UFC Fight Night 134 is upon us and it is full of UFC veterans who will look to remain competitive in the organization despite getting older. Veterans like Stefan Struve and Glover Teixiera have the ability to end their respective fights very quickly which should help make for a very entertaining main card. However, the main attraction for this event is Shogun Rua and Anthony Smith in what promises to be an an extremely even contest.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Shogun Rua is coming off of a three fight winning streak. However, he has not fought in the octagon since March 11, 2017 when he knocked out Gian Villante in the third round. Now, the 36-year-old possesses an impressive career record of 35-10 with zero draws. However, do not let the record fool you. Shogun used to be a great fighter but one has to assume that he will not look the same due to the lengthy layoff. Shogun still has the knockout power and the solid ground game but he very likely will need to fight off some rust early on in this fight.
Shogun’s next opponent is Anthony Smith who boasts an impressive MMA record of 29-13. Smith has won the majority of his fights via knockout but still has managed to win 11 fights via submission. Unlike Shogun, Smith will not have to deal with any potential rust in this fight because he fought roughly a month ago. In that fight, he made his UFC Light Heavyweight debut in which he demolished UFC veteran Rashad Evans so badly that it forced Evans to retire after the fight. Smith is only 29 and is looking for a signature victory that can help improve his résumé as he hopes to be a contender in the Light Heavyweight division in the future.
Although Shogun Rua is a legend, I gotta side with Smith in this contest. The long layoff for Shogun is concerning to me as he faces a young and hungry opponent looking to make a statement. Smith absolutely obliterated a former UFC champion about a month ago and I expect him to do the same this coming Sunday. Shogun does have a solid chin but I think that Smith will end this fight within the first three rounds.
UFC Fight Night 134: Fight Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: UFC Fight Night 134: Shogun vs. Smith
Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Pay-Per-View Time: N/A
FS1 Card Time: 12:00 P.M. EST
Fight Pass Prelims Time: 10:30 A.M. EST
Location: Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FS1
How To Watch UFC Fight Night 134 Online & Mobile
The UFC Fight Night 134 Main Card will begin at 2:00 PM EST and can be watched online with UFC Fight Pass on UFC.TV. It is a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options to Fight Pass. You can start a 30-day free trial.
UFC Fight Pass
The first UFC Fight Night 134 preliminary fight card begins at 10:30 A.M. EST and can be watched online with UFC Fight Pass on UFC.TV. It’s a subscription service which offers one-month, six-month and 12-month subscription options to Fight Pass. Alternatively, we suggest starting a free trial which expires in 30 days. The other preliminary fights will air on Fox Sports 1 starting at 12:00 P.M.
Mobile users are able to watch the first preliminary card on the free UFC app (iTunes Store| Google Play Store). Watching it on the app this way requires a UFC Fight Pass subscription. See above for more information on that.
Fox Sports GO app
Similarly, mobile user can watch the second preliminary card but this time using the Fox Sports GO app (iTunes Store | Google Play Store | Amazon Store | Windows). You’ll need a cable subscription though, like you would watching it on your desktop.
Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for Sling TV’s free 7-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within seven days, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer or mobile device to start watching.
MMAStreams via Reddit
Your other option is to visit MMAStreams on Reddit to see if you can find a stream for this event.
UFC Fight Night 134 Fight Card
Main Card (2:00 P.M. EST on Fox Sports 1)
Light Heavyweight: Maurício Rua vs. Anthony Smith
Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Corey Anderson
Middleweight: Vitor Miranda vs. Abu Azaitar
Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura vs. Stefan Struve
Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. David Zawada
Lightweight: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Marc Diakiese
Prelims (12:00 P.M. EST on Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight: Nick Hein vs. Damir Hadžović
Welterweight: Emil Weber Meek vs. Bartosz Fabiński
Featherweight: Khalid Taha vs. Nad Narimani
Light Heavyweight: Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakić
Prelims (10:30 A.M. EST on UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight: Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez
Light Heavyweight: Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stošić
Bantamweight: Damian Stasiak vs. Liu Pingyuan