Results by Brady Crytzer
In the main event of UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez, the young wrecking machine Cain Velasquez knocked out former world heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira in just 2:20 with a devastating three punch combination. Velasquez scored early with two thunderous body punches and, after Nogueira stepped in to engaged, closed the show with a powerful left, right, left combination.
In a three-round shootout Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva was awarded a unanimous decision victory over Michael “The Count” Bisping. While the men traded blows throughout the fight, Silva dropped Bisping with a powerful right with less than ten seconds left in round three. Had the round not ended, it appeared that Bisping would’ve been stopped by the punch. Scores all read the same, 29-28.
In the upset of the night George Sotiropoulos scored a three round unanimous decision over former lightweight title challenger Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. All three judges scored the bout 30-27 in favor of George Sotiropoulos.
In the toughest task of his career Ryan Bader, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 8, scored a third round TKO over veteran warrior Keith Jardine at 2:10 of the third round. Bader hurt Jardine with a right cross and finished him with a strong left hook.
In an impressive performance heavyweight striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic battered Anthony Perosh en route to a third round TKO. After suffering a cut, Perosh was unable to answer the bell signaling round three.
After two rounds of action, the light heavyweight bout between Stephan Bonnar and Krzysztof Soszynski was waived off after a clash of heads. With Bonnar’s head bleeding badly, Soszynski was awarded the TKO victory at 1:04 of the third round. Gritty welterweight veteran Chris Lytle displayed well rounded skills submitting Brian Foster with a wrenching knee bar at 1:41 of the first round. Former TUF 7 finalist C.B. Dolloway handed Goran Reljic the first loss of professional career after scoring a three round unanimous decision. Scorecards all read the same, 29-28. Light heavyweight James Te Huna finished Igor Pokrajac with a vicious series of punches from the top position at 3:26 of the third and final round.