(2/20/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (18 Total):
1. Cain Velasquez - 95.0
2. George Sotiropoulos - 94.4
3. Chris Lytle - 92.9
4. Mirko Filipovic - 92.7
5. Wanderlei Silva - 92.4
6. C.B. Dollaway - 91.9
7. James Te Huna - 91.5
8. Krzysztof Soszynski - 91.4
9. Ryan Bader - 91.4
10. Joe Stevenson - 90.9
UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Elevation: 3,215'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
93.8
Fighters & Matches 90.5
Top 10 Fighters 92.5
TOTAL 91.5
89.1
TKO
(Punches)
13:26
     Te Huna makes a pretty solid UFC debut here, by slamming Pokrajac several times throughout the fight, unleashing some really solid ground & pound, and showing great strength overall. Pokrajac had his moments, where he landed some good shots, but in the end, he was overpowered by Te Huna, and got his ass beat in the third round with some vicious ground & pound, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
89.3
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty great fight. Goran Reljic looked awesome in the first round, kicking the living shit out of Dollaway, and it looked like her hurt his legs pretty badly, so Reljic won that round. The second round, Dollaway took the fight to the ground, beat up Reljic, and won the round. The third round was very close, and Reljic went for a couple of submission attempts, but Dollaway did a good job defending them (including escape a Kimura by blatantly grabbing the cage, which was kind of fucked up). But yeah, overall, great fight. I gave the fight to Dollaway, 29-28, and all 3 judges agreed.
90.2
Submission
(Kneebar)
1:41
      Chris Lytle is one of those guys that I always look forward to watching fight. He doesn't really win ALL the time or anything, but man, he always comes and brings a war. With that being said, Chris Lytle beat up Foster a bit, Foster slammed him, Foster got on his back, Lytle rolled for a kneebar, and broke Foster's leg. BAM! That's how it's done SON! Chris Lytle wins quickly via submission in the first round.
90.9
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
11:04
      Yeah! Soszynski looks like an action figure, so I've been a fan for a while, he also has some badass tattoos. Bonnar is cool too though, but he pretty much got destroyed in this fight. Sozynski's striking was crisp, he fought like an animal, and Bonnar just wasn't able to get anything over on him. Eventually, early in the third round, Bonnar's head got split open like a melon, due to an accidental headbutt, but since Soszynski pretty much dominated the rest of the fight, he wins via TKO due to doctor's stoppage. Good fight!
88.6
TKO
(Doctor Stoppage)
10:00
      It's always a treat watching Mirko kick some ass, but Anthony Perosh? Really? WHO!?! This fight basically consisted of Cro-Cop stalking Perosh like the Terminator, and punching, and punching, and punching him. Eventually, the fight was stopped at the end of the second round, due to a HUGE cut above the right eye of Perosh. Cro-Cop looked pretty awesome, Perosh looked horrible.
89.4
KO
(Punch)
12:10
      Ryan Bader is making his move for a Top 10 Slot, after knocking out Keith Jardine in the third round. The entire fight consisted of Bader controlling Jardine, overpowering him, outstriking him, etc... Jardine had a couple of good leg kicks, but for the most part, this fight was 100% Ryan Bader. He looked good, Jardine just whined about not actually being knocked out, but he went down in an awkward position, so I think it was a good stoppage by the ref.
91.3
Decision
15:00
      Going into this fight, I had George Sotiropoulos ranked as one of the top fighters in the world. He's probably my favorite Jiu-Jitsu fighter in all of MMA, the guy is a MASTER of BJJ. He completely dominated Joe Stevenson the entire fight, showing INSANE grappling skills, which is especially impressive since Joe Stevenson's main strength is his grappling. Overall, this was a great fight.
91.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty legendary matchup, but I think Michael Bisping's ego was a bit too big for his britches in this fight. I gave all 3 rounds to Wanderlei, for coming out like a wild animal, and going for the kill. Bisping had some nice footwork and stuff, but ultimately, barely did any real damage, other than a couple of basic takedowns (one of which landed him in a guillotine choke). So yeah, Wanderlei whooped his ass, and at the end of the third round, Wanderlei NEARLY knocked out Bisping, but Bisping was saved by the bell. Great fight overall.
93.8
KO
(Punches)
2:20
      This fight was nice, quick & clean. The entire fight took place standing, and Nogueira just wasn't able to find his rhythm. Cain's striking looked awesome, and he eventually knocked out Nogueira about halfway through the first round. Cain is calm & brutal. In my personal opinion, Cain is the #1 Heavyweight in the world.
OVERALL 91.5
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