Thiago Tavares implemented a classic Brazilian game plan for the home town crowd at UFC 134: Rio de Janeiro and beat down Spencer Fisher from the mounted position in the second round. Tavares had been relentless about taking down Fisher and working for dominant position throughout the first round and was able to advance all the way to the mount. From there he battered Fisher from the top with punches, elbows and forearm smashes.
Tavares showed his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu acumen by implementing a text book BJJ game plan against Fisher, an American known for his Muay Thai abilities. Tavares made sure Fisher had no chance to use his stand-up striking game by dominating the wrestling aspect of the fight utterly.
If Tavares wasn't pinning Fisher down, he was pulling his hips back to flatten him down, if he wasn't punching from the top position, he was throwing elbows. Both fighters came into UFC 134 off a loss, this will be Fisher's second straight.