Anderson Silva retained his middleweight championship with a dominant win over Yushin Okami at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Saturday night. Silva has been the UFC champion since 2006. His 14-match winning streak is the longest in Ultimate Fighting Championship history. In fact, the last fight that Silva suffered was to Okami in January of 2006 and he only lost that match because he was unaware of the rules. Silva kicked Okami in the face from the guard position and was disqualified. That fight was Silva’s UFC debut. He has yet to lose again in UFC. Last night’s win avenges Silva’s only UFC loss. At the time of his first loss to Okami, Silva had called the fighter’s first win against him “cowardly.”
Other fights on last night’s UFC 134 card featured Mauricio Rua defeating former light heavyweught champion Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira knocking our Brendan Schaub.
Next month, at UFC 135 in Denver, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his belt against current movie star Rampage Jackson. Also on that card, fan favorite Diego Sanchez will battle Hall of Famer Matt Hughes and veteran Nick Diaz takes on former Pride champion Gomi.