Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 134: Shogun vs. Smith, emanating from the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
The Octagon returns to Germany for a Sunday afternoon broadcast featuring a former champion at 205 pounds looking to return to a title fight against a surging new contender.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua returns to action for the first time in 16 months looking for his fourth straight win as he takes on Anthony Smith in the night's headline bout.
Rua could be next in line to face UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier if he were to get the victory on the heels of wins in his last three fights. Meanwhile, Smith is looking to make it two-for-two since moving up to 205 pounds in the UFC after defeating another former champion in Rashad Evans last month at UFC 225. Smith did take this fight on short notice as a replacement for Volkan Oezdemir, who was moved to another fight.
Also on the card, former light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira takes on Corey Anderson, heavyweights Marcin Tybura and Stefan Struve do battle, and lightweight prospect Marc Diakiese looks to get back in the win column against Nasrat Haqparast.
Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.
UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 10:30 AM ET/7:30 AM PT
> Damian Stasiak (10-5, 2-3 UFC) vs. Liu Pingyuan (13-4, 0-0 UFC)
Stasiak starts with a leg kick. Pingyuan lands an elbow against the fence before they clinch. Stasiak lands a leg kick but goes to the ground after a right hand from Pingyuan. Stasiak with a spinning back kick. Stasiak ducks under a punch and looks for a takedown. He finishes it off to the center of the Octagon. They trade on the ground and Stasiak lands a big elbow. They scramble around but Stasiak maintains top position. They get to their feet and Stasiak has the neck and jumped up looking for a guillotine against the fence. Time ran out. 10-9 Stasiak.
Stasiak with a leg kick. Pingyuan misses on his punches. They trade against the fence and Pingyuan lands a quick knee in the clinch. Pingyuan lands a spinning back fist and Stasiak is rocked. He gets a brief takedown but Pingyuan gets up and scrambles away. Stasiak now working for another takedown against the fence. They continue to scramble against the fence and Pingyuan gets the neck and has a guillotine locked in but Stasiak spins out of trouble. Pingyuan with a spin kick on the feet. Stasiak works for a takedown but ends up in another guillotine but escapes. Stasiak working in the guard of Pingyuan. They scramble and Stasiak remains on top as he rides out the round there. 10-9 Pingyuan, 19-19.
Pingyuan misses a spinning back fist and Stasiak is able to get the body lock and scores the takedown. Pingyuan able to reverse and ends on top and lands some big elbows. They get to their feet. Pingyuan lands a left hand and Stasiak looks to get the takedown. They stay upright and battle for underhooks. Pingyuan lands a right hand as they break. They trade punches. They trade leg kicks. Pingyuan lands a right hand. Stasiak lands an uppercut. Pingyuan stuffs a takedown attempt from Stasiak. They clinch late. Close fight. 10-9 Pingyuan, 29-28 Pingyuan.
Official Result- Liu Pingyuan def. Damian Stasiak by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
> Jeremy Kimball (15-7, 1-2 UFC) vs. Darko Stosic (12-1, 0-0 UFC)
Kimball lands a right hand. Stosic with an inside leg kick. Kimball with a leg kick. Kimball misses a right hand. They aren't doing much so far in this fight. Stosic lands a right hand. Kimball shot for a takedown but Stosic reversed and ended up on top. Stosic lands a big elbow followed by another elbow and then a barrage of punches and gets the finish of Kimball in the first. Big stoppage and impressive by Stosic.
Official Result- Darko Stosic def. Jeremy Kimball by TKO (strikes) at 3:13 of Round 1
> Davey Grant (10-3, 1-2 UFC) vs. Manny Bermudez (12-0, 1-0 UFC)
Grant with a leg kick and Bermudez counters with a right hand. Bermudez drops Grant with a right hand and he gets right into mount and Bermudez has a choke locked in. Grant trying to fight and Bermudez has a triangle choke locked in tight. Grant trying to escape but he goes out cold. Bermudez with a great showing as he remains undefeated in getting the quick submission win.
Official Result- Manny Bermudez def. Davey Grant by submission (triangle choke) at :59 of Round 1
FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS | 12 PM ET/9 AM PT
> Justin Ledet (9-0 1 NC, 3-0 UFC) vs. Aleksander Rakic (9-1, 1-0 UFC)
Rakic with a couple of leg kicks. They trade punches. Rakic with a couple more big inside leg kicks. Ledet goes for a takedown but it is stuffed. Rakic gets a takedown and is in the guard. Rakic landing from the top. Rakic with some hard right hands as he keeps Ledet on the mat. Ledet trying hard to get out from the bottom. Rakic with some left hands from the top as he keeps Ledet down. Rakic with some hard elbows and ground and pound to close out the round. 10-8 Rakic.
