Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s plans to challenge once more for the light heavyweight title were destroyed by Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 134 Sunday in Hamburg, Germany.
Smith, nicknamed “Lionheart,” scored a first round knockout over the former UFC champion with a nasty elbow. The main card aired live on FOX Sports 1.
In the co-main event, Corey Anderson dominated Glover Teixeira, earning a decision.
Abu Azaitar, Marcin Tybura, Danny Roberts and Nasrat Haqparast all earned wins on the main card, as well.
Roberts and David Zawada picked up “Fight of the Night” honors, with “Performance of the Night” bonuses going to Smith and Manny Bermudez. All four claimed an additional $50,000.
The attendance inside the Barclaycard Arena was announced at 7,798 with a live gate of $750,000.
Complete results can be found below:
Anthony Smith def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via KO (elbow) at 1:29 of Round 1
Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Marcin Tybura def. Stefan Struve via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Danny Roberts def. David Zawada via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Nasrat Haqparast def. Marc Diakiese via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Damir Hadzovic def. Nick Hein via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Bartosz Fabinski def. Emil Weber Meek via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Nad Narimani def. Khalid Taha via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Aleksandar Rakic def. Justin Ledet via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)
Manny Bermudez def. Davey Grant via technical submission (triangle choke) at :59 of Round 1
Darko Stosic def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (strikes) at 3:13 of Round 1
Liu Pingyuan def. Damian Stasiak via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)