Yushin Okami (Photo: fightnewsaustralia.com)
UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – HSBC Arena – Aug. 27, 2011
Anderson Silva continued his dominance of the middleweight division at UFC 134.
“The Spider” defeated Yushin "Thunder" Okami by TKO in the second round for his ninth successful title defense over a five-year span.
Silva’s victory headlined UFC’s return to Brazil after a 13-year absence.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua knocked out Forrest Griffin in the co-main event at the 1:53 mark.
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira also scored a knockout, beating Brendan Schaub in 3:09.
Edson Barboza scored a split decision over Ross Pearson; and Stanislav Nedkov opened the pay-per-view with a TKO win over Luiz Cane in 4:13.
On the Spike TV pre-show, Thiago Tavares beat Spencer “The King” Fisher by TKO in Round 2; and Rousimar Palhares beat Dan Miller by unanimous decision.
The Facebook preliminary fights saw Paulo Thiago beat David Mitchell by unanimous decision. Raphael Assuncao won in the same way over Johnny Eduardo.
Yves Jabouin won a split decision over Ian Loveland; and Irui Alcantara beat Felipe Arantes by unanimous decision.