UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez LIVE Play-by-Play Commentary, Results and Discussion

Ultimate Fighting Championship will travel overseas to Australia with a stacked UFC 110 fighting card. Experienced Minotauro Nogueira will square off against the relentless Cain Velasquez for a shot at the UFC Heavyweight Title, as the legendary PRIDE Champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva will go to war against Michael “The Count” Bisping.

Veterans Mirko “CroCop” Filipovic, Keith Jardine and Joe “Daddy” Stevenson will all be on the main card of the event. UFC 110 will take place on Sunday, February 21, in Sydney, Australia at the Acer Arena. The event will mark the UFC’s first trip to Australia. The main card takes place at 2:00 pm in Sydney to cater to the U.S timezone, meaning that this event takes place at the regular U.S. time

LowKick.com community predictions, according to the Daily Poll UFC 110 Special:

Minotauro Nogueira 64% (604 votes) vs. Cain Velasquez 36% (341 votes)
Wanderlei Silva 72% (882 votes) vs. Michael Bisping 28% (336 votes)
Joe Stevenson 65% (311 votes) vs. George Sotiropoulos 35% (164 votes)
Ryan Bader 55% (548 votes) vs. Keith Jardine 45% (440 votes)


Preliminary card results:

James Te Huna def. Igor Pokrajac via TKO – Round 3, 3:26
C.B. Dollaway def. Goran Reljic via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Chris Lytle def. Brian Foster via Submission (knee-bar) – Round 1, 1:41
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Stephan Bonnar via TKO (cut) – Round 3, 1:04

