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UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami (also known as UFC Rio) was a mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts
Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, karate, judo and other styles. The roots of modern mixed martial arts can be...

 event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company in the world that hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport...

 on August 27, 2011 at the HSBC Arena
HSBC Arena (Rio de Janeiro)
HSBC Arena is an indoor multi-purpose arena, located in the region of Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The arena was completed in July 2007. It has a capacity of 15,000 for sports and 8,000-18,000 for concerts.It hosted the basketball and gymnastics events at the 2007 Pan American Games...

 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event was the second that the UFC has hosted in Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

, since 1998's UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil.

Background


UFC 1
UFC 1
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was the first mixed martial arts event by the Ultimate Fighting Championship , held at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, on November 12, 1993...

, 2
UFC 2
UFC 2: No Way Out was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 11, 1994, at Mammoth Gardens in Denver, Colorado...

, and 4
UFC 4
UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 16, 1994, at the Expo Center Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event was seen live on pay-per-view, and later released on home video.-History:UFC 4 used an eight-man tournament...

 Tournament winner Royce Gracie
Royce Gracie
Royce Gracie is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A legend and pioneer in the sport of mixed martial arts, he is widely considered to be the most influential figure in the history of modern MMA.Gracie gained fame for his...

 was briefly linked to the event, but the rumors were refuted by UFC president Dana White
Dana White
Dana White is the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship , a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States.- Biography :...

.

Maiquel Falcão
Maiquel Falcão
Maiquel José Falcão Gonçalves is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who is best known for his one-fight stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, fighting in the middleweight division.-Ultimate Fighting Championship:...

 was scheduled to take on Tom Lawlor
Tom Lawlor
Thomas Joseph "Tom" Lawlor is an American mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir.-Mixed martial arts:...

 at this event, but was released from the promotion in regard to a 2002 assault charge. Lawlor has now been moved to UFC 139
UFC 139
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 19, 2011 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, USA...

, where he is taking on Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman is an American mixed martial artist and former collegiate wrestler. He is currently signed as a Middleweight with the UFC. Weidman attended Baldwin high school on Long Island where he was a Nassau County and New York State wrestling Champion...

.

Mackens Semerzier
Mackens Semerzier
Mackens Semerzier is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Semerzier has mostly fought in Virginia...

 was expected to face Yuri Alcantara
Yuri Alcantara
Yuri Alcantara is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2004, Alcantara mostly fought in Brazil before signing with World Extreme Cagefighting to take part in their final event before the merger with the...

 at the event, but was replaced by UFC newcomer Antonio Carvalho
Antonio Carvalho
Antonio Carvalho is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and Shooto veteran who has fought for TKO Major League MMA, Maximum Fighting Championship, Ironheart Crown, Cage Force and Warrior-1 MMA...

. However, Carvalho suffered an injury, and was forced out of the bout. He was replaced by newcomer Felipe Arantes.

Alexandre Ferreira
Alexandre Ferreira (fighter)
Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a professional mixed martial artist.-Ultimate Fighting Championship:Ferreira made his promotional debut against Vladimir Matyushenko on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122, losing via first round TKO....

 was expected to face Rousimar Palhares
Rousimar Palhares
Rousimar Palhares, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He is known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his physical strength. His nickname, Portuguese for "tree stump", comes from his short, stocky, heavily muscled build. Many of his victories are by Leg-locks...

 at this event. However, Ferreira was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Dan Miller
Dan Miller (fighter)
Daniel James Miller is an American Middleweight mixed martial artist signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the older brother of fellow MMA fighter Jim Miller.-Martial arts background:...

.

Raphael Assunção was rumored to face Darren Uyenoyama
Darren Uyenoyama
Darren Uyenoyama is an American mixed martial artist currently signed with the UFC fighting in their bantamweight division...

 at this event. However, due to Uyenoyama's contractual issues with Shooto, the bout was never signed. Assunção instead fought Johnny Eduardo.

Mike Swick
Mike Swick
Mike Swick is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a welterweight....

 was scheduled to make his return against debuting Erick Silva
Erick Silva
Erick Silva is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, Silva has spent the majority of his career in Brazil, mostly notably for Jungle Fight where he is the reigning Welterweight champion.-Background and...

 on this card. However, Swick had to withdraw from the bout due to a knee injury and was replaced by Luis Ramos.

Broadcasting


UFC 134 featured two preliminary fights live on Spike TV
Spike TV
Spike is an American cable television channel. It launched on March 7, 1983 as The Nashville Network , a joint venture of WSM, Inc...

 in the US. The UFC 134 Live Prelims aired on Spike TV and were simultaneously broadcast on the digital sign above the Doubletree Hotel in the "Little Brazil" section of Times Square in New York City.

