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UFC134 Facebook stream 5prelims: Ramos vs. Silva

UFC134 Facebook stream 5prelims: Ramos vs. Silva

August 20, 2011

Brazilian welterweight Luis Ramos (19-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC and will step in for an injured Mike Swick to meet Erick Silva (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 134.

The bout was confirmed to ( following an initial report by Brazilian website Tatame.

The two will meet in one of five contests streamed live on Facebook.

UFC 134 takes place Aug. 27 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago, Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo, Felipe Arantes vs. Yuri Alcantara and Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland will also take place on the Facebook-streamed portion of the card.

The Mitchell vs. Thiago bout was expected to air on Spike TV but was bumped in favor of Dan Miller vs. Rousimar Palhares.

UFC 134 will serve as the eighth consecutive event the organization has made its entire lineup available for live viewing. The streak began with April’s historic “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields” event.

A Nova Uniao fighter, Ramos makes his octagon debut on the strength of a three-fight win streak in regional competition. He notably entered a welterweight tournament held by the Holland-based Glory promotion and was outpointed by UFC vet Roan Carneiro.

On paper, Ramos doesn’t share the finishing prowess of UFC champion teammate Jose Aldo. Eleven of his 19 career wins come by way of decision.

Silva, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo black belt, is riding a eight-fight win streak after competing throughout his native Brazil. The six-year pro trains with many of the country’s top fighters, including Anderson Silva and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and most recently won a four-man single-night tournament to win the first-ever Jungle Fight welterweight title.

With the late change, UFC 134 now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

  • Champ Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami (for middleweight title)
  • Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
  • Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
  • Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson
  • Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov


  • Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
  • Dan Miller vs. Rousimar Palhares


  • David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Johnny Eduardo
  • Felipe Arantes vs. Yuri Alcantara
  • Yves Jabouin vs. Ian Loveland
  • Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos*

* – Not officially announced

Source: MMAJunkie