UFC 126 Results LIVE

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Updated: February 5, 2011

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]

MAIN CARD

  • 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)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • 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.

Event Notes

  • 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.

14 Comments

  1. CagE

    February 5, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Anderson

    Jones

    Griffin

    Ellenberger

    Banuelos

    Cerrone

    Mendes

    Kid

    Taylor

    Romero

    Pierce

  2. Choke333

    February 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Vitor, Bader, Forrest

  3. Ryan S

    February 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I think the exact opposite of Cage, except Ellenberger

  4. CagE

    February 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    WOW Jones vs Shogun for the UFC light heavyweight title.

  5. Rich in NJ

    February 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Wow…so glad I got tix for Newark right now. would have loved to see Suga, but Shogun/JBJ can be epic

  6. Rich in NJ

    February 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Can Jones turn it around for a title fight in 5 weeks or are they gonna push that one back? I would think he would want some rest and a full camp for this one.

  7. Aldo Raine

    February 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Jones vs Shogun is an amazing fight in my opinion. Its one of those fights where I don't know how its going to turn out. Shogun is probably the more well rounded fighter, however Jones is very talented and very unorthodox. Either way Jones is going to learn a lot from the fight win or lose and he will be the future of the 205 division in my opinion.

  8. MMA maniac

    February 5, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    hey choke Vitor right. Who else was on Vitor's nuts

  9. Jaranda

    February 6, 2011 at 2:22 am

    And that's what happens when you give a guy who only has one fight in the UFC (and a catch-weight bout at that) in the last five years a title shot…

  10. other derek

    February 6, 2011 at 2:36 am

    You shouldn't bag on another guys picks if you didn't gave the balls to make your own predictions known.

  11. crynot

    February 6, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Vitor should have brought it right from the start. You can't give Silva time to measure you up. A big mistake, and a HELL of an amazing kick! I hate Silva but he is incredible! Way to go JBJ, manhandled an undefeated Bader with ease! Should have bet a million on the Forrest/Franklin fight – saw that boring decision a mile away.

  12. MMA maniac

    February 6, 2011 at 5:05 am

    shoulda coulda woulda, vitor had his chance and silva was so prepared for his fight. And you guys know all the questions have been anawered Silva is not aging, his reflexes are not slow and he still has it

  13. hosan

    February 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I enjoyed the fights. The torres fight was very disappointing, however. I had all sorts of hope for an awesome, fast-paced fight on that one. It just bored the hell outta me.

    Jones put on another excellent performance, and showed some of his superior ground-game, against another guy where the ground was supposed to be his strong suit. Bader has a strange way of trying to takedown from way far outside, and I don't think it's good for him.

    I'm still surprised that a)jones is getting a title shot w/o taking on one of the top 4 (then you have to exclude Rashad as a teammate on top of an injury) and b) Taking a TITLE shot on such short notice. Although, he was kind of on the spot, he seems to want it bad enough, and i don't think he really sustained any damage in that fight.

    The Griffin vs Franklin fight I thought was a good evenly matched fight, but Forrest really put it to Rich in those first 2. Rich came back a bit in the third, but I still felt forrest won all three rounds.

    Prelims:Cerrone looked a bit out of it in that first round. He wasn't really comboing off at all, and just landing a few single strikes here and there. Even in the second round he didn't look THAT great. Well…as great as any of us knows he can be. I woulda thought he would walk through kelly.

    Mendes did what Mendes does and beat up Omigawa. Alpha male guys are always somewhere at the top of the lighter ranks.

    So….When GSP beats Jake Shields are we finally gonna see GSP vs Silva? Or do we really have to watch silva destroy Yushin Okami? I mean sure, ANYTHING can happen, but who see's okami winning that fight?

  14. ironcjb82

    February 7, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Glad Baders wrestling got exposed. So fucking over rated. Belfort should have had atleast one fight @ 185lb to get a title shot. A rich franklin catch weight fight does not justify it.

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