Headlined by a middleweight title clash between dominant champion Anderson Silva and the last man to beat him -- Yushin Okami -- UFC 134 goes down Aug. 27 from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card will also feature a pair of lightweight attractions, as Ross Pearson meets Edson Mendes Barboza Jr. and Thiago Tavares squares off with Spencer Fisher. Rounding out the current official draw will be a light heavyweight showdown pitting Luiz Cane against Stanislav Nedkov and a welterweight contest between Paulo Thiago and David Mitchell.
A veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 1, Swick (Pictured) debuted with the UFC as a middleweight, rattling off five straight wins before running into the aforementioned Okami at UFC 69 in 2007. “Quick” then made the cut to 170 pounds, putting together a four-fight winning streak prior to suffering back-to-back losses in his last two fights. The American Kickboxing Academy product was outpointed by Dan Hardy at UFC 105 before submitting to a Paulo Thiago brabo choke at UFC 109.
One of Brazil’s top prospects, Silva currently holds the Jungle Fight welterweight title. A winner of eight straight contests, “Indio” has not lost a fight since 2006. The only blemish on the record of the X-Gym representative since his lone defeat is a 2010 no contest at Jungle Fight 17. Silva most recently finished Francisco Ayon in just 67 seconds in October to capture Jungle Fight welterweight gold.
UFC 134 “Silva vs. Okami”
Saturday, Aug. 27
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pearson vs. Edson
Mendes Barboza Jr.
Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
Mike Swick vs. Erick Silva
* Mauricio Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
* Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
* Rousimar Palhares vs. Alexandre Ferreira
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