UFC 126 “Silva vs. Belfort” — Saturday February 5th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Anderson Silva puts his belt on the line against fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort. Jon Bones Jones and Ryan Bader face off for a top position in the UFC light heavyweight division.
UFC 126 Schedule:
Live Prelims Saturday at 8:25 EST (Johnson vs. “Kid” Yamamoto) [Facebook]
Live SpikeTV Last Two Prelims 9pm EST [SpikeTV]
Live PPV at 8pm EST [PPV]
- Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort [t]
Result: Anderson Silva defeats Vitor Belfort via KO (front kick) at of R1.
- Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
Result: Forrest Griffin defeats Rich Franklin via unanimous decision. (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader
Result: Jon Jones defeats Ryan Bader via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:20 of R2.
- Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Result: Jake Ellenberger defeats Carlos Eduardo Rocha via split decision. (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
- Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres
Result: Miguel Torres defeats Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision. (30-27 x3)
- Paul Kelly vs. Donald Cerrone [Spike]
Result: Donald Cerrone defeats Paul Kelly via submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:48 of R2.
- Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa [Spike]
Result: Chad Mendes defeats Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto [FB]
Result: Demetrious Johnson defeats Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via unanimous decision. (29-28, 30-27 x2)
- Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor
Result: Paul Taylor defeats Gabe Ruediger via knockout (strikes) at 1:42 of R2.
- Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero
Result: Kyle Kingsbury defeats Ricardo Romero via TKO (punches) at 0:21 of R1.
- Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson
Result: Mike Pierce defeats Kenny Robertson via TKO (punches) at 0:29 of R2.
- UFC 126 “Silva vs Belfort” is SOLD OUT
- This is Anderson Silva’s eighth consecutive title defense.
- Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone & Paul Taylor [$75,000]
- Submission of the Night: Jon Jones [$75,000]
- Knockout of the Night: Anderson Silva [$75,000]
- It was announced following the Jones victory, Rashad Evans blew out his knee and is forced to withdraw from his title fight against Shogun Rua. Jon Bones Jones will replace him and face Shogun for the title at UFC 128 in New Jersey.
- Anderson Silva retains his UFC middleweight belt.