Mirko Filipovic def. Anthony Perosh
via TKO (Cut) Round 2 5:00
Round 1: The fight is underway with Cro Cop looking in a very good shape. He chases Perosh around The Octagon, as “The Hippo” decides to take the Croatian to the ground. Filipovic shows a good takedown defense against the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. They are up on their feet with Cro Cop connecting with some very good jabs; rocked Perosh constantly tries to pull guard. Cro Cop drops Perosh time after time, and it looks like the bloodied Australian has nothing to offer in this fight, except of his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills. Perosh wobbling and looks half-out. Very good round for Mirko Cro-Cop, a clear 10-9.
Round 2: Second round opens in a pretty same game of chess; Cro Cop dominates with his polished striking and Perosh trying to pull guard. Filipovic looks a little bit tired, what gives Perosh an opportunity to land some surprising jab-body shot combinations. Mirko Cro Cop looks for a knockout punch here, but he is exhausted and frustrated from the constant takedown attempts by “The Hippo”. Mirko Cro Cop delivers a devastating elbow that cuts Perosh’s nose bridge… The referees are looking into it and Herb Dean gives Anthony Perosh an opportunity to decide if he wants to continue….. He continues. Exhausted Cro Cop Ground-and-Pounds Anthony Perosh who is saved by the bell. The doctors decide to stop the fight due to the severe cut on Anthony Perosh’s face. Another lackluster performance by Mirko Cro Cop.
Ryan Bader def. Keith Jardine
via KO, Round 3 2:10
Round 1: The fight is underway with Jardine moving around in his usual unorthodox stance, as Bader looks very balanced and sticks to a traditional techniques. Bader is clearly looking to knockout Jardine here, with some vicious overhand attempts. Jardine is very active with his movement and is looking to pick Bader around. Ryan Bader manages to take down Keith Jardine, who has blood pouring out of the top of his head. Good ground-and-pound by “Darth” from half-guard. Jardine meanwhile shows very good ground skills in defending Bader’s attempts to improve his guard position. Josh Rosenthal decides to stand them up. A very close round, but I will give it 10-9 to Ryan Bader.
Round 2: Both fighters have very aggressive stand-up techniques. It looks like Jardine begins to control the pace in the second round, as he continues his fast moving around The Octagon and connects with a few jabs. Ryan Bader tries some takedown attempts, but Keith Jardine manages to sprawl it out. Dean of Mean is in full control of this fight right now. Ryan Bader looks tired and frustrated as Jardine manages to defend all of his takedown attempts. Wonderful round by the Greg Jackson product – a clear 10-9.
Round 3: Keith Jardine continues to control the pace. Ryan Bader looks exhausted with poor takedown attempts that Jardine defends with a simple sprawl. None of the fighters connect just yet, but it looks like The Dean of Mean will take a decision victory here. Bader and Jardine begin to trade near the fence as Bader lands a flying knee and a vicious right hook that knocks Jardine clean out! Robbie Lawler style here. Bader was very close to lose a decision, but thanks to his explosiveness he managed to pull out this victory out of nowhere.
George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Stevenson
via Unanimous Decision
Round 1: Fight opens up with both fighters measuring the jab distance. Sotiropoulos has a clear reach advantage and a home Australian crowd behind him. Joe Stevenson manages to take Sotiropoulos down, but with Sotiropolous in full guard. Daddy Stevenson has to be very careful with George Sotiropoulos’ BJJ, as the Australian passes to the half-guard. Sotiropoulos is the more aggressive fighter here, with Stevenson strugling to hold him back. Wonderful round so far! Out of nowhere Stevenson tries a D’arc Choke, but Sotiropoulos somehow manages to survive. Sotiropoulos tries a reversed guard Kimura and this time it is Stevenson who survives. W-O-W. 10-9 Sotiroploulos.
Round 2: Australian crowd is chanting from joy. Stevenson and Sotiropoulos look calmed down and this time they manage their strength in a stand-up dimension. George Sotiropoulos looks very aggressive thanks to his reasonable reach advantage. Stevenson manages to takedown Sotiropoulos, who tries Gogoplata….. now he changes it to Omoplata, with Stevenson’s hand trapped. “Daddy” survives the ground onslaught for another time. Extraordinary rubber guard techniques by the local hero George Sotiropoulos! Anaconda choke…. Stevenson saved by the bell. Another terrific round, 10-9 Sotiropoulos.
Round 3: Joe Stevenson knows he has to win this deciding round. Stevenson looks to have a better physical condition here, as the tired Sotriopoulos being a little sloppy with his striking. Stevenson tries to score points with takedown attempts, but knockout seems to be the only way for the American to win this fight. Stevenson finally manages to take down Sotiropoulos, but fails to do much damage on the ground. Exhausted Sotiropoulos goes with everything he has on the ground, but without much effect. Fantastic fight that will go probably to the judges score. Sotiropoulos controled the pace both on the feet and on the ground – but it is the judges who decide…. 30-27 Sotiropoulos. Good decision!
Wanderlei Silva def. Michael Bisping
via Unanimous Decision
Round 1: They shake hands and this fight is underway! Both fighters look cautious measuring the striking distance. Bisping looks a little aggressive with his striking and looks to have a clear Octagon control. The Count works according to his gameplan and succeeds in his takedown attempt. Wanderlei Silva manages to get up. Bisping looks in an excellent shape here after he takes Silva down for another time. Bisping connects with a good cross and a high kick that was just one inch away from possibly knocking Silva out! Wanderlei Silva responds with a classic Chute Boxe onslaught, but Bisping manages to survive. Silva rocks Bisping, who is saved by the bell. Despite the late control by The Axe Murderer, it is a good 10-9 round for Michael Bisping.
Round 2: It looks like Wanderlei Silva’s early patience pays off. Bisping looks a little bit exhausted as Wanderlei Silva damages him with some a good upper cut that followed by a successive takedown. Bisping is looking to damage Silva with kicks, but Wanderlei is the one who connects with his striking. Great takedown by Bisping, but he fails for another time to hold Silva back. Silva is looking to knockout Michael Bisping who continues to use kicks as his main weapon. Michael Bisping takes Wanderlei Silva down, straight to a vicious Guillotine Choke…. Silva holds it with everything he has, but Bisping manages to survive. Fantastic 10-9 round for The Axe Murderer!
Round 3: Both fighters look exhausted. Michael Bisping is still hurt by Silva’s second round Guillotine Choke. No takedown attempts from Bisping… it is an all-out war right now! Michael Bisping looks like a more aggressive fighter here, with some good kicks and striking combos. Bisping accidentally kicks Silva in the groin, as The Axe Murderer takes time to recover. Wanderlei Silva has to be more aggressive if he wants to win this fight. Michael Bisping is too concentrated on his kicks, as Wanderlei Silva rocks Michael Bisping…. it looks like Josh Rosenthal is about to stop the fight, but it is the bell that saves Bisping for another time. This fight ends with Wanderlei Silva celebrating his yet unannounced victory. The judges score a 30-27 Unanimous Decision victory for Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. Good performance!
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
via TKO, Round 1 2:20
Round 1: The fight begins with Nogueira and Velasquez trading punches right off the bat. Minotauro looks to have a better boxing than Cain Velasquez, who uses low and high kicks as his main tool to keep Nogueira at the distance. Velasquez looks very explosive, as usual, but no takedown attempt so far. Cain Velasquez rocks Nogueira with a vicious right hand! Nogueira knocked clean out! W-O-W! Huge right hand hits the chin of Minotauro Nogueira, and Herb Dean has no choice but to stop this fight. That is a big title shot statement by Cain Velasquez.

