So long Sydney. UFC 110 is in the books and several questions were answered that will shape the futures of of some of MMA‘s legends and rising stars. Mirko Cro Cop proved he’s not quite ready to be “washed up”. Ryan Bader moves into the upper echelon of light heavyweights. George Sotiropoulos makes a huge statement in his native country. The new and improved Wanderlei Silva delivers yet another entertaining fight. And Cain Velasquez is every bit as good as advertised. Your UFC 110 Wrap Up is after the jump.
– James Te Huna def. Igor Pokrajac via TKO at 3:26 of round 3
– CB Dollaway def. Goran Reljic via unanimous decision
– Chris Lytle def. Brian Foster via knee bar submission at 1:41 of round 1
– Krzysztof Soszynski def. Stephan Bonnar via TKO (cut) at 1:04 of round 3
– Mirko Cro Cop def. Anthony Perosh via TKO (cut) at end of round 2
– Ryan Bader def. Keith Jardine via KO at 2:10 of round 3
– George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Stevenson via unanimous decision
– Wanderlei Silva def. Mike Bisping via unanimous decision
– Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via KO at 2:20 of round 1
– Fight of the Night: Joe Stevenson and George Sotiropoulos, $50,000 each
– Submission of the Night: Chris Lytle, $50,000
– Knockout of the Night: Cain Velasquez
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– In the post-fight press conference, Dana White said that Cain Velasquez has proven he deserves a title shot – and will get that shot should the winner of Mir/Carwin not be able to go this summer against Brock Lesnar.
– As predicted here on Heavy.com, rumblings of a title shot for George Sotiropoulos began as soon as his fight was over in Sydney. Dana White added, “If he continues at the pace he’s on now, I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw him in a title fight within the next year.”
– Dana White also added that an event in Melbourne and an Australian version of The Ultimate Fighter were being considered.
– Keith Jardine’s loss to Ryan Bader is this third loss in a row. The TUF alum has lost four of his last five and five of his last seven fights.
– Speaking of losing streaks, Stephan Bonnar’s loss was his third in a row. He, too, has lost five of his last seven fights. To Bonnar’s credit, the fight was most likely even before it was stopped due to a cut.
– Known for his stand and bang style, surprisingly most of Chris Lytle’s wins in MMA have come via submission. He has 18 submission victories compared to only 4 by knockout.
– Not that his job was in jeopardy, but Wanderlei Silva got a much needed win. He had lost five of six coming into UFC 110.
– Dana White hinted at a Wanderlei’s next opponent saying that Yoshihiro Akiyama has voiced his desire to fight Silva. When asked who he wanted to fight next, Silva was quick to respond with “Akiyama.”
– Krzysztof Soszynski has now fought for the UFC 5 times in just over 14 months, going 4-1 in that span.