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

Ellenberger and Thompson Collide in July

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Welterweight striking specialists Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger and Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson will meet in the latest matchup to be added to the stacked UFC 189 card in Las Vegas on read news >>

UFC 187: Fights to make for the main card fighters

  • 2 days ago
  • 8 views

Tim B takes a look at who the UFC 187 main card combatants should meet in their next bouts. UFC 187's main card was pretty fantastic. From the flyweight fight all the way through the main event, ther read news >>

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana Signed for TUF 21 Finale

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Michelle Waterson has her first fight booked under the UFC banner as she will meet Angela Magana at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. The UFC made the announcement just 24 hours after announcing that W read news >>

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana Added to TUF 21 Finale

  • 27 days ago
  • 33 views

Newly signed UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson will make her promotional debut at the Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, officials announced late Wednesday evening. read news >>

Champ Demetrious Johnson: My record is going to be very, very hard to break

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

With four finishes in his past five fights, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has a lot to smile about. Even better, he’s now a record-holder in the promotion for the latest submission in a U read news >>

Jon Jones suspended, stripped of title; Daniel Cormier fights Anthony Johnson at UFC 187

  • 28 days ago
  • 47 views

In a bombshell announcement on Fox Sports Live, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Jon Jones has been stripped of his belt, which will now be contested between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson read news >>

Jon Jones Appears in Court, Set to Meet with UFC Brass

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

Jon Jones made his first court appearance on Tuesday and will also meet with UFC brass, including Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. read news >>

Jon Jones to meet with Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta in Albuquerque Tuesday

  • 28 days ago
  • 41 views

UFC president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta flew to Albuquerque, N.M. on Tuesday to meet face-to-face with Jon Jones and his legal team regarding his arrest on Monday on a felony charge of leav read news >>

Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson Signs with the UFC

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (12-4) has signed with the UFC to compete as a strawweight. read news >>