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"I am prepared to be the UFC middleweight champion. I'm gonna prove myself in this fight. I will break his streak." --- Yushin Okami, UFC Middleweight Fighter
In less than two weeks, UFC Middleweight champion – Anderson Silva – will put his belt on the line, as he faces the division’s number one contender — Yushin Okami. The Silva vs Okami match will kick off at UFC 134, dubbed as “Rio”, on August 27 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Both fighters believe that they have unfinished business inside the Octagon, as Yushin Okami scored a controversial win over Anderson Silva via disqualification in 2006. Since then, the middleweight champion carries a 14-fight win streak, listing himself as one of the best MMA fighters in the world.
Anderson Silva will mark his ninth title defense at UFC Rio. However, Yushin Okami intends to break the champ’s win streak and capture the title.Read the rest of the article »
After a short notice, Dan Miller is set to face Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro.
Going on with a long trend of stepping into bouts on a short notice, Dan Miller was tapped to face Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134. The latter was supposed to meet Alexandre Ferreira before being removed from the bout due to undisclosed reasons.
Dan Miller is coming off a unanimous decision loss over Nate Marquardt at UFC 128. The latter was expected to lock horns with Yushin Okami, but the Japanese MMA fighter bowed out from the bout following the Japan earthquake and tsunami incident. Dan Miller carries a 13-5 record, with one No Decision on his professional career. Rousimar Palhares, on the other hand, will attempt to have his second straight win after submitting Dave Branch last March. He is carrying a 12-3 record, and has won four of his last five bouts in UFC.
The UFC 134 – dubbed as UFC Rio – will kick off in Rio de Janeiro, and will feature a middleweight title bout between reigning champ – Anderson Silva – and Yushin Okami.View Article Source »
A featherweight title bout pitting Yuri Alcantara and Antonio Carvalho is added to the upcoming UFC 134 tournament in Rio de Janeiro.
The fight card for UFC 134: Rio is loaded with local talents, as Yuri Alcantara and Antonio Carvalho will make their promotional debut in the tournament.
Yuri Alcantara drops down to featherweight to face Antonio Carvalho. He has won his last 11 bouts, and has only gone to a decision twice. Meanwhile, Antonio Carvalho has spent most of his career in Canada and Japan. He recently reeled off a three-fight win streak since his return to Canada.
UFC 134: Rio is set to take place on August 27 in Rio de Janeiro, and will feature a middleweight title bout between reigning champ – Anderson Silva – and Yushin Okami.View Article Source »
Tickets sold out in just 74 minutes -- a fact defining UFC 134 as one of the most thrilling events to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August.
It was on June 16 when UFC President, Dana White, announced the pre-selling of tickets for UFC 134 for arena-VIP customers. Meanwhile, the tickets went on sale to the general viewers on Saturday.
The first day of ticket selling was a success. UFC 134 officials announced that the tickets for the first UFC event in Brazil for over 13 years were sold out in just 74 minutes. The said event will be held in August 27 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, featuring the match between UFC middleweight champion – Anderson Silva – and top contender – Yushin Okami – in a pay-per-view show.
See the complete UFC 134 fight card after the skip.Read the rest of the article »
The winner between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaub at UFC 134 will be slated as the No. 1 UFC heavyweight contender, and will face the winner of Velasquez vs Dos Santos match.
During a special press conference for UFC 134: Rio on Thursday in Brazil, Dana White announced that the winner between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Brendan Schaub could be the next No. 1 UFC Heavyweight contender fight. That is after Cain Velasquez go against Junior Dos Santos at UFC 138. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-6-1) has been […]Read the rest of the article »
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