60 Comments

  1. Profile photo of Krogan

    Krogan

    February 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I agree with all but Stevenson fight, I think it will be other way around.

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    UnderdogGreatness

    February 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Ben Rothwell WINS by TKO Round 3
    Ryan Bader WINS by Decision
    Joe Stevenson WINS by Submission Round 2
    Wanderlei Silva WINS by TKO Round 2
    Nogueira WINS by Submission Round 3

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    grapplure

    February 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    wand by ko
    cro cop by tko
    bader by tko
    stevenson by tko
    nog by submission

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    thefuryy

    February 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Ben Rothwell WINS by Ground&Pound; Round 2
    Keith Jardine WINS by TKO Round 3
    Joe Stevenson WINS by KO Round 1
    Wanderlei Silva WINS by TKO Round 2
    Cain Velasquez WINS by Ground&Pound; Round 2

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    IStink

    February 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Ben Rothwell WIN by UD
    Bader 1st round tko
    Stevenson 2nd round tko
    Bisping SD
    Relji? 2 round tko
    Velasquez 2 round tko

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    Anton Gurevich

    February 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Velasquez – TKO first
    Wanderlei Silva – Decision
    Sotiropoulos – Submission
    Keith Jardine – Decision
    CroCop – KO (kick)

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    Ninja

    February 18, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Cro Cop wins by tko
    Bader wins by decision
    Stevenson wins by sub
    Wandy wins by ko
    Nog wins by sub

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    Anton Gurevich

    February 19, 2010 at 12:07 am

    why no one bets on Sotiropolous….
    I think that with home crowd advantage and an extremely good BJJ,
    he will submit Stevenson – who tends to fail mentally.

    Just an opinion tho…

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    UrHype

    February 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I got
    Nog—————————— TKO 2nd or 3rd poss. dec.
    Wanderlei Silva ————– Decision or TKO
    Steveson————————Decision
    Keith Jardine —————– Decision or TKO
    CroCop ———————— KO or TKO (please Crocop save yourself)
    Dollaway———————–on the fence here really

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    UrHype

    February 19, 2010 at 2:02 am

    oh well none of us are sure lol, Im a bit better with the bigger names usually

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    ston3pony

    February 19, 2010 at 2:38 am

    How many years has it been since CroCop delivered a significant kick? Cain was smashing Rothwell in the face with a hundred clean undefended shots to the face, over and over, and they didn’t bother him. If CroCop doesn’t look a LOT better than he has, he’s going to lose.

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    ston3pony

    February 19, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Cain: TKO…
    Ground and pound. Elite wrestling > elite JJ.

    Wand: T/KO…
    Bispbing will try to keep his chin tucked this time, but Wand throws a hundred power bombs for every heavy-right that Dan throws.

    Stevenson: T/KO
    He will be able to use his wrestling to dictate this fight. Sotiropoulos does not have the hands to force Joe in to a ground fight.

    Bader: T/KO or submission…
    You can’t underestimate Jardine, but his chimp-fu will not be effective against such a powerful and technical wrestler.

    Rothwell: T/KO (ground and pound)…
    As much as I like CroCop, he’s not what he used to be… He’s still driven and passionate, said he was suicidal after his last loss. It’s just a different sport in the cage, and it’s a different sport without the juice. Cain was smashing Rothwell in the face over and over and over with perfectly clean shots to the jaw, and Ben was not phased. I think that even if CroCop does land one of his horrible head-kicks, Ben will probably shrug it off. Like Nog did. Ben just has a genetic fluke layer of blubber surrounding his brain or something.

