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Despite a few last minute alterations to the rest of the
fight card, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez will still square off
in the main event of UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez at Acer Arena in Sydney.
The fight takes place Sunday in Australia, but Saturday in the U.S. due to the
Michael Bisping and Wanderlei Silva may have gotten the loudest reaction from
the Australian crowd when they hit the scales. As soon as Silva made 185 pounds,
UFC president Dana White immediately stepped in to stop him and opponent
Michael Bisping from engaging too much during the staredown, but it didn’t stop
the Brit from yelling at the former Pride champion.
Meanwhile, Nogueira and Velasquez also looked fierce as they stared each other
down, knowing that the winner could be in line for a title shot later this
"This fight right now in my career means everything to me," said
Velasquez after weighing in. "All the hard work I put in, it’s just paying
off and I just want to keep getting better and better. Nogueira’s always been
at the top and that’s where I want to be."
Always a calm look on his face, former Pride and UFC heavyweight champion
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira gave the Australian fans a big smile as he made a few
comments after coming in on weight.
"It’s going to be a big fight tomorrow, for sure. I know he’s a young guy,
upcoming guy, he’s hungry," Nogueira stated. "I’ve got a lot of
experience to stop this guy and I’m going to try to use it all tomorrow."
Main Bouts (On Pay-Per-View):
-Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (106k/234lbs) vs. Cain Velasquez (110k/242 ½lbs)
-Wanderlei Silva (84k/185lbs) vs. Michael Bisping (84k/185lbs)
-Joe Stevenson (70k/154lbs) vs. George Sotiropoulos (70k/154lbs)
-Keith Jardine (93k/205lbs) vs. Ryan Bader (93k/205lbs)
-Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic (106k/234lbs) vs. Anthony Perosh
Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Stephan Bonnar (93k/205lbs) vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (93k/205lbs)
-Chris Lytle (77k/170lbs) vs. Brian Foster (78k/171lbs )
-Goran Reljic (84k/185lbs) vs. C.B. Dollaway (84k/185lbs)
-Igor Pokrajac (205lbs) vs. James Te Huna (93k/205lbs)
CANCELLED DUE TO INJURY:
-Elvis Sinosic vs. Chris Haseman