UFC 134 Rio: A Look Back at Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami’s First Fight


Okami vs. Silva from ROTR 2006

Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami at Rumble on the Rock in 2006

Everyone is getting amped up for Saturday night’s UFC return to Brazil. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva squares off with No. 1 contender Yushin Okami in the UFC 134: Rio main event, but it’s not the first time the two have me.

Silva and Okami battled it out at Rumble on the Rock in Hawaii in early 2006.

Silva controlled most of the fight, but eventually ended up on his back with Okami in his guard. Okami had wanted the fight on the ground, but it didn’t end how he, or how Silva for that matter, expected. Most people by know the fight ended due to an illegal kick from Silva that resulted in his disqualification and Okami being awarded the victory.

The MMAWeekly.com crew was on site, en masse, for the fight, so we thought we’d collect our pre- and post-fight coverage, including interviews with Anderson Silva, the weigh-ins, and even the fight itself, in this video playlist for those of you that want to take a look back at their first fight before Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami fight it out again in the UFC 134: Rio main event on Saturday night.

And that’s MMAWeekly.com co-founder Ryan Bennett calling the play-by-play with former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez on the fight.

Click in the title bar at the bottom of the player to see thumbnails and select individual videos. Enjoy….

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