(Las Vegas, Nevada) The highly hype UFC 126 is now in the books and while it’s tough to live up to the hype, it was damn close. Live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada five former champions stepped into the octagon tonight.
When it was all said and done the UFC gave fans 10 or the 11 fights between the PPV, Spike TV and Facebook. Sorry Mike Pierce and Kenny Robertson guess the UFC wanted to leave one fight on aired for the upcoming DVD.
The undercard got things started off with a bang as the first three fights ending via within the first two rounds via KO/TKO. In the Facebook bout, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson looked great tonight and spoiled the debut of Norifumi Yamamoto with his great speed and wrestling.
The spike TV portion of the card saw Chad Mendes completely dominate Michihiro Omigawa for a unanimous decision to open things up. The final bout of the undercard had Donald Cerrone shaking off a slow start to submit Paul Kelly and win the submission of the night.
The main card was five good fights, worth of the PPV cost, but it was two fights that really made the night.
Jon Jones handed Ryan Bader his first loss with a second round submission that earned him both the submission of the night and a title shot. In a shocking announcement Joe Rogan told us all that Rashad Evans blew out his knee and offered Jones the title shot at UFC 128 against Maurico Rua.
In the nights main event Anderson Silva made everyone’s jaw drop to the canvas as he dropped Belfort to the canvas with a clean front kick to his jaw. The two fighters were filling each other out for most of the fights until a flurry of action that ultimately ended with the knockout.
Here is the complete UFC 126 results
185 lbs.: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort – Silva by 1st round KO [Knockout of the Night]
Main Card (Televised):
205 lbs.: Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin – Griffin by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
170 lbs.: Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha – Ellenberger by Split Decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
205 lbs.: Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones – Jones by 2nd round Submission (Guillotine) [Submission of the Night]
135 lbs.: Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres – Torres by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
155 lbs.: Paul Kelly vs. Donald Cerrone – Cerrone by 2nd round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) [Fight of the Night]
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa – Mendes by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
135 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi Yamamoto – Johnson by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Undercard (May not be broadcast):
170 lbs.: Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson – Pierce by 2nd rd TKO
155 lbs.: Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor – Taylor by 2nd rd KO
205 lbs.: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero – Kingsbury by 1sr rd KO