One-time lightweight title challenger Joe Stevenson will meet George Sotiropoulos in a featured matchup at UFC 110 on Feb. 21 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Half a dozen bouts are now official for the promotion’s debut Down Under.

Stevenson will carry a two-fight winning streak into the match. A veteran of 41 bouts, the 27-year-old last appeared in October, when he struck Spencer Fisher into submission with a series of elbows from the top position. Stevenson, now training at Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts in Albuquerque, N.M., holds other notable victories against “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 winner Nate Diaz, American Top Team’s Gleison Tibau and former two-division Deep champion Dokonjonosuke Mishima. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, he has delivered nearly half (15) of his 31 career wins by submission.

The 32-year-old Sotiropoulos, an emerging threat at 155 pounds, has finished all four of his opponents inside the Octagon. A semi-finalist on Season 6 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” he submitted Jason Dent with a second-round armbar at UFC 106 last month. Sotiropoulos has not tasted defeat since being disqualified for an illegal groin strike against Shinya Aoki more than three years ago.

A heavyweight showdown pairing Brazilian legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against the undefeated Cain Velasquez will headline UFC 110, along with a middleweight battle between Wanderlei Silva and Michael Bisping. In addition, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 winner Ryan Bader will lock horns with Keith Jardine in a 205-pound tilt, and 2006 Pride open weight grand prix winner Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will square off with Ben Rothwell at heavyweight.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez
Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael Bisping
Joe Stevenson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Ryan Bader vs. Keith Jardine
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Ben Rothwell
Elvis Sinosic vs. Chris Haseman
* Goran Reljic vs. CB Dollaway
* Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
* James Te Huna vs. Igor Pokrajac

* Rumored

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 73 results: Uriah Hall, Dustin Ortiz among winners

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC Fight Night 73 televised fights featured three decent bouts and one dud. The UFC Fight Night 73 broadcast moved from Fight Pass to Fox Sports 1 for four bouts, and three of them delivered. On read news >>

Lightweights Kevin Lee, Leonardo Santos set to meet at UFC 194

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 views

On a day when fights are being booked left and right, a lightweight bout between surging Brazilian Leonardo Santos and Kevin Lee has been made official for UFC 194 on Dec. 12. The Las Vegas Review-Jo read news >>

Ronda Rousey's 5 First-Round Wins in Title Fights Makes UFC History

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Fact: Ronda Rousey's five first-round wins in title fights are the most in UFC history. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, prese read news >>

The Impossible Task: Meet the Fighter Who Could Beat UFC Champion Ronda Rousey

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

The latest chapter in the Ronda Rousey story took just 34 seconds, a furious blitz ending in a right hand to the temple that turned poor Bethe Correia's lights out. For pay-per-view buyers, that's $1 read news >>

UFC's Dana White announces Antonio Rodrigo 'Minotauro' Nogueira's retirement

  • 28 days ago
  • 44 views

The UFC president unilaterally announced that he was through promoting fights featuring the Brazilian legend and offered Nogueira a career with the organization. UFC president Dana White announced th read news >>

Dana White 'done' giving Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fights, will offer him UFC job

  • 28 days ago
  • 59 views

RIO DE JANEIRO – UFC President Dana White said fans have seen the last of former PRIDE and interim UFC champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira inside the octagon. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, V read news >>

Jake Shields outraged at Rousimar Palhares: ‘What he did was absolutely blatant cheating'

  • 28 days ago
  • 26 views

LAS VEGAS -- Jake Shields knew what he was getting into when he signed up to fight Rousimar Palhares at World Series of Fighting 22, but what transpired Saturday night was even beyond what he could'v read news >>

UFC 190: Results and Reactions from Biggest Fights on Rousey vs. Correia Card

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

Ronda Rousey retained her bantamweight championship and improved her record to 12-0 Saturday night at UFC 190 in what's become typical Rousey-fight fashion: unsparing, unrelenting and under a minute. read news >>

UFC 190 Results: Winners with Most Impressive Fights on Rousey vs. Correia Card

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

If you stayed up to watch the entirety of UFC 190 from start to finish, you deserve a piece of the "Performance of the Night" bonus. Sunday's pay-per-view card achieved the toxic combination of being read news >>

Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort Trilogy Fight Signed for Sao Paulo in November

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will run it back. The two MMA veterans will clash in November in Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC Fight Night 78 will be the event on November 7. The two first met in PRIDE 32 i read news >>