Rio de Janeiro hosted UFC 134 on Saturday, August 27, 2011.
Brazilian fighters were in 11 of the 12 fights.
Some well-known Brazilians filled the five fights on the main card, with four of them going home victorious.
Anderson Silva defeated Yushin Okami by TKO (strikes) at 2:04 of Round 2. Although the fight went into the second round, it was not a real test for the middleweight champ. Okami looked slow compared to Silva and although the Japanese fighter kept pushing forward, "The Spider" was very loose and moved confidently as well as continuously. The fight-stopping flurry by Silva seemed inevitable.
This was Silva and Okami's second bout, the first one in 2006, ended with Silva's disqualification for an illegal upkick to the head.
Shogun Rua KO's Forrest Griffin at 1:53 of Round 1. This quick ending was somewhat surprising as Griffin looked fast and crisp with his hands and historically has been difficult to stop early.
Rua was not intimidated by Griffin's pugilism and snaked in and out of his strikes comfortably landing counter punches. One of which dropped Griffin and Rua pounced with almost a dozen hammer fists knocking the American out.
In a heart-warming, hometown-pleasing finish, Antonio Nogueira knocked out a heavy-handed and much younger Brendan Schaub at 3:09 of the first round.
Looking out-matched by Schaub's crisp and accurate hands, Nogueira was wobbled and looked in trouble early. But he pressed the younger fighter and finally caught him on the chin twice, dropping him. Nogueira got one shot to a face-planted, semi-responsive Schaub before the referee called the fight.
Bulgarian Stanislav Nedkov TKO'd Brazil's Luiz Cane for the only hometown loss of the main card. Edson Barboza got the split decision over England's Ross Pearson.
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