UFC 134 Results & Live Play-by-Play

Aug 27, 2011
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The card is to be headlined by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami.

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Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland
Round 1
Loveland comes straight forward winging long punches. A turning kick from Jabouin backs the “Barn Owl” up momentarily, but Loveland then tries to clinch. Jabouin shoves him off and kicks high; it glances, but Loveland catches the leg and brings Jabouin down in the center of the cage. Loveland tries to pass, backs out and lands a few hard shots as he dives back in. Butterfly guard from Jabouin and Loveland passes to half-guard. The American looks for a far-side kimura that doesn’t come and referee Marc Goddard pauses the action to cut a loose piece of tape from Loveland’s glove. They restart on the feet and Jabouin puts a solid switch kick on his man’s right side. Loveland answers with a punch to the temple that staggers Jabouin momentarily. Loveland lands a pair of solid right hooks and steps out of the way of a turning kick. An overhand right taps Loveland’s jaw and he stumbles backward. Jabouin rushes with a flying knee and swarms with punches, but Loveland regains his composure and rides out the last few seconds of the round.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Loveland
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Jabouin
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Loveland

Round 2
Loveland scores a takedown instantly, but Jabouin quickly reverses and moves into Loveland’s full guard. Loveland swings his legs around, hunting for an armbar, and winds up in mount. The position only lasts for a second, as Jabouin stuffs him back to half-guard. Loveland drives elbows and punches down from on top until Jabouin scrambles free. Back on the feet, Jabouin tags Loveland with a pair of right hands and another solid kick. The next turning kick from Jabouin lands low, but Loveland only takes a few seconds to recover. Jabouin goes straight back to the spinning kicks; Loveland doesn’t seem to like him, as he plows Jabouin down with 90 seconds left in the round. Jabouin pops right back up. Inside the last minute now and Jabouin just misses a home-run head kick. A solid uppercut to the guts of Loveland connects and Jabouin hits a takedown right after to close out the round.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jabouin
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Jabouin
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Jabouin

Round 3
Jabouin starts the final round looking to land kicks low, while Loveland tries to come over the top with punches. Loveland comes inside to grab underhooks and Jabouin just shoves him off. The Rio crowd, which has been booing intermittently all fight, is now getting restless as the pace slows. Jabouin scores a quick takedown and Lovelan hops right back up. Jabouin glances with a spinning backfist and Loveland unsuccessfully tries to tie up again. Loveland is trying to time Jabouin’s kicks, but the Canadian’s reaching the outside of his thigh before Loveland can get to his chin. Jabouin shucks another takedown and hits the leg kick-punch combo he’s been firing off all fight. A turning kick slams into Loveland’s liver and Jabouin tries to dump him to the floor in the last 30 seconds. Loveland stays up, but eats a pair of right hands for his trouble. Jabouin clinches and drives Loveland into the fence at the horn.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Jabouin (29-28 Jabouin)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Jabouin (30-27 Jabouin)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Jabouin (29-28 Jabouin)

Official result: One scorecard reads 30-27 for Ian Loveland, while the remaining two are 29-28 in favor of the winner by split decision, Yves Jabouin.

Yuri Alcantara vs. Felipe Arantes
Round 1
Alcantara pushes outward from the middle of the cage, lobbing punches over the top while Arantes covers up on the perimeter. The southpaw Alcantara swings an elbow over the top and splits Arantes’ guard. Arantes responds with a few leg kicks, then gets back on his bike while Alcantara stalks. Arantes lands a kick to the body, but it’s caught by Alcantara, who drags “Sertanejo” to the ground. Arantes shifts and twists, trying to push Alcantara away. Alcantara sticks in half-guard and Arantes puts a solid left hand on him from the bottom. Now, Alcantara postures up in Arantes’ guard and lands a few hard punches. Alcantara passes to the side, tries for mount, but has to bail out when Arantes grabs at his leg. Arantes is cut near the outside corner of his right eye as ref Mario Yamasaki stands them up. Back standing, Arantes immediately leaps with knees at Alcantara, who hits his man with another standing elbow.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Alcantara
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Alcantara
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Alcantara

Round 2
The Brazilians touch gloves again to start round two and both men look to attack high with kicks. Neither lands flush and they spend a minute feeling one another out until Alcantara rushes Arantes and brings him down. Arantes throws his legs up, hunting for a submission, but Alcantara passes to side control. With three minutes left, Alcantara hops to full mount. He assesses the situation and looks for an opening, eventually deciding to try and lash on a triangle choke. It doesn’t work and Alcantara is forced to stand and go back to Arantes’ full guard. Referee Yamasaki stands them up with two minutes to go. Arantes looks the fresher fighter on the feet, slapping the slowing Alcantara with a head kick. Alcantara fires off a one-two and tries to get inside; he does, but eats a hard knee to the gut as he drags Arantes to the floor. It’s back to half-guard for Alcantara against the fence as Arantes looks to his corner for advice and the time ticks away.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Alcantara
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Alcantara
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Alcantara

