UFC 134 in Rio wasn't billed as Brazil against the world, but it did wind up that way should you choose to look at it as such.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its return to Brazil this past Saturday for the first time since 1998, a 13-year span that has seen the sport of mixed martial arts blow up across the world and carry the fighters from the sport's country of origin to new heights.
Four of the five fights on the main card were won by Brazilians. Both prelims on Spike were won by Brazilians, Here's an entire look at how the 14 Brazilian fighters on the UFC 134 card performed in their home country on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.
- Anderson Silva won by second-round TKO over Yushin Okami (Japan).
- Mauricio "Shogun" Rua won by first-round TKO over Forrest Griffin (USA).
- Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira won by first-round TKO over Brendan Schaub (USA).
- Edson Barboza won by split decision over Ross Pearson (England)
- Luiz Cane lost by first-round TKO to Stanislav Nedkov (Bulgaria)
- Thiago Tavares won by first-round TKO over Spencer Fisher (USA)
- Rousimar Palhares won by unanimous decision over Dan Miller (USA)
- Paulo Thiago won by unanimous decision over Dave Mitchell (USA)
- Raphael Assuncao won by unanimous decision over Johnny Eduardo
- Erick Silva knocked out Luis Ramos in the first round
- Yuri Alcantara won by unanimous decision over Felipe Arantes
In the only bout not featuring at least one Brazilian fighter, Yves Jabouin (Haiti) won by decision over Ian Loveland (USA).
* Three of those losses were in Brazilian vs. Brazilian fights.