They come out trading and Rakic rocks Ledet. They are trading in close range. Rakic with a big leg kick. Rakic landing big punches and he drops Ledet with a leg kick. Rakic gets into the guard of Ledet and lands some body punches. Rakic with more punches from the top and Ledet can't do a thing to get out from the bottom. Ledet covering up and Rakic is landing big punches and is looking for the stoppage. Ledet was able to turn to grab a leg but Rakic escapes and remains back on top. Rakic landing elbows, hammerfists and punches. Rakic with more punches. He is just dominating Ledet here. Ledet survives but ate a lot of punches. 10-8 Rakic, 20-16 Rakic.
Ledet lands a couple of jabs. Rakic goes for a takedown but Ledet defends it but eats a right hand that drops him. Ledet gets up but Rakic gets the takedown and is in the guard. Rakic still landing from the top and he is in cruise control. Ledet can't get up when he is on the bottom. Rakic landing more punches and elbows. Ledet trying to escape but Rakic firmly has him planted on the mat. Rakic with a right hand and then some body punches. More punches from Rakic on the top. Ledet gives up his back and they get up and Rakic takes him back down before they get up. Big punches from Rakic at the end. Complete domination by Rakic. 10-9 Rakic, 30-25 Rakic.
Official Result- Aleksander Rakic def. Justin Ledet by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)
> Khalid Taha (12-1, 0-0 UFC) vs. Nad Narimani (10-2, 0-0 UFC)
They trade leg kicks. Narimani with a body kick. Taha lands a right hand and they clinch. Narimani trying hard for a takedown and gets it and has the back of Taha. Narimani with some punches from the back and they get to their feet. Narimani lands a knee. Taha reverses position and lands a big elbow. They break. Brief timeout for an eye poke. Taha with a leg kick. Narimani with a spin kick. Taha lands a right hand followed by a combo. Narimani gets a takedown. Narimani landing punches from the top. 10-9 Narimani.
They trade punches to start the second. Narimani lands a right hand but misses a head kick. They trade combos. Narimani gets a takedown on a kick attempt from Taha. Narimani in side control and dropping punches. Narimani grabs the neck. Narimani bleeding from the nose but lands some hammerfists. Narimani with some elbows. Narimani with more ground and pound as Taha is stuck on the bottom. Taha gets to his feet and eats a knee from Narimani. Narimani shoots for a long takedown but it is stuffed. Taha with a flying knee. They clinch against the fence. Narimani with a late combo. 10-9 Narimani, 20-18 Narimani.
Narimani lands a couple punches to start the final round. Taha lands a right hand. Narimani grabs a leg and gets the takedown. Narimani in the guard of Taha. Narimani gets the back and is landing punches. They stand up but Narimani still has the back and drags Taha back down. Narimani is working for a choke but Taha is defending. Taha is able to escape and reverse position. Taha with some punches from the top. They get to their feet and Narimani looks for a takedown. They scramble as Narimani worked for a late takedown. 10-9 Narimani, 30-27 Narimani.
Official Result- Nad Narimani def. Khalid Taha by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
> Emil Meek (9-3-1 1 NC, 1-1 UFC) vs. Bartosz Fabinski (13-2, 2-0 UFC)
Meek tries a flying knee to start the fight but Fabinski gets an immediate takedown to start the fight and is working with punches from the top. Fabinski has the body lock as they stand up and he lands some knees before taking Meek back down. They get to their feet but Fabinski gets the fight back down to the mat. Fabinski has done a good job of keeping Meek on the mat and lands more punches. 10-9 Fabinski.
Meek lands a couple of punches to start the second but Fabinski picks him up and slams him down to the mat. Fabinski keeping Meek on the mat as Meek is trying to use the cage to get himself to the feet. Meek lands some punches. They get to their feet. Meek lands some punches and Fabinski is looking tired. They clinch and Fabinski gets a warning for holding Meek's shorts. Fabinski has the body lock and gets a takedown. Fabinski holding him down. Meek gets to his feet but Fabinski with another big takedown. Fabinski with some knees from side control. 10-9 Fabinski, 20-18 Fabinski.
