The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the Manadalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday February 5 for the long awaited fight between Anderson Silva versus Vitor Belfort for UFC 126.
The Silva Belfort clash had been canceled three times previously, with Silva putting his middleweight belt on the line. As always if you don’t want to know the results, flip ahead to the video.
Silva didn’t disappoint, defeating Belfort via KO (strikes) at 3:25 of round 1 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.
UFC 126 Results
- Welterweight bout: Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson
- Pierce defeated Robertson via TKO (punches) at 0:29 of round 2.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Ricardo Romero vs. Kyle Kingsbury
- Kingsbury defeated Romero via TKO (strikes) at 0:21 of round 1. This bout aired on Spike TV following the Mendes vs. Omigawa fight.
- Lightweight bout: Paul Taylor vs. Gabe Ruediger
- Taylor defeated Ruediger via KO (strikes) at 1:42 of round 2. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Silva vs. Belfort fight.
Preliminary card (Facebook Stream)
- Bantamweight bout: Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Demetrious Johnson
- Johnson defeated Yamamoto via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
Preliminary card (Spike TV)
- Featherweight bout: Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
- Mendes defeated Omigawa via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Lightweight bout: Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly
- Cerrone defeated Kelly via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:48 of round 2. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Taylor vs. Ruediger fight.
- Bantamweight bout: Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos
- Torres defeated Banuelos via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
- Ellenberger defeated Rocha via split decision (27–30, 29–28, 29–28).
- Light Heavyweight bout: Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader
- Jones defeated Bader via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:20 of round 2.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
- Griffin defeated Franklin via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Middleweight Championship bout: Anderson Silva (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
- Silva defeated Belfort via KO (strikes) at 3:25 of round 1 to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship.
UFC 126 Video
Silva vs Belfort Video