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UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami In-Depth Preview

August 13, 2011
Source: LowKick

Next weekend, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva will put his title on the line against Yushin “Thunder” Okami in the main event of UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight will mark Andersoon Silva’s 9th UFC Middleweight title defense, and his fourteenth appearance inside the Octagon.

Also on the card, two former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Mauricio Rua and Forrest Griffin will meet in a rematch from UFC 76, with sights on solidifying their place in the mix for a shot at the title. Main card action will also feature Minotauro Nogueira’s return to Octagon against Brendan Schaub, who will look to grab his 5th straight “W” in the UFC.

Full UFC 134 Fight Card (MMA Weekly)

Main Bouts (On Pay-Per-View):
-Anderson Silva (28-4; #1 Middleweight) vs. Yushin Okami (26-5; #2 Middleweight)
-Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (19-5; #2 Light Heavyweight) vs. Forrest Griffin (18-6; #6 Light Heavyweight)
-Brendan Schaub (8-1) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6-1)
-Ross Pearson (12-4) vs. Edson Barboza Jr. (8-0)
-Luis Cane (11-3) vs. Stanislav Nedkov (11-0)

Preliminary Bouts (On Spike TV):
-Paulo Thiago (13-3) vs. David Mitchell (11-1)
-Thiago Tavares (15-4-1) vs. Spencer Fisher (24-7)

Preliminary Bouts:
-Mike Swick (14-4) vs. Erick Silva (12-1)
-Rousimar Palhares (12-3) vs. Dan Miller (13-5)
-Yuri Alcantara (24-3) vs. Antonio Carvalho (13-4)
-Yves Jabouin (15-7) vs. Ian Loveland (14-8)
-Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo