Wow, what a fantastic night of fights at UFC 110. Velasquez beat Nogueira to the punch and finished the fight early, which I did not expect even though I picked Cain to win. He isn't likely to leapfrog to winner of Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin , but I definitely expect him to get a title shot before the year is out.
Wanderlei's gutsy decision win prevented me from sweeping the main card, but credit too him for successfully reinventing himself as a middleweight. It now appears possible that Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama could take place at UFC 115 in Vancouver. That would be a dream fight for most B.C. MMA Fans, myself most definitely included.
I will have more detailed reactions to UFC 110 by Monday morning. By the way, if you haven't checked it out yet, I highly recommend taking in the Olymic atmosphere in down town Vancouver. Simply epic.
UFC 110 QUICK RESULTS
***Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria by TKO, Rd. 1
---Wanderlei Silva def, Micheal Bisping by Unanimous Decision
***Ryan Bader def. Keith Jardine by TKO, Rd. 3
***George Sotiropoulos def. Joe Stevenson via Unanimous Decision
***Mirko Filipovic def. Anthony Perosh via TKO (Cut), Rd. 3
***Krzysztof Soszynski def. Stephan Bonnar via TKO (Cut), Rd. 3
---Chris Lytle def. Brian Foster by Submission (Knee Bar), Rd. 1
---CB Dollaway def. Goran Reljic by Unanimous Decision
***James Te Huna def. Igor Pokrajac by TKO, Rd. 3
*** Correct Picks ---Incorrect Picks
UFC 110 Score: 6 out of 9 correct (%66.7) with successful main-event pick.
My overall prediction record now stands at 159-90 (%63.9) and 21-6 (%77.8) in main events.