The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its first appearance in Australia on Sunday at the Acer Arena in Sydney. The promotion handed out its usual post-fight awards with each winner taking home a healthy $50,000 bonus.
Cain Velasquez captured the Knockout of the Night bonus, moving from rising contender to the next in line for a title shot behind the winner of Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin. He floored Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with a right hook-left hook combination that earned him his eighth victory with no defeats.
Home country hero George Sotiropoulos earned one of the biggest wins of his career with a dominating performance over perennial UFC title contender Joe Stevenson. Their performance was enough to earn them each a Fight of the Night bonus.
Chris Lytle scored the Submission of the Night with his knee bar of H.I.T. Squad fighter Brian Foster. The bout was part of the preliminary fight card, but with no five-round bouts on the roster, made its way to the pay-per-view portion of the event.
UFC 110 POST-FIGHT AWARDS:
Fight of the Night:
–Joe Stevenson and George Sotiropoulos
Knockout of the Night:
Submission of the Night: