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.
Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cain
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
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