February 20, 2010
UFC 110 Blow By Blow
By NEIL SPRINGER -- QMI Agency
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's debut Down Under sees Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira take on Cain Velasquez in the main of UFC 110.
Also, former PRIDE champion Wanderlei Silva faces TUF winner Michael Bisping.
Live coverage begins here Sat., Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. EST.
BLOW BY BLOW
Mirko (Cro Cop) Filipovic vs. Anthony (The Hippo) Perosh
Filipovic takes octagon conrol and starts walking Perosh down. He tries a head kick, but Perosh avoids it. Perosh goes for a takedown, but Filipovic sprawls and delivers punches to the head. Filipovic steps out.
Perosh with a nice leg kick. Filipovic tags him with a straight left. Perosh tries for another takedown, but Filipovic sprawls. Perosh presses him against the fence, but Filipovic switches out. Perosh is bleeding badly out of hise nose.
Perosh tries for another takedown, but Filipovic sprawls and delivers punches before standing up. Filipovic is completely stalking him now. Perosh connects with a straight right and a left hook. Filipovic delivers a stiff body kick.
Perosh attempts another takedown, but can't get Filipovic to the mat.
Filipovic tags him with an uppercut. Perosh shoots again, but can't get the takedown. Filipovic delivers some punches before standing up again. Filipovic with a nasty body kick. Perosh is connecting with leg kicks, but he attempts another failed takedown.
Filipovic starts unloading with punches on the ground. Perosh spins out, but Filipovic stays on top. He lets Perosh back up. Another failed takedown attempt. Filipovic is fighting very defensively, almost waiting for the shots.
Filipovic throws a huge elbow from the guard and Perosh is bleeding profusely. They stop it to check the cut. The doctor's let Perosh continue.
Filipovic with a big right hook. Filipovic pounces and delivers more punches as the round ends.
The doctor's finally stop the fight between rounds.
Winner: Mirko Filipovic by second-round TKO (cut)
(The Dean of Mean) Keith Jardine vs. Ryan (Darth) Bader
Jardine tries an overhand right, but misses. Bader tags him with a left hook and they clinch on the fence. They break. Bader catches him with an overhand right. And another. Jardine with a left hook. Jardine with a leg kick. Bader with another overhand right and he takes Jardine down.
Bader is in half-guard. They're struggling for positional control. Bader tries some short strikes, but Jardine has control of his head. Jardine grabs double-underhooks and the ref stands them up.
Bader tries an overhand right, but Jardine ducks it. Jardine delivers a leg kick as the round ends.
Bader with a leg kick. Jardine with a nasty leg kick. Bader shoots for a takedown, but Jardine defends. Bader has him pressed on the fence and starts kneeing his leg. Bader tries a wild left hook, but eats a jab. Bader tries another takedown, but can't get it.
Bader has him against the fence and tries to drop for a leg. They separate. Jardine gpess for an overhand right, but can't land it. Bader fails at another takedown attempt. Jardine with a leg kick and Bader is looking frustrated. Jardine trips him with a leg kick, but Bader explodes back to his feet and presses Jardine in the fence.
Bader goes for another takedown, but still can't get it. Jardine tries a leg kick, but Bader checks it. Jardine attempts a straight right. Bader clips him with a right, charges with a flying knee and drops Jardine with a left hook! The ref calls it.
Winner: Ryan Bader by third-round knockout.
Joe (Daddy) Stevenson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Sotiropoulos takes octagon control and tries a straight right. Stevenson comes back with a double-jab. Sotiropoulos shoots for a single-leg takedown, but Stevenson pulls him up into a clinch. Sotiropoulos forces him down and falls into Stevenson's guard.
Sotiropoulos passes to half-guard. Sotiropoulos is working to pass, but Stevenson has him trapped in the lockdown. Sotiropoulos postures up and delivers some punches. They scramble and Sotiropoulos dives into side-control. Stevenson tries for an arm-triangle choke, but Sotiropoulos pops out and takes the mount.
Steveson scrambles, but takes side-control again. He switches to north-south and goes for an armbar. Sotiropoulos gives up and takes the mount as the round ends.
