UFC 110

UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Sydney, Australia, at the Acer Arena. The event marked the UFC's first trip to Australia. The main card was scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday in Sydney to cater to the U.S. audience, meaning that this event took place at the regular U.S. time (10:00 pm ET, on Saturday February 20).

The event drew 17,431 fans, a sell out of AU$2.5 million. 400 tickets were also sold to a closed circuit viewing party at the Arena's Ballroom, making the number of total fans inside the building 17,831. The event grossed $540,000 in merchandise sales, breaking the previous record of $498,000 at UFC 83. Total sales topped the previous Acer Arena record held by Iron Maiden. [3]


The long expected bout between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Wanderlei Silva[4] did not take place at this event. Instead, Silva faced Michael Bisping.[5]

A bout between Nate Marquardt and Chael Sonnen which was expected to take place on this card was moved to UFC 109.[6] A bout between Keith Jardine and Rich Franklin had been discussed,[7] but Jardine eventually fought the Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Ryan Bader.

Chris Lytle was expected to face Dong Hyun Kim,[8] but Kim was forced off the card with an injury.[9] Brian Foster stepped in to fight Lytle.

The bout between Elvis Sinosic and Chris Haseman was due to be the first ever all-Australian bout to take place in the UFC.[10] However, on 18th February, a shoulder injury forced Sinosic out of the fight.[11] Additionally, Ben Rothwell was sidelined by an illness, leading to Australian veteran Anthony Perosh stepping in to face Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović.[11]

Tickets for the event sold out on the first day they were available to the general public.[12] It was the second fastest sellout of an event in the history of the UFC, behind UFC 83 (which was the first ever UFC event in Canada).[13] UFC 110 aired live on Australian free-to-air sports channel ONE HD.[14]


Preliminary card

Te-Huna defeated Pokrajac via TKO (strikes) at 3:26 of round 3.
Dollaway defeated Reljic via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Lytle defeated Foster via submission (kneebar) at 1:41 of round 1. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Jardine vs. Bader fight.
Soszynski defeated Bonnar via TKO (cut) at 1:04 of round 3. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Nogueira vs. Velasquez fight.

Main card

Filipović defeated Perosh via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.
Bader defeated Jardine via KO (punch) at 2:10 of round 3.
Sotiropoulos defeated Stevenson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Silva defeated Bisping via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Velasquez defeated Nogueira via KO (punches) at 2:20 of round 1.

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[15]

  • Fight of the Night: United States Joe Stevenson vs. Australia George Sotiropoulos
  • Knockout of the Night: United States Cain Velasquez
  • Submission of the Night: United States Chris Lytle


  1. ^ a b UFC 110's reported attendance qualifies as highest-ever for UFC outside of North America
  2. ^ http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/3/10/1367522/ufc-110-does-weak-ppv-buys
  3. ^ SportsBusiness Journal: UFC Sets Company Merchandise Sales Record in Australia
  4. ^ "Wanderlei Silva confirms rumored UFC 110 headliner with Yoshihiro Akiyama in Australia". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16515/wanderlei-silva-confirms-rumored-ufc-110-headliner-with-yoshihiro-akiyama-in-australia.mma. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Bisping vs. Silva official for "UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez"". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17194/nogueira-vs-velasquez-bisping-vs-silva-official-for-ufc-110-nogueira-vs-velasquez.mma. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Nate Marquardt vs. Chael Sonnen middleweight bout set for UFC 109 (not UFC 110)". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16938/nate-marquardt-vs-chael-sonnen-middleweight-bout-set-for-ufc-109-not-ufc-110.mma. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  7. ^ "Rich Franklin vs. Keith Jardine possible for UFC 110". fiveknuckles.com. http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Rich-Franklin-vs-Keith-Jardine-possible-for-UFC-110.html. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  8. ^ "Dong Hyun Kim vs. Chris Lytle set for UFC 110 in Australia". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16946/dong-hyun-kim-vs-chris-lytle-set-for-ufc-110-in-australia.mma. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  9. ^ "Dong Hyun Kim withdraws from UFC 110; Chris Lytle currently without opponent". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17182/dong-hyun-kim-withdraws-from-ufc-110-chris-lytle-currently-without-opponent.mma. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  10. ^ http://au.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=33009
  11. ^ a b http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=78621
  12. ^ http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=ULTFIGHT10&searchId=316fad9e-0996-4478-b2d3-f27a14e471e4
  13. ^ http://au.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=33009
  14. ^ http://au.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=33993
  15. ^ "UFC 110 bonuses: Sotiropoulos, Stevenson, Velasquez and Lytle earn $50,000 awards". MMAjunkie. February 21, 2010. http://mmajunkie.com/news/18025/ufc-110-bonuses-sotiropoulos-stevenson-velasquez-and-lytle-earn-60000-awards.mma. Retrieved February 21, 2010.