix of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” looking as loose as ever. His hat, like Big Nog’s, gets picked off on his way down. Herb Dean will oversee this UFC middleweight championship bout.

No glove touch when Dean brings them to the center.

Round 1: Okami takes the center and Silva moves around the outside. Silva with an inside leg kick first. He easily moves aside from a straight combo by Okami. Silva tries to grab the clinch, Okami peppers with uppercuts and they break. Silva throwing some hard right hands. Okami closes the distance and the clinch against the fence. Silva looking to grab the plum. Okami pressing him into the cage, Silva slipping in some knees and elbows. They action has slowed, with neither man really working to advance their position from the clinch. Okami drops levels after eating a hard knee to the body, but Silva avoids the takedown. Okami just leaning on Silva here. They break. Silva now working his hands from the outside, tagging Okami. Silva with a leg kick. He lands a slick right uppercut and wobbles Okami at the bell with a head kick.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Silva

Round 2: Silva avoids a one-two and starts getting intense, clearly looking to put some damage on Okami. He sits Okami down with a right jab. He lets him back up, showing him no respect. He tags him with another hard right hand. Silva toying with Okami now. He drops Okami again and starts in with ground shots this time, landing knees to the body, elbows and battering him with punches until Herb Dean has to call it.

Anderson Silva defeated Yushin Okami via TKO (strikes) at 2:04 of round 2

Just wow. Silva looked like he barely tried, Okami hasn’t been finished (other than when he dropped him with an illegal up-kick the first time around) with strikes since 2003.

That’s it for tonight guys, thanks for tuning in.

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