UFC 134

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UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami 2
UFC 134 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami 2.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 27, 2011
Venue HSBC Arena
City Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Attendance 14,000[1]
Buyrate 335,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami 2 UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger

UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami, also known as UFC Rio, was a mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 27, 2011 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[3][4] The event was the second that the UFC has hosted in Brazil, since 1998's UFC 17.5: Ultimate Brazil. UFC 134 was awarded the 2011 event of the year by Sherdog.


UFC 1, 2, and 4 Tournament winner Royce Gracie was briefly linked to the event, but the rumors were refuted by UFC president Dana White.[5]

Maiquel Falcão was scheduled [6] to take on Tom Lawlor at this event, but was released from the promotion in regard to a 2002 assault charge.[7] Lawlor was instead moved to UFC 139 to take on Chris Weidman.[8]

Mackens Semerzier was expected to face Iuri Alcântara at the event,[9] but was replaced by UFC newcomer Antonio Carvalho.[10] However, Carvalho was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by newcomer Felipe Arantes.[11]

Alexandre Ferreira was expected to face Rousimar Palhares at this event.[12] However, Ferreira was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Dan Miller.[13]

Mike Swick was scheduled to make his return against debuting Erick Silva on this card. However, Swick had to withdraw from the bout due to a knee injury and was replaced by Luis Ramos.[14]

This event was awarded Sherdog's 2011 Event of the Year.[15]


UFC 134 featured two preliminary fights live on Spike TV in the US.[16] 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.[17]

The entire card, including preliminary fights, was broadcast in Brazil through Pay-per-view channel Globosat Combate, and the main card was also broadcast by RedeTV!,[18] marking the UFC's Brazilian broadcast television debut. Joe Rogan did not do commentary for this event because of a prior commitment. Kenny Florian substituted as a commentator instead.[19]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Anderson Silva (c) def. Yushin Okami TKO (punches) 2 2:04 [a]
Light Heavyweight Maurício Rua def. Forrest Griffin KO (punches) 1 1:53
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Ross Pearson Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira def. Brendan Schaub KO (punches) 1 3:09
Light Heavyweight Stanislav Nedkov def. Luiz Cane TKO (punches) 1 4:13
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Thiago Tavares def. Spencer Fisher TKO (punches) 2 2:51
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares def. Dan Miller Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 30–27, 30–25) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Paulo Thiago def. David Mitchell Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 [b]
Bantamweight Raphael Assunção def. Johnny Eduardo Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Erick Silva def. Luis Ramos TKO (punches) 1 0:40 [c]
Featherweight Iuri Alcântara def. Felipe Arantes Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Yves Jabouin def. Ian Loveland Decision (split) (27–30, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 [d]
  1. ^ For the UFC Middleweight Championship
  2. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Silva vs Okami bout.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Nogueira vs Schaub bout.
  4. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Thiago vs Mitchell bout.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $100,000 bonuses.[20]

  • 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[edit]

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[21]

  • Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Yushin Okami: $50,000
  • Shogun Rua: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Forrest Griffin: $125,000
  • Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira: $400,000 ($150,000 win bonus) def. Brendan Schaub: $10,000
  • Edson Barboza: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Ross Pearson: $20,000
  • 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 Alcântara: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Felipe Arantes: $6,000
  • Yves Jabouin: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Ian Loveland: $6,000


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  5. ^ Chiappetta, Mike (April 19, 2011). "Dana White Shoots Down Royce Gracie UFC 134 Return Rumors". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ Samuels, Albert (August 13, 2011). "UFC 134: Fight Card Lineup". MMAentry.com. Retrieved August 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Maiquel Falcao released from the UFC, bout with Tom Lawlor off for UFC 134". MMAWeekly.com. May 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "With Maiquel Falcao cut, Tom Lawlor moved to , meets Kyle Noke". MMAJunkie.com. June 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ Engelhart, Erik (April 25, 2011). "Yuri Alcântara vs. Mackens Semerzier set for UFC Rio". Tatame.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ Venga, Gleidson; Whitman, Mike (June 15, 2011). "Update: 'Pato' Carvalho Joins UFC, Faces Alcantara in Rio". Sherdog.com. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ Alonso, Marcelo (July 14, 2011). "'Pato' Out, Chute Boxe Prospect 'Sertanejo' in at UFC 134". Sherdog.com. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreire vs. Rousimar Palhares in the works for UFC 134". mmajunkie.com. May 5, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Dan Miller replaces injured "Cacareco," meets Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134". mmajunkie.com. July 6, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Luis Ramos replaces Mike Swick, fights Erick Silva at UFC Rio". tatame.com. August 5, 2011. 
  15. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Sherdogs-2011-Event-of-the-Year-UFC-134-38771
  16. ^ Morgan, John (July 4, 2011). "Spike TV adds "UFC 134 Prelims" special featuring Fisher-Tavares, Mitchell-Thiago". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  17. ^ "UFC 134 Rio Prelims to Air in Times Square in New York". MMAWeekly.com. August 24, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Silva takes Brazilian network to largest audience ever". GracieMag.com. August 29, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Joe Rogan out of UFC 134". insidefights.com. August 19, 2011. 
  20. ^ "UFC 134 bonuses: Nogueira, Barboza and Pearson earn $100,000 awards". mmajunkie.com. 2011-08-27. 
  21. ^ "UFC Rio 134 Minotauro fatura o maior cheque do UFC Rio". tatame.com.br. September 5, 2011. 

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