Meek lands a right hand that hurts Fabinski and Fabinski goes right in for another takedown. Meek is able to defend it and they break. Meek with another right hand and he's chasing Fabinski around the Octagon. Fabinski is in retreat mode as Meek is landing punches. Meek with a big combo against the fence and Fabinski runs away. Fabinski level changes and goes for a takedown but it is defended. Meek has the neck and looks for a choke but Fabinski escapes. They are broken by the ref. Fabinski goes right back for the takedown and gets it. Meek has the arm looking for a kimura. Fabinski in the half-guard. He moves to guard and is in control on the mat. Crowd not happy. 10-9 Fabinski, 30-27 Fabinski.
Official Result- Bartosz Fabinski def. Emil Meek by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
> Nick Hein (14-3 1 NC, 4-2 UFC) vs. Damir Hadzovic (11-4, 1-2 UFC)
They trade some punches to start the fight. Hein with a right hand. Hein lands a left hand. Hadzovic with a leg kick. They are basically just sparring with neither landing anything significant and not a lot of things happening. They trade jabs and Hein lands a right hand. Hadzovic with a right hand and is landing the jab. Hein lands a combo. 10-9 Hadzovic.
They trade punches and Hadzovic lands a right hand. Hein with a combo. Hadzovic lands the jab. Hein with a leg kick. Hein with a combo and rocks Hadzovic with a left hook. Hadzovic with a leg kick. Hein with a combo. Hadzovic lands a right hand that stuns Hein for a moment. Hein lands a jab and then a right hand. Hein with the double jab. Hein lands an uppercut. Hein with the left hook. Hein with a right to the body followed by a left hook. They trade punches. Hein with a late combo. 10-9 Hein, 19-19.
They trade punches and Hein lands the left hand. Hadzovic lands a knee and a crescent kick. Hein not doing much other than some short combos. Hein does land some punches. Hein showing a lot of damage on his face. Hadzovic lands a left hand. Hadzovic with a body kick. Hadzovic drops Hein with a right hand and then hurts him with another punch. Hein gets up but is still rocked. Hadzovic lands a right hand. Hadzovic lands a hard jab. Hein isn't doing much to get this round. Hadzovic lands a left hand. Hadzovic with a combo. Hein lands a leg kick followed by a combo. They trade late. 10-9 Hadzovic, 29-28 Hadzovic.
Official Result- Damir Hadzovic def. Nick Hein by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD | 2 PM ET/11 AM PT
> Nasrat Haqparast (8-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Marc Diakiese (12-2, 3-2 UFC)
Haqparast with a leg kick. Diakiese with a front kick. Diakiese with a body kick. They trade and Diakiese lands a hard punch. Diakiese with the double jab. Haqparast lands a nice combination. Diakiese with a right hand. He lands another. Haqparast lands some big punches and rocks Diakiese and then lands some knees to the body. Diakiese with a stepping knee. Haqparast lands more punches. Haqparast lands an elbow in a brief clinch. Haqparast with some punches and uppercuts. Diakiese is keeping his back to the fence too much but lands a left hook counter. 10-9 Haqparast.
They trade early and we have an accidential eye poke. They get back to action and Haqparast with a left hand. Diakiese with a body punch followed by a body kick. Diakiese keeping in retreat mode. Haqparast with a left hand followed by another. They continue to trade. Diakiese lands a right hand but Haqparast counters with a left. Diakiese with a body kick. Diakiese with a nice combo. Haqparast with a Superman punch. Haqparast with a combo. Haqparast with a left hand. Haqparast with a nice combo. Diakiese with a combo but Haqparast comes back with his own punches. Haqparast with a hard left hand. Haqparast drops Diakiese late and ends with punches on top. 10-9 Haqparast, 20-18 Haqparast.
They trade early. Haqparast tries for a takedown but Diakiese was saved by the fence being there and they break away. Diakiese with an uppercut and Haqparast loses his mouthpiece. Haqparast with a takedown and is landing a lot of punches. Diakiese covering up and isn't moving. They get to their feet and break. Haqparast with a hard left hand. Diakiese misses a head kick. Haqparast with a left hand. Haqparast is controlling the Octagon well. Haqparast with a leg kick as he blocks punches from Diakiese. Haqparast with a left hand. Haqparast with a nice combo. Diakiese lands some punches. Haqparast with a combo. 10-9 Haqparast, 30-27 Haqparast.
Official Result- Nasrat Haqparast def. Marc Diakiese by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
> Danny Roberts (15-3, 4-2 UFC) vs. David Zawada (16-3, 0-0 UFC)
They trade leg kicks. Zawada has a head kick attempt blocked. Roberts with a left hand to the body. They clinch and Zawada tries a takedown but Roberts grabs the neck. Roberts with a knee to the body. They are clinched against the fence and both land short punches before they break. Zawada with a left hand. Roberts lands a right hand. Zawada with a heavy leg kick. They scramble to the mat and Roberts is on top. Roberts with some punches from the top. Roberts with an elbow. Zawada looking for a triangle but Roberts able to get out. Roberts with some more elbows from the top. Zawada went for an armbar late but time ran out. 10-9 Roberts.
Roberts with a head kick. They trade punches and both men are landing and missing before they clinch. Zawada with a takedown against the fence. They get to their feet and Roberts works for a takedown and gets it but Zawada has the neck. Roberts gets out and lands some short elbows against the fence. Zawada trying to grab an arm and set something up from the bottom but uses it to sweep to the top. Zawada with some punches from the top as he has wrist control. Zawada going for the guillotine. Roberts pops his head out. Zawada has the back and lands some punches. 10-9 Zawada, 19-19.
They trade and Roberts goes for a takedown but Zawada grabs the neck and is looking for a D'Arce choke. Roberts is in a lot of trouble but manages to escape. That was very close. Roberts gets to the top but Zawada still has the neck. Roberts gets away and gets on top and starts landing elbows. They continue to scramble and Roberts with some illegal elbows and gets a warning. Roberts into the half-guard of Zawada. Roberts with some left hands. Roberts with several big punches. Roberts with more punches and elbows from the top. Zawada gives up his back but is able to roll to the top. Roberts escapes and they get to their feet. Zawada with some knees and lands a punch. Zawada tries a takedown but Roberts defends and lands punches to end the fight. Close round and close fight. 10-9 Roberts, 29-28 Roberts.
Official Result- Danny Roberts def. David Zawada by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
> Marcin Tybura (#9, 16-4, 3-3 UFC) vs. Stefan Struve (#13, 28-10, 12-8 UFC)
They trade leg kicks. Struve with a heavy leg kick. Struve with a head kick. Struve with the jab. Tybura gets a takedown. Nothing much happening on the mat. Tybura with some hammerfists from the guard. Struve with a hammerfist from the bottom. They are trading hammerfists on the mat. They are stood up. Struve with a leg kick. Tybura with a combo. Struve with a couple of jabs. Struve with some leg kicks. Tybura with an uppercut. Tybura with a late takedown. 10-9 Tybura.
Struve with the jab. Tybura lands a right hand. Struve with a high kick blocked by Tybura. Tybura gets a takedown against the fence. Struve has no takedown defense. Struve working for a triangle from the bottom but gets a warning from the referee for having his toes in the fence. Tybura gets back to side control and lands some knees to the body. Tybura with a big elbow from the top. Tybura with an elbow before they get up. Struve with a front kick to the face that hurts Tybura. Struve with a knee against the fence and then a right hand. Tybura is rocked and tries a takedown but it is defended. Tybura picks Struve up and slams him to the mat and has side control where he lands a knee and some punches. 10-9 Tybura, 20-18 Tybura.
Struve with a front kick. Struve with a body kick. They trade punches. Tybura with a right hand. Struve with a couple of kicks. Struve with a right hand. Tybura with a leg kick. They trade leg kicks and Struve lands a combo. Tybura tries a takedown but it is defended. Tybura goes for another one and has the body lock against the fence. He finishes the takedown against the fence. Tybura working in the guard and lands some elbows. Struve is active from the bottom with punches but Tybura is blocking them. Tybura with some punches and elbows from the top. 10-9 Tybura, 30-27 Tybura.
Official Result- Marcin Tybura def. Stefan Struve by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
> Vitor Miranda (12-6, 3-3 UFC) vs. Abu Azaitar (13-2-1, 0-0 UFC)
They come out swinging. Azaitar with a body punch followed by a leg kick. They keep trading and both are looking to land something big. Azaitar with a right hand and then punches to the body. Miranda with a leg kick. Azaitar with a combo to the body. Azaitar with an overhand right. Miranda counters a leg kick into a takedown and is in the guard of Azaitar. Miranda with some elbows from the top. Miranda with punches from the top and they scramble to their feet. Azaitar with a big flurry of punches late that wobbles Miranda. Close round. 10-9 Azaitar.
