UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort Official Results

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva saved one of his most impressive performances using front-kick knockdown to set up an eventual knockout victory over rival Vitor Belfort in the headliner of Saturday’s UFC 126 event, which aired live on pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin returned to the octagon tonight picking up a well deserved unanimous decision win over former 185 pound champ, Rich Franklin.

Jon Jones ultimately got his shot at the title tonight ipressively defeating “Ultimate Fighter” season eight winner, Ryan Bader. Jake Ellenberger pulled off a split decision win over talented Brazilian grappler, Carlos Eduardo Rochawinning the fight after clearly losing a tough first round.

The offical results:

Anderson Silva def. Vitor Belfort via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:25 (retains middleweight title)
Forrest Griffin def. Rich Franklin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jon Jones def. Ryan Bader via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:20
Jake Ellenberger def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Miguel Torres def. Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Donald Cerrone def. Paul Kelly via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:48
Chad Mendes def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Demetrious Johnson def. Norifumi Yamamoto via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Paul Taylor def. Gabe Ruediger via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 1:42
Kyle Kingsbury def. Ricardo Romero via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:21
Mike Pierce def. Kenny Robertson via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:29

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