Saturday, February 2, 2019

UFC 110: Australia Welcomes the Octagon

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UFC 110: Noguiera vs. Velasquez – Sydney, Australia – Acer Arena - Feb. 21, 2010

Cain Velasquez earned a shot at Brock Lesnar’s UFC heavyweight title at UFC 110.

Velasquez knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera at 2:20 to improve his record to 8-0. Cain landed a three-punch combo before walloping Big Nog on the mat for the victory.

After losing five of his previous six fights, Wanderlei Silva won a unanimous decision over Michael Bisping. “The Axe Murderer” scored with a pair of big punches in the closing moments.

Australian fans embraced the UFC wholeheartedly, with a first-day sellout crowd of 17,431.

George Sotiropoulos thrilled his Australian countrymen with a unanimous decision over Joe “Daddy” Stevenson.

TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader knocked out Keith Jardine to improve his record to 11-0.

Mirko Cro Cop kicked off the pay-per-view with a win over Sydney native Anthony “The Hippo” Perosh. The doctor stopped the fight after the second round.

On the pre-show, Krzysztof Soszynski knocked heads with Stephan Bonnar in Round 3. The doctor stopped the fight and ruled that Bonnar could not continue.

Chris “Lights Out” Lytle beat Brian Foster by submission to a kneebar at the 1:41 mark.

James Te Huna scored a win for New Zealand, beating Igor Pokrajac by TKO in Round 3. 
C.B. Dollaway handed Goran Reljic his first loss after eight wins, as Dollaway won by unanimous decision.

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