- 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
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Honors & Awards
Knockout of the NightAnderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort | $75,000 bonus to Silva
Submission of the NightJon Jones vs. Ryan Bader | $75,000 bonus to Jones
Fight of the NightPaul Kelly vs. Donald Cerrone | $75,000 bonus to each fighter
Silva vs. Belfort (11), Torres vs. Banuelos (7), Johnson vs. Yamamoto (4)
Franklin vs. Griffin (10), Kelly vs. Cerrone (6), Kingsbury vs. Romero (2)
Jones vs. Bader (9), Omigawa vs. Mendes (5), Pierce vs. Robertson (1)
Ellenberger vs. Rocha (8), Ruediger vs. Taylor (3)
Consensus Rankings Rankings FAQ
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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.