Round 3
Twenty seconds into the round, Alcantara times a takedown perfectly and leaps onto Arnates’ back. Before he can lock up a body triangle, though, Arantes twists around and finds himself in the guard of Alcantara. Some solid punches are getting through for Arantes, though Alcantara is doing a good job of neutralizing him with wrist control. With just over two minutes on the clock, Yamasaki stands them up and Alcantara instantly drives Arantes to the floor. Alcantara whacks Arantes with more elbows and tries to pass to mount again, but stalls out in half-guard. Yamasaki puts them back on their feet with 45 seconds left. Arantes tries to get inside, but just as he steps in, Alcantara grabs a single-leg and spins him down. That’s where it ends.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Arantes (29-28 Alcantara)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Arantes (29-28 Alcantara)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Alcantara (30-27 Alcantara)

Official result: One judge at cageside scores it 29-28, while the remaining two have it 30-27, all for the winner by unanimous decision, Yuri “Marajo” Alcantara.

Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos
Round 1
Silva wades in behind a punch and tries for a takedown, then has to back out when Ramos comes forward with a combination. After a brief feeling-out period, Silva charges forward with a lead left and then comes over the top with a massive right hand. The right lands and Ramos crumbles to the mat. Silva finishes the job with a flurry of punches, turning out the Shooto champ’s lights. Referee Herb Dean steps in for the save just 40 seconds into the opening round.

Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo
Round 1
The Brazilians, both right-handers, go to their leg kicks early. Assuncao lands one and Eduardo times it well, slamming his man’s jaw with a hard counter right hand. Eduardo is moving forward but looking to counterpunch, that is until Assuncao grabs a single-leg and rushes the Nova Uniao fighter into the fence. Assuncao spins him down and Eduardo closes up his guard. Eduardo tries to tie up, but Assuncao bashes him with a few hard elbows from the top. It’s not enough for ref Marc Goddard, who puts the bantamweights back on their feet with a minute to go.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Assuncao
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Assuncao
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-10

Round 2
The men clinch up and Eduardo nearly winds up on top, but Assuncao slides out and takes his back standing. They walk to the fence and Eduardo turns around, where Assuncao tries to spin him down with a single-leg. Eduardo defends it, steps out and pops Assuncao with a quick right straight, then a few chopping leg kicks. Assuncao dives for a double-leg and Eduardo throws his hips back, sprawling all over it. Assuncao isn’t done, though, and keeps digging for the takedown against the fence. Eduardo gets loose and it’s back to trading with 90 seconds left in the middle frame. Assuncao connects with an overhand right, then another; Eduardo answers with an outside leg kick. Assuncao ties up and gets on Eduardo’s back standing, then drags him down. Eduardo’s on his knees and Assuncao sinks in both hooks with 30 seconds left. Assuncao rolls to his back and punches Eduardo’s head, trying to soften him up for the rear-naked choke, but he can’t get there before the horn.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Assuncao
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Assuncao
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Assuncao

Round 3
Assuncao’s looking to bring it back to the floor in the final frame, but Eduardo socks him as he tries to get inside and tie up. A stiff left jab gets through for Assuncao, then a slapping leg kick which is answered in kind. Eduardo is pushing now while Assuncao keeps pumping the left jab. Assuncao tries a high takedown and Eduardo goes underneath for a leglock. It doesn’t happen and Assuncao stacks him up at the base of the fence, landing hard left hands to the face. Referee Goddard stands them up with 80 seconds left and Eduardo gets to hunting with wild right hooks. Assuncao snaps off a push kick and steps out of the way of Eduardo’s turning kick. Eduardo lands a right and Assuncao falls, but instantly hops back up.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Assuncao (30-27 Assuncao)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Assuncao (30-27 Assuncao)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Assuncao (30-28 Assuncao)

Official result: It’s a clean sweep with all three judges scoring it 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision, Raphael Assuncao.

Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Round 1
Mitchell comes inside to tie up and Thiago swings right hands over the top. Mitchell just smiles and continues to press forward. Now they stand in center cage and Thiago lands a side-kick before ducking under a punch and putting “Daudi” on his back. Thiago goes instantly to side control and hunts for an arm-triangle choke, but he can’t find it and lets Mitchell back to his feet. Mitchell flicks out long left jabs to keep Thiago at bay. Thiago ducks under a punch again and gets underhooks, lifting and slamming Mitchell to the canvas with about 90 seconds left. Again, Thiago lands in side control and goes hunting for the brabo setup. Thiago gets the crucifix momentarily; Mitchell extracts his left arm, but can’t get out from under the Brazilian.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Thiago
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Thiago
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Thiago

Round 2
Mitchell comes straight ahead with his strikes again, but Thiago is timing him well and looks the quicker striker. Thiago slips on a kick, giving Mitchell the chance to clinch up and muscle him into the fence. Thiago gets an underhook, though, and trips Mitchell to the floor, then moves slickly to side control. Mitchell does well to reverse and nearly takes Thiago’s back, but settles for standing back up. Thiago brings him down, though only briefly this time. The welterweights are back on their feet and Thiago hits another takedown at the midway point of the fight. Thiago lays in side control and Mitchell drills him with a few elbows, drawing a warning from ref Mario Yamasaki to watch the back of the head. Mitchell is cut around the bridge of his nose, but it doesn’t look bad. Thiago lets his man up and goes headhunting with a big lead uppercut that just misses. Mitchell tries to do the same, but misses badly. Punch to the body lands for Thiago and he covers up to block Mitchell’s retaliation.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Thiago
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Thiago
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Thiago

Round 3
Thiago stalks forward, trying to time Mitchell’s strikes with his big right hand. A left hook sneaks around the corner for Thiago, causing Mitchell to tie up. It’s Thiago who whips the American to the floor, though, where Mitchell tries a leglock. Thiago is having none of this and gets to his feet; Mitchell is slower to do the same. Both men look spent, but it’s Thiago moving backward, forcing Mitchell to give chase. Thiago kicks high and connects; he tries for a single-leg, but Mitchell gives him the slip. Both men throw single punches as we get into the final 90 seconds of the fight. Still grinning, Mitchell lands a right jab and a one-two. He tries a Superman punch and just avoids a big right from the Brazilian. Thiago clips Mitchell with a left hook, then an overhand right and hops onto his back with 30 ticks to go. Both hooks are sunk in for Thiago; he applies a rear-naked choke, but can’t get it under the chin of Mitchell before time runs out.

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Thiago (30-27 Thiago)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Thiago (30-27 Thiago)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Thiago (30-27 Thiago)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 in favor of the winner by unanimous decision, Paulo Thiago. The Rio de Janeiro crowd, naturally, goes wild.

Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Miller
Round 1
Miller spends the opening minute at range, trying to establish his jab. After about 60 seconds, Palhares gets inside and jumps guard. He twists and angles for an armbar, but Miler slips loose and they go back to their feet. Palhares snaps off a front kick that clips Miller’s jaw and rushes in behind it. Miller is hurt and Palhares lifts him up, dumping the American to the canvas. Miller recovers and winds up on top in the scramble. He doesn’t do much from the position except regain his wits, however, and the middleweights are soon back on their feet. Palhares scores with a right hand over the top and a knee to the gut. Palhares puts a right high kick on Miller’s temple and Miller goes down. “Toquinho” swarms with punches for a moment, then walks away and straddles the cage. Referee Herb Dean beckons him back down, informing him that he never stopped the fight, and the pair get back to work with less than 30 seconds to go in the round. Miller lands a combination that sends Palhares down, but Palhares gets up and rushes Miller into the fence. He lands a few shots from the top, including one which may have come after the horn. Miller shrugs to ref Dean as the wild first round comes to a close.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Palhares
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Palhares
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-8 Palhares

Round 2
Miller paws at his eye after the opening exchange, apparently having taken a finger there. The action doesn’t stop and Miller is taken down, only to throw up a triangle. Palhares slams his way free and Miller tries to pick the Brazilian’s ankle, but Palhares wails away with punches from the top. Dean warns Palhares for grabbing onto the cage to keep his position. Palhares grabs the fence again a moment later, but no point is taken. Miller throws up another triangle and eats an elbow, then gets slammed and gives up the hold. The torrid pace finally slows as Palhares moves to Miller’s guard. Palhares doesn’t relent with his strikes though, battering with punches and elbows that have Miller bleeding above his left eye. Miller is just looking to tie up and negate the space as his cut worsens and blood streams out. Palhares is just landing dozens of punches while Miller squirms and tries to get away. Miller turns and turtles, takes more right hands and goes back to guard. Palhares slows down in the final seconds, but finishes the round on top.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Palhares
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Palhares
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Palhares

