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UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort

UFC 126
  • Saturday 02.05.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $3,605,725
  • Attendance: 10,893 (Paid: 9,667)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 725,000 | TV Ratings: 2,000,000 average viewers (Spike Prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Knockout of the Night
    Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort   |   $75,000 bonus to Silva
  • Submission of the Night
    Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader   |   $75,000 bonus to Jones
  • Fight of the Night
    Paul Kelly vs. Donald Cerrone   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
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  • Mario Yamasaki
    Silva vs. Belfort (11)Torres vs. Banuelos (7)Johnson vs. Yamamoto (4)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Franklin vs. Griffin (10)Kelly vs. Cerrone (6)Kingsbury vs. Romero (2)
  • Herb Dean
    Jones vs. Bader (9)Omigawa vs. Mendes (5)Pierce vs. Robertson (1)
  • Kim Winslow
    Ellenberger vs. Rocha (8)Ruediger vs. Taylor (3)

Fight Predictions

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Videos & Highlights

    Promo Video  |  UFC 126 Weigh In Video report dead link

    Highlights from the UFC 126 weigh-ins in this video.

  • Interview  |  Ariel Helwani Post-Fight Interview with Dana White report dead link

    Ariel Helwani interviews Dana White in this post-fight video from UFC 126.

  • Interview  |  Dana White Interview Pre-UFC 126 With Ariel Helwani report dead link

    Fanhouse's Ariel Helwani speaks to Dana White on a variety of topics including Fedor, and Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort, before UFC 126.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 126 Video Blog Part 3 report dead link

    Follow Dana White before UFC 126 as he drives to the pre-fight press conference, talks to Kid Yamamoto, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, and Forrest Griffin in the back room, and then presides over the question and answer session for the media. Ariel Helwani takes heat from White for asking how to use a camera.

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 126 Video Blog Part 1 & 2 report dead link

    Dana White goes to the Lakers vs Celtics game in Los Angeles, visits a mixed martial arts school to take pictures with young students, and shows up on the set of The Ultimate Fighter to get UFC 126 predictions from coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos.

  • Interview  |  UFC 126 Predictions by UFC Fighters report dead link

    The stars of the UFC's preceding event, Ultimate Fight Night 23, weigh in on their predictions for UFC 126 in this video by the UFC.

  • Promo Video  |  UFC 126 In-Depth Promo Video by UFC report dead link

    The UFC released this longer promotional video for UFC 126, with interviews and commentary for the Silva vs Belfort, Jones vs Bader, and Franklin vs Griffin fights. Also includes commentary and analysis from Joe Rogan.

  • Highlight  |  UFC 126 Promo Video by UFC report dead link

    The UFC released this short video promo for UFC 126 featuring Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort for the middleweight title.

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