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All Drug Tests Come Back Negative for Six UFC 134 Fighters

Written on September 17, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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All six UFC 134 drug test results come back clean from the Aug. 27 event in Brazil.

The six fighters who were tested for illegal drug substances at this past month’s UFC 134 event all submitted clean and negative results, UFC officials announced Thursday.

In an email sent by UFC Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs – Marc Ratner – he confirmed that middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, event’s headliner, Yushin Okami, and other four fighters, were tested negative towards drug abuse — such as marijuana, cocaine and other steroids or performance supplements.

The UFC 134 event was held last August 27 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. It was said to be the first UFC show that took place in Brazil since 1998. The evening’s main card, which headlined Anderson Silva grabbing his 9th consecutive title defense, aired on pay-per-view. The preliminary card was aired on Spike TV and streamed on Facebook.

The drug testing were coordinated by the UFC officials who hired outside drug testers for the event due to lack of a regulatory body in Brazil.

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Anderson Silva: Won’t Likely Fight Until Early 2012

Written on September 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to shouldered injury, Anderson Silva will remain on the sidelines until early 2012.

According to manager, Ed Soares, Anderson Silva’s injured shoulder would most likely keep the middleweight champ on the sidelines until early next year.

The fighter afflicted his shoulder during his training for UFC 134 against Yushin Okami. And while his camp feared that Anderson Silva might need to go surgery, Ed Soares cleared out that the fighter just need to rehab his shoulders to recuperate.

Ed Soares also hoped that Anderson Silva will be able to defend his title again in the first quarter of 2012. However, no opponent has been set yet for the fighter’s return. But fans could get some answers following Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann’s match for UFC 136.

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Five Matches to Make After UFC 134

Written on September 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 134: Silva vs Okami now in the books, it's time to move on to the next chapter.

Last Saturday at UFC 134, Anderson Silva made Yushin Okami looked like less than ordinary, as the reigning middleweight champion defeated one of the best challenger in the sport. It was The Spider’s ninth successful title defense, with a 15-fight win streak. That said, it could be a no brainer if fans will run out of superlatives to describe Anderson Silva’s fighting prowess in the future.

But moving on, check out what matches would fans would like to see after UFC 134 by taking a leap.

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UFC 134: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua Wins over Forrest Griffin

Written on August 29, 2011 by Lulu

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Mauricio "Shogun" Rua finally made his revenge on Forrest Griffin after winning the light heavyweight battle last Saturday.

After his title lost to Jon Jones at UFC 128, Maurcio “Shogun” Rua won his bout against Forrest Griffin at the UFC 134 last August 27. This victory served as his revenge for the man who defeated him during his UFC debut.

Watching the fight that took place on Saturday night in Brazil, no one would even recognize the Mauricio “Shogun” Rua who fought Forrest Griffin the first time. He seems like a bull that charged forward and was relentless with his attack on his opponent. Once Forrest Griffin fell to the ground, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was on him like a pitbull and launched a blitzing series of hammer fist which ended the bout.

It was exactly the type of homecoming Mauricio “Shogun” Rua wanted to have, as he fought in front of his fans in Brazil. For the long time veteran of Pride and the UFC, getting a win like that at UFC 134 was everything he could have hoped for. The victory puts him back on track to hopefully earn another shot at Jon Jones or anyone who has the light heavyweight title in the future.

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UFC 134: Silva vs Okami Quick Results

Written on August 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 134 is now in the books, and the results are in!

Fighting Insider now has the results of last Saturday’s UFC 134: Silva vs Okami in Rio de Janeiro.

In the main event, Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title against Yushin Okami. Meanwhile, former champions – Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Forrest Griffin – clashed in the co-main event.

See the complete the UFC 134 results after the jump.

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Dana White: Anderson Silva as FOX Headliner, Not Happening

Written on August 26, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Dana White said in MMAjunkie that Anderson Silva will not be fighting for the promotion's November debut in FOX.

According to UFC President, Dana White, middleweight champion – Anderson Silva – wants big fights from opponents in different weight class. However, a quick return at November’s UFC on FOX is not in the champ’s cards.

Dana White said in an one-on-one interview at MMAjunkie that Anderson Silva will not fight on the promotion’s November 12 debut in FOX. However, he left the door open for just anything else.

“Anderson wants big fights, and he doesn’t know how much longer he’s going to fight. But he wants big fights. He wants fights that are going to mean something.”

But although Anderson Silva won’t be able to have a quick turn around now, Dana White expects the fighter to fulfill his promise and compete five more times over the next two years. If the middleweight champion remains undefeated and continues to duel against big names, the UFC president said that the fighter will have quite the retirement nest egg.

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UFC 134: Silva vs Okami Preview

Written on August 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 134 on its way, who do you think will take home the championship belt on Saturday?

Finally, the time has come for Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami to lock horns again. And while The Spider has grown tired of hearing about his loss against The Thunder, the latter must be thinking of how he can snatch the title. However, Anderson Silva has the reach advantage, he moves in a jiffy, extremely good in stand-up fights, and has knowledge in BJJ. Still, Yushin Okami carries with him great takedowns, boxing prowess and grappling skills.

That said, fans must expect Yushin Okami to get Anderson Silva in a clinch and wear him out. However, he must look out with the champion’s knees. If the contender can wear him the reigning king down again – with some ground and pound – the match could go the distance. Still, Anderson Silva can take a beating and can wrap up a quick submission if needed.

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UFC 134 Prelims, Airing at Times Square New York

Written on August 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 134 Live Prelims will also air in Times Square's Little Brazil simultaneously with Spike TV.

UFC is pulling out all stops in its return to Brazil, as UFC 134 Live Prelims – which will air on Spike TV – will also be broadcast on the digital sign above the Doubletree Hotel, Little Brazil in Times Square, New York City. The Doubletree Hotel can be on the East side of Duffy Square’s red steps, 47th Street and 7th Avenue.

The bouts that will be featured in UFC 134 Live Prelims are Thiago Tavares vs Spencer Fisher and Rousimar Palhares vs Dan Miller. The live preliminary broadcast is set to kick off at 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST on Saturday.

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Anderson Silva: UFC 134 is a ‘Big Dream’

Written on August 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Anderson Silva talks with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani about his upcoming UFC 134 bout in Rio against Yushin Okami.

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani talked to Anderson Silva last Wednesday during the champ’s media workout at the Copacabana. The Spider talked about his UFC 134 fight against Yushin Okami, the reception he got from his Brazilian fans, his new endorsement deals, and whether or not he will fight on the first UFC on FOX this November.

Check out MMA Fighting’s video after the break.

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UFC 134 Fight Card, Complete with Silva vs. Ramos Addition

Written on August 24, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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There are now 12 bouts, including Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos, set for UFC 134 card.

Promotion’s officials confirmed that the UFC 134 lineup has just been finalized with a welterweight bout between newcomers, Erick Silva and Luis Ramos.

The upcoming event, which will feature 12 match-ups, takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 27, 2011. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view, two prelim-card bouts are set to air on Spike TV’s “UFC Prelims” special, and Ramos vs. Silva bout – which is also a part of the preliminary card – will go live on Facebook for free.

The current UFC 134 fight card is posted after the cut.

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