Up-to-the minute news about the fight card for UFC 134, being held August 27th at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mike Swick's long-awaited comeback to the Octagon will have to wait a little longer after he was forced to withdraw from his UFC 134 bout against Erick Silva due to injury. A replacement opponent for the debuting Silva will be announced shortly.
Brazilian Prospects Meet in Rio Next Month
With UFC 134 in Rio fast approaching, two local favorites will make their Octagon debuts at home. “Antonio Carvalho is out of his scheduled UFC 134 bout due to injury," said UFC President Dana White. "Felipe Arantes has stepped in his place to face Yuri Alcantara. Now, two of Brazil’s most exciting featherweight prospects will go head-to-head in Rio de Janeiro on August 27th.”
Miller Rio-Bound to Fight Toquinho
“Dan Miller lives up to his motto of 'anyone, anyplace, anytime' by stepping up against Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134 after original opponent Alexandre Ferreira pulled out of the fight,” said UFC president Dana White today.
Miller last fought at UFC 128, where he faced Nate Marquardt on less than a week's notice when Marquardt's original opponent, Yoshihiro Akiyama, was unable to make the trip due to the earthquake in Japan. Last month, Miller's teammate Charlie Brenneman fought Rick Story on less than a day's notice when Story's original opponent - Marquardt - was not medically cleared to fight.
Alcantara vs. Carvalho in Rio updated June 28
“Canadian featherweight fighter, Antonio Carvalho will be making his UFC debut against one of Brazil’s best prospects, Yuri Alcantara at UFC 134," confirmed UFC president Dana White.
"Ian Loveland and Yves Jabouin have verbally agreed to fight on August 27 in Rio De Janeiro," said UFC President Dana White. "Both are exceptionally tough competitors and this will be Jabouin’s first bout in the bantamweight division."
Swick Returns in Brazil Against Newcomer Silva
Following a year and a half long layoff, welterweight star Mike "Quick" Swick will return to the Octagon in search of his 10th UFC win when he takes on highly touted newcomer Erick Silva at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 27th.
Schaub vs. Big Nog Confirmed for Rio
The UFC 134 fight card has added a high-profile heavyweight battle, Dana White confirmed today. The 8-1 Brendan "The Hybrid" Schaub and former Pride and UFC champion Minotauro Nogueria have verbally agreed to the August 27 bout in Rio.
Schaub is coming off a UFC 128 knockout of the night performance against another Pride legend, Mirko Cro Cop. The summer bout will be Nogueira's first return to the Octagon in 18 months after an injury took him out of his planned headlining bout last October.
It's Official - Silva vs. Okami in Rio on August 27 updated May 9
It's official. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will look to successfully defend his title for the ninth time when he faces the last man to beat him, number one contender Yushin Okami, at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 27th.
Barboza to Face Pearson in Rio
Verbal agreements are in for another big bout on the Brazil card. "Undefeated 8-0 Brazilian sensation Edson Barboza takes on Ultimate Fighter 9 winner Ross 'The Real Deal' Pearson," said Dana White. Barboza is coming off a Fight of the Night win in his second UFC outing at UFC 128; Brit Pearson last defeated Spencer Fisher at UFC 127 in Sydney.
UFC 134 in Rio Fight Card Takes Shape updated April 17
After months of anticipation and speculation, the fight card for UFC 134 - the UFC's first return to Brazil since 1998 - has begun to take shape, featuring several of the country's most talented fighters.
Dana White today announced several bouts that have been verbally agreed upon for the momentous event.
Forrest Griffin shocked the world when he spoiled the heavily-favored Pride legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua's UFC debut in 2007. Now Shogun will have the chance for revenge in his home country as the two will rematch August 27. "These two former world champions always give it their all and this could be one of the most exciting fights of the year," said White.
In a dynamic lightweight matchup, Spencer Fisher is slated to take on Thiago Tavares. In light-heavyweight news, undefeated Stanislav Nedkov will take on devastating Brazilian striker Luiz “Banha” Cane.