Last Saturday, the main event for UFC 134 between Anderson Silva & Yushin Okami for the UFC Middleweight title was an epic display of pure domination. Whatever gameplan Okami had prior to the fight went out the window and he didn’t stand a chance against Ando. Together with our friends at Compustrike, let’s take a closer look at the stats from UFC 134’s main event.
Anderson Silva landed 43/57 (75%) strikes the whole fight compared to Yushin Okami’s 18/50 (36%). 29 of Ando’s strikes were power shots while Okami had 3 power strikes. When training with Chael Sonnen, you’d think that Okami would try to take The Spider to the ground at will. That wasn’t the case of course; Okami only attempted one unsuccessful takedown. Silva managed to knockdown Okami twice in the second round and from there what we all expected happened. Anderson Silva got his thirteenth straight win as a champion and another middleweight bites the dust.
Is it time for Ando to move up permanently to Light Heavyweight or is it time for Georges St. Pierre to move up to middleweight if he can beat Nick Diaz?
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Photo: Anderson Silva celebrates his victory over Travis Lutter at the Ultimate Fighting Champion Championship UFC 67 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on Feb. 3, 2007. Francis Specker