Feb 5, 2011 10:00 PM EST Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC 126 results:
Anderson Silva defeats Vitor Belfort via strikes (KO) at 3:25 of round 1.
Forrest Griffin defeated Rich Franklin via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Jon Jones defeated Ryan Bader via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:20 of round 2.
Miguel Torres defeated Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Jake Ellenberger defeated Carlos Eduardo Rocha via split decision (27–30, 29–28, 29–28).
Donald Cerrone defeated Paul Kelly via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:48 of round 2.
Demetrious Johnson defeated Norifumi Yamamoto via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
Paul Taylor defeated Gabe Ruediger via KO (strikes) at 1:42 of round 2.
Chad Mendes defeated Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Kyle Kingsbury defeated Ricardo Romero via TKO (strikes) at 0:21 of round 1.
Mike Pierce defeated Kenny Robertson via TKO (punches) at 0:29 of round 2.
The night before one of the biggest sporting events in the world, Las Vegas will play host to some of the biggest stars in all of mixed martial arts, as the UFC delivers a tripleheader of explosive fights on Saturday, February 5th, that make it clear that the hardest hitting in the sports world comes without helmets and pads. In the main event of UFC 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC® middleweight title will be on the line when pound for pound great Anderson “The Spider” Silva looks to extend his record title reign against history-seeking Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, who is attempting to become only the third man to hold UFC belts in two weight classes.
Also on the main card at UFC 126, it’s a clash of former world champions as Forrest Griffin takes on Rich “Ace” Franklin in a bout that is certain to have major title implications in the 205-pound weight class; and speaking of the light heavyweight division, two of its most exciting rising stars will clash when Jon “Bones” Jones takes on Ryan “Darth” Bader.
Middleweight Title FightAnderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort