UFC 134 Results: Phenomenal Anderson Silva TKO's Yushin Okami in Round 2Posted on August 27, 2011, 10:41 PM by Anton Gurevich
Tonight, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva proved, beyond any doubt, why he is the best Mixed Martial Artist on the planet. Silva made Yushin Okami look like a Z-level fighter, before finishing the bout with a "forced" TKO in Round 2.
The fight started with Okami having a patient approach. The Japanese challenged decided not to go toe-to-toe with Silva from the first seconds of the fight, but to feel out his opponent. Okami managed to land a few jabs, and push Anderson Silva to the fence, where he executed his dirty boxing "wear out" gameplan. Silva looked extremely good at the clinch, responding with good knees and short elbows that forced Okami back into stand up. Yushin Okami was right when he said "I'm not Chael Sonnen". Thunder attempted a takedown, but Anderson Silva defendd it easily.
The first sign of things to come was when Anderson Silva landed a strong high kick that stunned Okami. Silva went for the kill, but Yushin Okami was saved by the bell and Herb Dean who made sure the fight is not going beyond the 5-minute mark.
Second round started with Anderson Silva smelling blood. And when Anderson Silva smells blood, he plays his game. Hands down, head movement and a little bit dancing was enough to make Yushin Okami look lost. Okami tried to respond with strikes, but none of them landed clearly. It was Andersonn Silva who delivered a laser-sharp jab that knocked down Yushin Okami. Silva didn't go for the finish, because after all, he needed to give the crowd at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro the show they paid for. Anderson Silva continued to toy with Yushin Okami before finishing the fight, once again with a knock down jab and then ground and pound that forced the referee to stop the action at 2:04 minutes into Round 2.
In the end, Anderson Silva improves his streak to 14 consecutive victories and 9 title defenses. Silva's MMA record is 31-4, with 24 finishes. There's nothing else I can add.