UFC 126 Results: Anderson Silva Destroys Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort enters the cage remarkably calm. Anderson Silva also looks at ease and enters to familiar music.

The referee overseeing the action is Mario Yamaski.

Fighters take the center of the cage and slowly begin to circle. Belfort lightly feinting and Silva responds. Belfort lands a small outside leg kick. Silva stands with his hands down, baiting Belfort, but the challenger doesn't bite. Belfort leaps in and lands a left. In a scramble Belfort takes Silva down, but Silva stands back up and fires off a knee that lands flush. Silva then lands a front kick flush off of the back foot and drops Belfort to the canvas. Silva follows up with two more punches until the referee was forced to stop the action.

A truly stunning finish with a rare technique. UFC commentator Joe Rogan calls Silva "the best who's ever been."

Anderson Silva retains his UFC middleweight title by stopping Vitor Belfort at 3:25 of the very first round.

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