    Reljic: KO (maybe fight of the night)…
    He’s been working his wrestling, and that has been the whole in his game. If he’s learned to sprawl, and if he’s learned to wrestle, the guy will be a force in the UFC.

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    Ninja

    February 19, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Cain isn’t going to tko Nog when people like fedor, cro cop and barnett couldnt do it how is cain going to, only way cain is going to win is by decision but i doubt that nog is probably going to win by submission 2nd round

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    ston3pony

    February 19, 2010 at 4:01 am

    We’ll see. Cain would beat Frank IMO. Just like Frank did to Nog. Just like Henderson did to Nog, despite a big size mismatch there. Heath had Nog out too, he just made the mistake of letting him recover.

    Cain would have more trouble with Hendo than he would with Frank or Nog.

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    UnderdogGreatness

    February 19, 2010 at 5:16 am

    You can’t say that because Nate “the great” beat Demien Maia (lucky but true) he lost to Sonnen and Maia beat Sonnen. You just never know.

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    Ninja

    February 19, 2010 at 5:42 am

    henderson didnt finish nog, in their first fight henderson won via split decision and second fight henderson by armbar and the only reason frank finished him is cause he had staph infection, so i dont think cain is going to be able to finish nog

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    ston3pony

    February 19, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Maia beat Sonnen because he’s got the best JJ in all of MMA, and Sonnen was not as good as he is now. That fight ended in quite a fluke really, the way the take-down landed in a triangle was very lucky on Maia’s part. I doubt Maia would win the rematch.

    Also, nobody ever dominated Nate the way that Chael did.

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    ston3pony

    February 19, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I think it’s clear that Cain is much more athletic than Frank (and nog). Frank and Nog have beautiful JJ, great technique, they don’t have anything close to Cain’s pure physical ability, his athleticism. Neither can they maintain the pace that Cain can. He’s got the best cardio in the HW division, likely the best stamina ever in the HW division. That’s tough for someone to face a wrestler who dictate a fight like that.

    Heath had him knocked out and let him off the hook. And Grandpa Couture took him to a decision. I think Cain has got it.

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    Rane

    February 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    predictions
    wand by ko
    cro cop by tko
    bader by Decision
    stevenson by Decision
    Nog by Split Decision

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    Rory Kernaghan

    February 21, 2010 at 12:22 am

    i think Mirko by KO,Nog by sub,bader by tko,stevenson dec,and im not sure about wandy and bisping,im a big wand fan but i have a real bad feeling about this one

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    Airpisu

    February 21, 2010 at 5:00 am

    I believe in old school!!!Wand and Cro cop wins by ko.

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    PrideFC

    February 21, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Predictions:
    Wand by deicision
    Crocop by Murder (LHK)
    nogueria by submission

    3-0 PRIDE!

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Surprised cb won, pretty impressive

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    Rory Kernaghan

    February 21, 2010 at 6:09 am

    oh man tko by cut against bonnar unlucky

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    Rory Kernaghan

    February 21, 2010 at 6:30 am

    YES!!!! cro cop is back!!!

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Cro Cop looked good, good win

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    Anton Gurevich

    February 21, 2010 at 6:35 am

    I was somehow disappointed by his performance.
    He gassed out in the middle of the second round. Maybe it is just me tho…

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    Rory Kernaghan

    February 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I dont think anton was impressed though, i watched the fight and he was a bit tired but he was chasing the guy so much lol

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    Rory Kernaghan

    February 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

    jardine looks a bit like Bas

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    Anton Gurevich

    February 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

    He looks like someone I would not invite to my house :)

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Ko for bader, didn’t see that coming, i thought he would win by decision

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    Rane

    February 21, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Bader did get the TKO! LOL!

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    Rane

    February 21, 2010 at 7:06 am

    WOW! Jardines eyes ROLLED all the WAY BACK! Props to Bader! Now, is Jardine in danger of getting cut by the UFC?

