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UFC 134: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Vs. Brendan Schaub

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami. To access our full coverage, click here.

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.