Round 3
All patched up, Miller pushes forward with an uppercut to begin the final stanza. Both men look for openings, breathing with their mouths open. A solid left jab-right hook combo gets through for Miller, who times a leg kick from Palhares and zaps the Brazilian with a right straight. Miller tries to repeat the same counter, but Palhares ducks out of the way after his next leg kick. Left jab from Miller is countered by a tired left hook from Palhares, who follows up with an inside thigh kick. The left jab is landing repeatedly for Miller, while Palhares finds less frequent success with his harder overhand right. Miller sucks wind, looks up at the clock and eats a left hook from Palhares. They end the fight trading and embrace at the final horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Palhares (30-26 Palhares)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Palhares (30-26 Palhares)
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Palhares (30-26 Palhares)

Official result: The judges’ diverse scorecards read 29-27, 30-27 and 30-25, all in favor of the winner by unanimous decision, Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares.

Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
Round 1
Tavares slips early, pops right back up and goes to work with kicks to Fisher’s ribs. It’s only 40 seconds in when the Brazilian clinches up and rushes Fisher to the ground at the base of the cage. Tavares tries to work from his opponent’s open guard while Fisher looks to wall-walk back to his feet. Now there are short left hands incoming from Tavares, who’s doing well to keep Fisher on his hind side. Tavares keeps trying to pull out the legs of Fisher to flatten the American out, and Fisher keeps scooting back to the fence. Referee Marc Goddard stands them up with just over two minutes to go. Tavares has a pair of head kicks deflected and dips inside for a high double-leg, dragging Fisher to the floor again. Tavares mashes and grinds with elbows, passes to side control and then full mount. He hops onto Fisher’s back, but can’t sink his hooks in, allowing Fisher to stand before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Tavares
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Tavares
Freddie DeFreitas scores the round 10-9 Tavares

Round 2
Tavares slams Fisher back down to earth straight away and resumes where he left off last round, trying to take Fisher’s back. He can’t so, he goes back to punching and yanking Fisher away from the fence to get distance. Fisher sits up and tries to stall Tavares with the butterfly guard. Tavares pulls his legs out, hops to side control and then assumes his back. Fisher is on his belly, flattened out with Tavares on top raining down punches. Fisher tries to turn over, but Tavares’ hips are anchored. Out comes Fisher’s mouthpiece. Fisher isn’t out, but he also doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. As such, referee Goddard steps in and waves the contest off, awarding Thiago Tavares the stoppage win at 2:51 of the second round.

Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Round 1
The southpaw Cane walks Nedkov toward the fence and the Bulgarian backs him up with a big overhand right. A pair of short lefts land for Cane, causing Nedkov to try and clinch. Cane won’t have it and goes back to looking for his big punch, mixing in leg kicks now. Nedkov keeps swinging his right over the top; it’s landing, but doesn’t seem to faze Cane, who slips on a kick and has to go on the run. A left hand from Cane has Nedkov dazed. Cane is taking his time, stalking Nedkov, who’s now bloodied around the nose and swinging wildly in defense. Nedkov bounces a left hook off Cane’s temple and Cane retreats on wobbly legs, pushing himself off the cage with his legs and trying to cling on. Nedkov traps him against the cage and unloads another dozen right hands, putting Cane out of commission and forcing Mario Yamasaki into action at the 4:20 mark.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
Round 1
Schaub tries to stick and move with his left jab, but Nogueira gets inside and ties up. Schaub puts the Brazilian’s back to the cage and throws uppercuts inside, then backs out. Again they clinch on the fence; this time Schaub’s uppercuts get through, snapping Nogueira’s head back. They split and Nogueira moves slowly toward the American, who corks “Big Nog” with a solid hook and an uppercut. Schaub kicks downward at the knee of Nogueira and circles left. Nogueira strings together a nice three-punch combo and then sticks Schaub with a left hook. Punches from Schaub seem to have Nogueira wobbly, but it’s tough to tell, as “Minotauro” is also trying to clinch. Nogueira rushes forward and mashes Schaub with a left hook-right straight combo. Schaub is already on his way to the canvas, but Nogueira doesn’t relent. The Brazilian keeps punching, making sure Schaub goes out as he flops to the canvas belly-down. Referee Herb Dean rescues the limp American at 3:09 of the opening round.

Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Round 1
Barboza fires off a high kick, then goes to the legs while Pearson looks to counter with hard left hands. Pearson is pressing the action with combinations, though there’s a lot of feinting, bobbing and weaving through the first two minutes. Pearson digs a right hand to the body of Barboza, who counters with one of his own up top. Pearson jumps inside with a knee and glances with a two-punch combo as he shoves the Brazilian into the fence. They split and Barboza connects with a clean back-kick. Pearson shrugs it off and keeps coming forward. Pearson puts a combination in Barboza’s face and follows up with a hard punch to the gut. With 20 seconds left, Pearson clinches up on the fence and closes out the round there.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pearson
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pearson

Round 2
Barboza catches a kick, lands one of his own to the body and zaps Pearson with an overhand right. It looks like trouble for the Englishman as he falls to his posterior, but he hops right back to his feet and quickly recovers. Barboza swings a murderous uppercut which misses and Pearson backs him up with a left hook. Another right hand lands flush for Barboza, but Pearson answers with a combination and an inside low kick of his own. Pearson dives for a single-leg from way out and Barboza sprawls all over it. Two minutes to go and Barboza lands his right hand again. Pearson doesn’t go down this time, continuing to walk forward until Barboza backs him up with a turning kick. Superman punch from Pearson splits the guard of Barboza and he sneaks a left hook around the corner. Pearson rushes inside to tie up, but backs out after eating a few knees up the middle.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Barboza
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pearson
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barboza

Round 3
Pearson pops Barboza with a left hand and leaps in with a knee on the fence. He backs out and absorbs another turning kick from Barboza, then a switch kick. Barboza tries to jump in with a knee which is caught by Pearson. A kick to the body connects for Barboza and Pearson answers with a left hook and a single-leg attempt. Barboza shoves him off and circles out. Pearson lands a leg kick of his own, gets out of range of Barboza’s return fire and shoots. Again, Barboza sprawls and easily defends the takedown. Pearson sneaks a left hand through as the fight enters its final minute. He backs Barboza into the cage and lands a two-punch combo, but gets backed up by a stiff jab. Pearson is bleeding from his right eye, waving Barboza on in the final seconds. He leaps at Barboza with a knee and throws another wild combination as the horn sounds.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Barboza (29-28 Barboza)
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Pearson (30-27 Pearson)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Barboza (29-28 Barboza)

Official result: All three judges’ scorecards read 29-28, one in favor of Ross Pearson and two in favor of the winner by split decision, Edson Barboza.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Round 1
Referee Marc Goddard is the third man in the cage for this evening’s light heavyweight co-main event. There’s no touch of gloves; Griffin takes the center of the cage and flicks out kicks as Rua moves along the perimeter. Griffin tries to come in with a left straight and eats an uppercut from Shogun, then a knee to the gut. Griffin’s leg kicks are coming very slowly and awkwardly. Griffin catches a right hook on the temple and falls to a knee, shooting in desperation. Rua is all over him, bashing Griffin with repeated hammerfists. Griffin goes in and out of consciousness a few times as he’s battered. Referee Goddard steps in at 1:53, giving Rua the knockout victory and revenge for his 2007 defeat.

UFC Middleweight Championship
Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
Round 1
Referee Herb Dean is in charge of this middleweight title bout; judges Douglas Crosby, Sal D’Amato and Chris Lee are cageside to score the bout should it go the distance. The champion Silva does his standard pre-fight bow and the combatants refuse to touch gloves as ref Dean issues final instructions. Silva strikes first with a low inside leg kick as he moves around the outside, switching between southpaw and orthodox stances. Okami ducks in and ties up, looking to land uppercuts which appear to be mostly blocked. Silva is starting to dance, shuck and jive, planting a left hook on Okami’s chin and circling out. Okami gets inside and puts Silva’s back on a cagepost. There’s not a lot happening as Okami puts punches on Silva’s body and “The Spider” returns fire with sporadic knees. Okami switches to a single-leg, quickly gives it up and goes back to leaning on Silva as the Rio crowd boos. Silva lands a crisp uppercut and a left head kick just before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Silva
TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Silva
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Silva

Round 2
Silva gets busy early in round two with stiff jabs and rapid-fire leg kicks. The champ’s hands are by his side as he weaves out of the way of Okami’s jab, then drops Okami with a single shot. Silva wants Okami back up. His hands still low, Silva bends at the knees, inviting Okami to come in and sidestepping when he does. Another short right hook drops Okami and the Japanese fighter is in deep trouble. Okami lays on his side, covering his head as Silva drops punches and elbows to his head and body. Referee Dean stands over the down fighter, hesitating for a moment, but ultimately stepping in to halt the action at of 2:04 round two. It’s another impressive finish for Anderson Silva, who retains his UFC middleweight title for the ninth time.



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