Stevenson with an inside leg kick. He delivers an overhand right, but Sotiropoulos almost trips him with a leg kick. Stevenson with another inside leg kick. Sotiropoulos catches him with a left-right-combo.
Sotiropoulos delivers a stiff overhand right. He follows with a straight body punch. Stevenson misses a left hook and Sotiropoulos tags him with a left-right.
Stevenson takes him down, but Sotiropoulos immediately works the rubber-guard. Sotiropoulos tries an omoplata. Sotiropoulos flattens him, but Stevenson pops his arm out. That was close.
Sotiropoulos has Stevenson in his guard. He tries an armbar now. Stevenson gets out and rolls for an ankle lock. Sotiropoulos escapes and tries an anaconda choke as the round ends.
Sotiropoulos tags him with a left-hook. Stevenson tries a leg kick, but Sotiropoulos catches it and takes him down. They clinch on the fence, but Sotiropoulos throws him down. They stand up and separate.
Stevenson lands a nice left hook. He shoots, but Sotiropoulos sprawls. Sotiropoulos is working for a choke, but gives up on it. Stevenson finally gets the takedown and takes half-guard. Sotiropoulos takes him back to full-guard. Stevenson eats two upkicks as he stands. Stevenson gets another takedown.
Winner: George Sotiropoulos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wanderlei (The Axe Murderer) Silva vs. Michael (The Count) Bisping
Bisping tries a head kick, but misses. Silva with one of his own, but Bisping blocks it. Silva with a leg kick. Bisping gets a takedown, but is back up right away. Silva blocks a kick and counters with a left hook. Bisping with another takedown, but Silva gets back up.
Silva with a stiff straight-right. Silva delivers a nice leg kick. And another. Bisping land a big straight right. Silva lands a left hook. Bisping misses a takedown attempt and eats a glancing left hook. Silva rocks him with a stiff left hook as the round ends.
Silva lands an inside leg kick. He delivers another, almost buckling Bisping. Silva catches a body kick and trips Bisping. He starts throwing wildly, but Bisping is defending well. Silva lands some elbows to the body. He kicks Bisping in the body as he stands up.
Silva with another inside leg kick. Bisping shoots and slams Silva. Silva scrambles and gets back to his feet. Nice jab from Bisping. Silva almost catches him with a wild right. Silva delivers another inside leg kick.
Bisping shoots for a takedown, but Silva catches him in a guillotine choke. The round ends.
Silva lands a leg kick to start. He delivers another. Nice left hook by Bisping. Another leg kick from Silva. And again. Silva catches him with a hard straight right. Bisping lands an accidental low blow.
Body kick from Bisping, but Silva follows with a leg kick. Silva blocks a takedown attempt and delivers a leg kick. Silva defends against another takedown attempt. He lands a stiff body kick. Now Bisping catches him with an eye poke.
Silva tags him with a right hook. Now with a straight right. Silva catches a body kick attempt and trips him down again. Silva with a leg kick again. Silva drops him with a huge right. He pounces, but the round ends.
Winner: Wanderlei Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Antonio Rodrigo (Minotauro) Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez
Velasquez tries a leg kick and tags Nog with a left. He tries a head kick, but Nog catches him with a jab. Velasquez delivers a stiff flurry of punches, but Nog just takes it. Velasquez lands a couple more leg kicks. Velasquez tags him with another punch flurry.
Velasquez delivers another leg kick. Velasquez catches Nog with a huge right hook. Nog drops and Velasquez unloads! The ref stops it.
Winner: Cain Velasquez by first-round knockout.
- James Te Huna def. Igor Pokrajac by third-round TKO (strikes)
- C.B. Dollaway def. Goran Reljic by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Chris Lytle def. Brian Foster by first-round submission (knee-bar)
- Krzysztof Soszynski def. Stephan Bonnar by third-round TKO (cut -- however, the cut was due to an accidental head-butt. Bonnar will likely dispute the decision.)
- Mirko Filipovic def. Anthony Perosh by second-round TKO (cut)
- Ryan Bader def. Keith Jardine by first-round KO (punch)
- George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Wanderlei Silva def. Michael Bisping by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by first-round KO (punches)