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 7:36 am

    George was really really impressive, kind of disappointed by Stevenson decision

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    Anton Gurevich

    February 21, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Sotiropoulos via Submission :)

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    JiuJitsuForever

    February 21, 2010 at 7:40 am

    It wasnt a right hook by Bader, it was a LEFT hook.

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    Anton Gurevich

    February 21, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Bisping comes to Blur’s Song 2…. HERE WE GO!

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    Rane

    February 21, 2010 at 7:46 am

    What a tough break for Stevenson!

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

    YES, Wanderlei won, love the decision, Wand is back

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    ClosetCasey

    February 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Still wish Wanderlei had knocked Bisping out. Oh well, Bisping seems like an ok guy.

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 8:31 am

    holy shit, cain was insane, sucks nog lost really wanted him to win

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    never doubting cain again, that was amazing

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    DocDoom

    February 21, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Wow. Cain by Knockout. Didnt expect that! Great performance by Cain.

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    Rane

    February 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

    WOW! WOW! Cain sure makes a STATEMENT!!!!! Impresive!

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    UNLiMiTED

    February 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

    ……… what did i say… =) velasquez would win 4 sure.

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    adamo2080

    February 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

    good fight card!

    cain valasquez is awesome, think he would beat both mir and carwin to be honest, i was really impressed by him.

    Also, hopefully now people will start respecting bisping as a PERSON and fighter, i know he lost, but it was very close and wanderlei is an mma legend. he was also very respectful and humble. He just needs to hit some weights and work on power now, he has a good skillset.

    bader was impressive aswell, cro cop not so in my opinion, very slow and laboured performance in my opinion, the cro cop of old would have walked through a guy like that in 1 minute. and fair play to perosh showed some good heart.

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    Jizzle11

    February 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    CAIN WHOOPED THAT ASS

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    moots

    February 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Cro cop was NOT exhausted, that is ridiculous. He also wasn’t frustrated. Whoever commentated that doesn’t know what they are talking about.

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    UNLiMiTED

    February 21, 2010 at 8:54 am

    like i been saying. cain was gonna win

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Cain was easily had the most impressive performance in ufc 110, didn’t expect him to ko nog, kinda sucks really wanted nog to win

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    Gabe

    February 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I hope you’re not a betting man…

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    Rane

    February 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Cain definitely earned TKO & fight of the night! WOW! He definitely moved up the ladder with that performance! He fought a beautiful, skillful fight with the low and high kicks! Let alone he outboxed NOG! I think he might of gotten that front kick from Herchel Walker! JAJA!

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    ston3pony

    February 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Frank didn’t look anywhere near that good vs Nog. Frank will lose to Shane, and I think you have to place him 4th in the division. He was going to drop down to light-heavy to avoid Lesnar, then he changed his mind when Lesnar got sick. That muscle is going to be tough to drop, so he might be stuck now, and I don’t see him getting many wins if he is fighting the top-3 top-4 fighters.

    I like Wand at this weight, he just needs to let his hands go like he used to. He’s gun-shy from all his bad KO’s I think.

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    Ninja

    February 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

    i’m happy wand won but i didnt see the nog loss coming hopefully he can bounce back, but really impressed by cain he sould fight dos santos next

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    Akordas

    February 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Very good fights…
    Velasquaz vs Antonio Rodrigo TKO of the night
    Wanderley Silva vs Michael Bisping FIght of the Night

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    Odysseus6

    February 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Bullshit on Cro Cop having a ‘lacklustre’ performance, he had to chase the guy all the time. Any time he did get close to him, he completely smashed him.

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    moots

    February 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Not fight of the night, but certainly KO of the night. Fight of the night imo, didn’t see the prelims, but I think it would go to stevenson/sotiropolous (sp?).

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    moots

    February 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Agree, the ‘commentator’ clearly doesn’t like cro cop – at no point was he exhausted or frustrated, he was clearly advancing closer to victory every step of the match.

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    sambo

    February 21, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Cain was awesome.I wasn’t expecting that.
    The heavyweight division just got a lot more interesting with Cain and Dos Santos moving up the rankings.

    Wanderlei looked good at 185……maybe we’ll get to Silva vs Silva in the near future.

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    UNLiMiTED

    February 22, 2010 at 3:27 am

    mmmmmmm dos santos would lose against cain velasquez.

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