In the end, UFC 134 played out exactly as it was supposed to. All three headlining Brazilian fighters mounted devastating knockout victories in front of the raucous Rio de Janeiro crowd, and the promotion's return to the original home of mixed martial arts will forever be remembered as a stunning success.
In a card that saw six finishes -- all of which came by brutal knockout -- it's difficult to discern which one was the most spectacular. Still, somebody had to receive the post-events bonuses. UFC President Dana White announced the winners during the UFC's official post-fight press conference.
- Fight of the Night: Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson
- Knockout of the Night: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
- Submission of the Night: N/A
Each fighter will receive a bonus of $100,000 on top of their official salary. Because there was no submission victory on the night's card, White elected to abstain from a ‘Submission of the Night' bonus, lightheartedly mentioning that he "actually got to save some money."
White also stated the he felt the Brazilian crowd was the loudest he has ever heard, and that the UFC will undoubtedly be coming back in the near future.
As for the future of Anderson Silva, the president made it clear that both Silva and UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre are inching their way towards a potential super-fight. Should "The Spider" and "Rush" each defeat two or three more opponents, the only problem in making the bout would be "finding a stadium big enough to hold it."