UFC 134: Rio will be held this Saturday, August 27 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The second trip to this beautiful country for the UFC, the night's action is loaded with tremendous matchups.
Highlighting the card will be a middleweight showdown between Brazil's own Anderson "The Spider" Silva as he defends his coveted title against Japanese sensation Yushin "Thunder" Okami.
The co-main event of the night is a bout between two former UFC light heavyweight champions. Another Brazilian star, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will attempt to avenge his previous loss to the American, Forrest Griffin.
In heavyweight action, Brendan "The Hybrid" Schaub will attempt to add to his seven knockout victories as he battles the legendary Brazilian, Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira.
With 13 Brazilian-born fighters on the card, the UFC's return to their native land will be a showcase for the seasoned veterans as well as the rising stars.
Please follow along as I dissect all 12 fights and provide analysis and predictions for the outcomes.
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