The entire card, including preliminary fights, was broadcast in Brazil through Pay-per-view
Pay-per-view
Pay-per-view provides a service by which a television audience can purchase events to view via private telecast. The broadcaster shows the event at the same time to everyone ordering it...

 channel Globosat Combate
Globosat
Globosat is a multichannel cable and satellite TV service in Brazil, created in 1991, after the creation of cable and satellite TV services. It has also operated a channel in Portugal, TV Globo Portugal, having earlier operated a similar channel, GNT Portugal, until 2006...

, and the main card was also broadcasted by RedeTV!, marking the UFC's Brazilian broadcast television debut. Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan
Joseph James "Joe" Rogan is an American comedian, video blogger, actor, writer, podcaster, and martial artist. He is best known for his work on NewsRadio, his work as color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and his hosting work on Fear Factor.-Acting:In 1994, Rogan co-starred on...

 did not do commentary for this event because of a prior commitment. Kenny Florian
Kenny Florian
Kenneth Alan Florian is a Peruvian-American mixed martial artist who competes as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai, and is known for his cerebral approach to the sport based on his meticulous game plans and...

 substituted as a commentator instead.

Preliminary card (Facebook)

  • Bantamweight bout:   Yves Jabouin
    Yves Jabouin
    Yves Jabouin is a Haitian-Canadian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC.-Mixed martial arts career:...

     vs.   Ian Loveland
    Ian Loveland
    Ian Loveland is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, Loveland has mostly fought in his home state of Oregon...

Jabouin defeated Loveland via split decision (27–30, 29–28, 29–28). This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Thiago vs. Mitchell fight.
  • Featherweight bout:   Yuri Alcantara
    Yuri Alcantara
    Yuri Alcantara is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2004, Alcantara mostly fought in Brazil before signing with World Extreme Cagefighting to take part in their final event before the merger with the...

     vs.   Felipe Arantes
Alcantara defeated Arantes via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
  • Welterweight bout:   Erick Silva
    Erick Silva
    Erick Silva is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2005, Silva has spent the majority of his career in Brazil, mostly notably for Jungle Fight where he is the reigning Welterweight champion.-Background and...

     vs.   Luis Ramos
Silva defeated Ramos via TKO (punches) at 0:40 of round 1. This bout aired on the Spike broadcast following the Tavares vs. Fisher fight. This bout also aired on the PPV broadcast following the Nogueira vs. Schaub fight.
  • Bantamweight bout:   Raphael Assunção vs.   Johnny Eduardo
Assunção defeated Eduardo via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
  • Welterweight bout:   Paulo Thiago
    Paulo Thiago
    Paulo Thiago Alencar Artunes is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist. Thiago is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, fighting in their welterweight division.-Mixed martial arts:...

     vs.   David Mitchell
Thiago defeated Mitchell via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Silva vs. Okami fight.

Preliminary card (televised)

  • Middleweight bout:   Rousimar Palhares
    Rousimar Palhares
    Rousimar Palhares, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He is known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and his physical strength. His nickname, Portuguese for "tree stump", comes from his short, stocky, heavily muscled build. Many of his victories are by Leg-locks...

     vs.   Dan Miller
    Dan Miller (fighter)
    Daniel James Miller is an American Middleweight mixed martial artist signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the older brother of fellow MMA fighter Jim Miller.-Martial arts background:...

Palhares defeated Miller via unanimous decision (29–27, 30–27, 30–25).
  • Lightweight bout:   Thiago Tavares
    Thiago Tavares
    Thiago de Mello Tavares is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He currently fights in the lightweight division in the UFC.-Ultimate Fighting Championship:Thiago Tavares entered the UFC with an undefeated record and was highly regarded...

     vs.   Spencer Fisher
    Spencer Fisher
    Spencer William Fisher is an American mixed martial artist from Brevard, North Carolina. He currently fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion. He holds notable victories over Thiago Alves, Matt Wiman, Sam Stout, Jeremy Stephens, and Caol Uno...

Tavares defeated Fisher via TKO (punches) at 2:51 in round 2.

Main card

  • Light Heavyweight bout:   Luiz Cane
    Luiz Cane
    Luiz Arthuro Cané Jr. is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Born and raised in the Jardim Bonfiglioli neighborhood, located in the district of Butantan, west side of the city of São Paulo, Luiz Cane alternated working hours in the , with their parents, with hours of training in Jiu-Jitsu Academy...

     vs.   Stanislav Nedkov
    Stanislav Nedkov
    Stanislav Nedkov is a Bulgarian mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship .His nickname is Staki.-Early career:...

Nedkov defeated Cane via TKO (punches) at 4:13 of round 1.
  • Heavyweight bout:   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
    Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
    Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist known for his technical mastery of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former UFCInterim Heavyweight Champion...

     vs.   Brendan Schaub
    Brendan Schaub
    Brendan Peter Schaub is an American professional mixed martial artist and former professional football player for the AFL's Utah Blaze and as a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad. He was a finalist and the runner-up of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.-Biography:Schaub was...

Nogueira defeated Schaub via KO (punches) at 3:09 of round 1.
  • Lightweight bout:   Ross Pearson
    Ross Pearson
    Ross Pearson is an English professional mixed martial artist from Sunderland. He is the lightweight division winner of The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom and is a member of Team Rough House.-Background:...

     vs.   Edson Barboza
Barboza defeated Pearson via split decision (29–28, 28–29, 29–28).
  • Light Heavyweight bout:   Maurício Rua
    Mauricio Rua
    Maurício Milani Rua is a Brazilian mixed martial artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion...

     vs.   Forrest Griffin
    Forrest Griffin
    Forrest Griffin is an American mixed martial artist. He is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is a former UFC light heavyweight champion....

Rua defeated Griffin via KO (punches) at 1:53 of round 1.
  • Middleweight Championship:   Anderson Silva
    Anderson Silva
    Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist. He is the current UFC Middleweight Champion and the promotion's longest reigning champion. With 14 consecutive wins, Silva holds the longest winning streak and title defense streak in UFC history...

     (c) vs.   Yushin Okami
    Yushin Okami
    is a Japanese mixed martial artist. He currently fights at middleweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship . Okami is currently ranked the #3 best middleweight in the world by Sherdog and the #2 best middleweight by MMAWeekly....

Silva defeated Okami via TKO (punches) at 2:04 of round 2 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.

Bonus awards


Fighters were awarded $100,000 bonuses.
  • Fight of the Night:   Ross Pearson vs.   Edson Barboza
  • Knockout of the Night:   Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
  • Submission of the Night: Not awarded as no matches ended by submission.

Reported payout


The following is the reported payout to the fighters. It does not include sponsor money or "locker room" bonuses often given by the UFC and also do not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses
  • Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Yushin Okami: $50,000
  • Shogun Rua: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Forrest Griffin: $125,000
  • Edson Barboza: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Ross Pearson: $8,000
  • Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira: $400,000 ($150,000 win bonus) def. Brendan Schaub: $10,000
  • Stanislav Nedkov: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Luiz Cane: $19,000
  • Thiago Tavares: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Spencer Fisher: $26,000
  • Rousimar Palhares: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus) def. Dan Miller: $15,000
  • Paulo Thiago: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. David Mitchell: $6,000
  • Raphael Assunção: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Johnny Eduardo: $6,000
  • Erick Silva: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Luis Ramos: $6,000
  • Yuri Alcantara: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Felipe Arantes: $6,000
  • Yves Jabouin: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Ian Loveland: $6,000

Entrance music

Fighter Artist Title Album
Anderson Silva DMX
DMX (rapper)
Earl Simmons , better known by his stage name DMX, is a multiplatinum American rapper and actor who rose to fame in the late 1990s. His stage name pays tribute to the Oberheim DMX drum machine, an instrument he used when he made his own rap beats in the 80's...

"No Sunshine
Ain't No Sunshine
"Ain't No Sunshine" is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album Just as I Am, produced by Booker T. Jones. The record featured musicians Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass guitar and Al Jackson, Jr. on drums, as well as Withers on lead vocals and guitar. The song was released as a single in September...

"
Exit Wounds: The Album
Exit Wounds (soundtrack)
Exit Wounds: The Album is the soundtrack to the 2001 film, Exit Wounds. It was released on March 20, 2001, four days after the film, through Virgin Records...

Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Puff Daddy
Sean Combs
Sean John Combs , also known by his stage names Diddy and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award. He was originally...

 (feat. Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, OBE is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. He began his career as a studio session guitarist in London and was subsequently a member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, after which he founded the English rock band Led Zeppelin.Jimmy Page...

)
"Come with Me
Come with Me (Puff Daddy song)
"Come with Me" is a song by Puff Daddy & Jimmy Page that was featured on the soundtrack for the 1998 Godzilla film. The song recreates the 1974 Led Zeppelin song "Kashmir", with Jimmy Page's approval. Page and producer Tom Morello also supplied live guitar parts . The song also features heavy...

"
Godzilla: The Album
Godzilla: The Album
Godzilla: The Album is the soundtrack to the 1998 film, Godzilla. It was released on May 19, 1998 through Epic Records and mainly consisted of alternative rock. The soundtrack was a success, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and reaching platinum certfication. The album's most successful single...

Brendan Schaub Eminem
Eminem
Marshall Bruce Mathers III , better known by his stage name Eminem or his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. Eminem's popularity brought his group project, D12, to mainstream recognition...

"Square Dance" Eminem Show
Forrest Griffin Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys are an Irish-American punk rock band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996. The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant playing and yearly St....

"I'm Shipping Up To Boston
I'm Shipping Up to Boston
"I'm Shipping Up to Boston" is a song with lyrics written by the folk singer Woody Guthrie and music written and performed by the Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys. It appeared on their 2005 album, The Warrior's Code. An earlier recording of it can be found on the Hellcat Records compilation Give...

"
The Warrior's Code
The Warrior's Code
The Warrior's Code is the fifth studio album by the Irish-American Celtic punk band, the Dropkick Murphys. Released in June 2005, it is also their bestselling. It features a dedication to Lowell's own "Irish" Micky Ward...

Luiz Cane Nas
Nas
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who performs under the name Nas , formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in hip hop and one of the most skilled and influential rappers of all-time...

 & Damien Marley
"Strong Will Continue" Distant Relatives
Distant Relatives
Distant Relatives is a collaborative studio album by American rapper Nas and Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley, released May 18, 2010, on Universal Republic and Def Jam Recordings. Production for the album took place during 2008 to 2010 and was handled primarily by Damian Marley and Stephen Marley...

Maurício Rua Armin van Buuren "Sail" 10 Years
10 Years (Armin van Buuren album)
10 Years is a compilation album produced by trance artist Armin van Buuren. The album features some of Armin's most popular works and some previously unreleased tracks. It is named for the 10 years Armin had been active as a DJ to the point where the compilation was released.-Track...

Ross Pearson Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco , better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco , is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, Lupe is the CEO of 1st and 15th Entertainment. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his critically acclaimed debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food...

"The Show Goes On
The Show Goes On (song)
"The Show Goes On" is a song by recording artist Lupe Fiasco, released on October 26, 2010 as the first single from his third studio album Lasers. Prominently built on the bassline of Pachelbel's Canon, the song was produced by Kane Beatz, and the melody of the song was taken from the 2004 song...

"
Lasers
Lasers (album)
Lasers is the third studio album by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, released on 8 March 2011 by Atlantic Records in the United States. Production for the album took place between 2008 and 2010. Lasers features production by The Audibles, The Neptunes, Needlz, Alex da Kid, Syience, and long-time...

Yushin Okami Tomoyasu Hotei
Tomoyasu Hotei
is a Japanese musician, guitarist and actor. In 2003, HMV Japan ranked Hotei at number 70 on their list of the 100 most important Japanese pop acts.- Life and career :...

"Battle Without Honor Or Humanity
Battle Without Honor or Humanity
"Battle Without Honor or Humanity" is an alternate version of "Shin jingi-naki tatakai", an instrumental piece by Tomoyasu Hotei, originally used in the 2000 film Another Battle by Junji Sakamoto, in which Hotei also performs as an actor. The original version was also available in Hotei's live...

"
Electric Samurai (The Noble Savage)
Electric Samurai (The Noble Savage)
Electric Samurai is a 2004 album by Tomoyasu Hotei. In addition to a few original tracks, the album includes much of Hotei's work for the soundtracks of the films Samurai Fiction and Shin Jinginaki Tatakai...

Thiago Tavares Racionais Mc's
Racionais MC's
Racionais MC's is a hip hop group based in São Paulo, Brazil. Mano Brown , Ice Blue , Edy Rock and DJ KL Jay formed the group in 1988. Each member hails from the ring of favelas around São Paulo locally called the periferia...

"Capitulo 4 Versículo 3" Sobrevivendo ao Inferno
Paulo Thiago Tihuana
Tihuana
Tihuana is a Brazilian rock band, formed in 1999 in São Paulo. Their musical influences include reggae, rap, rock and Latin music. They have gained prominence outside Brazil recently due to their part in the soundtrack of Tropa de Elite.-Members:...

"Tropa de Elite" Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad) Soundtrack

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