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UFC 110 – Nogueira vs. Velasquez DVD (2 Discs)

July 3, 2010   ·   0 Comments


UFC 110 – Nogueira vs. Velasquez DVD (2 Discs)

DVD review by Gary Graham

James Te-Huna vs Igor Pokrajac (Light Heavyweight)

Round 1 – Pokrajac takes down Te-Huna straight awat, Te-Huna turns and gets a top mount.  Pokrajac defends well Te-Hunas attempts at ground and pound.  The ref stands both fighters up. Pokrajac lands a couple of combos.  Te-Huna catches Pokrajac and takes him to the mat, Te-Huna in full guard and the constant swinging of the hips keeps Pokrajac at bay.

Round 2 Te-Huna slams Pokrajac to the floor and attempts to drop some hammer fists, but Pokrajac defends well.  The ref stands both fighters up.  Pokrajac comes out swinging and rocks Te-Huna. 

Round 3 Again Te-Huna slams Pokrajac to the floor, Pokrajac again defends well.  Te-Huna is not making much of an impact even though on top. Again the ref stands both fighters up, this time Te-Huna starts landing some heavy fists and almost knocks Pokrajac clean out, Pokrajac stops defending and the ref stops the fight declaring Te-Huna the winner.

C.B. Dollaway vs. Goran Reljic (Middleweight)

Round 1 – A very tentative start to the fight, Reljic lands a few heavy lower leg kicks, rocking Dollaway.  Dollaway goes on the attack and accidently pokes the eye of Reljic.  Reljic again making contact with those heavy lower leg kicks and switching every now and then to the body.

Round 2 Both fighters stand and exchange kicks, Dollaway mainly with body shots and Reljic again focusing on the lower legs.  Both fighters looking sore after this round.

Round 3 Again both fighters exchange body kicks. Dollaway takes down Reljic.   Reljic looks for the submission, but Dollaway keeps breaking out. The ref stands them both up. Reljic is now looking totally exhausted.

The fight goes the distance and its down to the judges decision.  All 3 judges declare Dollaway the winner ( 29 28 )

Chris Lytle vs. Brian Foster (Welterweight)

Round 1 Loads of heavy exchanges to the start of the round, some very nice kicks from Foster.  Foster takes down Lytle, Lytle grabs a leg and locks in an ankle lock forcing Foster to tap.

Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (Light Heavyweight)

Round 1 Soszynski straight into the mai tai clinch.  Bonner accidently pokes the eye of Soszynski, the ref does not stop the fight.  Bonner opened up after a massive exchange of blows. Soszynski pushes forward landing more blows to the swollen bloodied face of Bonner.

Round 2 Toe to toe, both fighter hitting heavy and hard with a barrage of punches and kicks. They get into the clinch and Soszynski tries hard to take down Bonner.  More exchanges of blows to each others heads.  Bonners face is looking very swollen and bloodied.

Round 3 Both fighters clash heads accidently and the blood starts flowing freely from Bonners head, the ref allows them to continue.  The blood is everywhere, both fighters looking like something out of a horror movie.  The ref stops the fight as Bonner can no longer see well enough to fight.  Soszynski gets the TKO win.

Main show review by Dean Parr (www.deanparr.co.uk)

For their first card in the ‘Land Down Under’, the UFC most definitely delivered. On it, a prospect shined, a legend revived his career and a home grown fighter shone.

Top Two Fights Deliver at 110

Cain Velasquez (243lbs) looked outstanding in stopping the tough Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (234lbs) in the main event of Sydney‘s UFC 110.

The standup of the San Jose man was clinical and sharp, as evidenced by good body and leg kicks. The finish of the fight came abruptly when Velasquez landed with a three punch combination accentuated by a right hook which floored ‘Big Nog’. Then, relentless ground and pound ensued until Herb Dean pulled him off after 2:20 of the very first session.

It proved to be a happy reunion between Rafael Cordeiro and Wanderlei Silva, as the Brazilian outpointed Clitheroe’s Michael Bisping in a close affair.

The first was a good round for the Brit (185lbs). He scored with several double-leg takedowns, and allowed the combinations to flow. Wanderlei scored with a flurry at the end, but Bisping dominated proceedings for the rest of the session.

The second was more suited to ‘The Axe Murderer’. He implemented a massive sweep at the start of the session, and secured a deep guillotine which nearly caused Bisping to tap at the end of the round.

The judges were unanimous in ruling the bout 29-28 to the Brazilian, whose excellent performance takes him to 33-10-1 1NC. A more mature, albeit losing Bisping drops to 19-3.

Undercard Results at UFC 110

Australian fans went home happy, as Victoria native George Sotiropoulos (154lbs) beat the tough Joe ‘Daddy’ Stevenson (154lbs) over three rounds. Sotiropoulos was sharp in his standup, and on the ground he was the more aggressive fighter, going for a variety of omoplatas and armbars throughout the battle. He moves to 12-2, whereas his Greg Jackson trained opponent is now 36-11.

Keith Jardine (205lbs) posed Ryan ‘Darth’ Bader (205lbs) a massive test, but ultimately, the TUF winner graduated to the upper echelon of the light heavyweight divison. Bader had a good first, scoring a takedown, keeping top control and landing a couple of overhand rights. Jardine came back in round two with leg kicks and combinations, but all it takes is one punch, as a huge left hook flattened ‘The Dean of Mean’ after 2:10 of the third, taking Bader’s record to 12-0. Jardine drops to 14-8-1.

Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic (234lbs) looked good in forcing a doctor’s stoppage against late replacement Anthony Perosh (216lbs). For two rounds, ‘Cro Cop’ dominated with ‘sprawl ‘n brawl’, and he cut his foe badly with a huge elbow from guard in the second. This resulted in the end of the contest, with the doctor and referee Herb Dean deeming the cut top bad for Perosh, now 10-6, to continue. Filipovic moves to 26-7-2.

Brian Foster (171lbs) started out brightly against Chris Lytle (169lbs), utilising jabs and even a scoop slam to good effect, but a knee bar after 1:41 of the round proved why underestimating the ground game of Lytle is a bad idea. He improves to 38-17-4, while Foster decreases to 13-4.

Stephan Bonnar (205lbs) engaged in a quality scrap with Krzysztof Sozynski (205lbs) only for it to end in controversy. Generally, it was a back and forth stand up war, until the end in the third after a clash of heads cut Bonnar open. The doctor decided he couldn’t continue after 1:04 of the round, taking ‘The Polish Experiment’ to 19-9-1. His foe falls to 11-7.

Overall this was an pretty decent event and again the UFC show they can put on decent fight cards outside the USA


Disc 1

Main Card
Minotauro Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez
Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping
Joe Stevenson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Keith Jardine vs. Ryan Bader
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Anthony Perosh

Preliminary Card
Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Chris Lytle vs. Brian Foster
C.B. Dollaway vs. Goran Reljic
James Te-Huna vs Igor Pokrajac

Disc 2

Bonus Features
UFC 110 Countdown
UFC 110 Fighter Interviews
UFC 110 Weigh In
UFC 110 Behind The Scenes

This DVD is now on sale at www.fightDVD.co.uk and from all good UFC DVD stockists.


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