Azaitar with a combo to start the second. They trade punches. Azaitar lands a left hand. Miranda with some knees in close range. Azaitar lands a straight right hand. They trade in close range. Miranda goes for a takedown but it is defended. Miranda gets the fight to the mat and gets into the mount. Miranda looking for an arm triangle but Azaitar is able to escape. They get to their feet. Azaitar with a combo. Miranda gets another takedown off a low single. Azaitar is able to escape and sweeps to the top and is in the guard of Miranda. They don't do much and are stood up. They trade. Miranda goes for a takedown but it is stuffed and Azaitar lands some big punches. We go to the third. 10-9 Azaitar, 20-18 Azaitar.
Azaitar scores a takedown right at the start of the third round. Azaitar lands from the top but Miranda is able to sweep and grabs the arm and is working for an armbar. He is close on it. Azaitar is holding on. Azaitar is able to escape but Miranda is on top. Miranda is in side control and landing short elbows. Not much is happening but enough is happening to keep it from being stood up. Miranda has 90 seconds left to finish as I think he's down on the scorecards. Miranda tries to get mount but Azaitar rolls him over and starts landing punches from the top. Azaitar with a big right hand from the top. Azaitar gets the back and lands some big punches. Miranda scrambles to the top at the end. 10-9 Azaitar, 30-27 Azaitar.
Official Result- Abu Azaitar def. Vitor Miranda by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
> Glover Teixeira (#3, 27-6, 10-4 UFC) vs. Corey Anderson (#9, 10-4, 7-4 UFC)
Anderson coming out quickly looking to land but eats a right hand from Teixeira. Teixeira lands a left hook and they trade dirty boxing. Anderson lands a right hand and goes for a takedown against the fence. It can't be completed and they break. Anderson with a body kick. Anderson attempts a takedown again but it is defended. Teixeira ducks away from an uppercut from Anderson and then lands one. Anderson with a head kick. Anderson with the double jab followed by a right hand and then gets a takedown. Teixeira gets to his feet and they break. Anderson lands the uppercut. They trade right hands and Anderson lands a left hand. Anderson tries a takedown but Teixeira has a guillotine locked in tight but he runs out of time. 10-9 Anderson.
They trade punches to start the second. Teixeira lands a left hook. Anderson with a takedown but Teixeira gets right back to his feet. They are clinched and Anderson with a knee followed by an elbow. They break. Anderson with the jab. Teixeira fakes a takedown. Anderson with a left hook after a sprawl. They trade right hands. Anderson rocked Teixeira with the right hand. Anderson gets a takedown and lands some punches before getting to side control. Anderson gets to the mount and Teixeira gives up his back. Anderson with punches from the back. They get to their feet. Anderson with another takedown against the fence. Anderson with some punches and elbows from the top. Anderson with ground and pound at the end. 10-9 Anderson, 20-18 Anderson.
Anderson with a couple of body kicks and then backs Teixeira up against the fence. Anderson with the jab followed by a right hand. Anderson drops down for a takedown but is unable to complete it. Teixeira with a left hook. Anderson goes for another takedown but Teixiera defends by grabbing the neck. Anderson gets a takedown and has the back but Teixeira stands up and shakes him off. Anderson gets a takedown again and is on top but Teixeira scrambles out and they break. They scramble on the mat. Anderson ducks an uppercut from Teixeira. They clinch against the fence and Anderson with a spinning elbow and then a late takedown but Teixeira reverses to top and lands some punches but time runs out. 10-9 Anderson, 30-27 Anderson.
Official Result- Corey Anderson def. Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
> Mauricio Rua (#8, 25-10, 9-8 UFC) vs. Anthony Smith (29-13, 5-3 UFC)
Rua with a right hand to start off. Smith lands a left hand. Smith with a combo and hurts Rua with a front kick to the face. Smith with a right hand that rocks Rua. Smith with big right hands and elbows and he knocks Rua out cold with a hard right hand. Wow. Rua was out cold on his feet and has a big gash on the side of his head. Impressive showing by Smith and it was vicious.
Official Result- Anthony Smith def. Mauricio Rua by knockout (strikes) at 1:29 of Round 1