Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine vs. Ryan "Darth" Bader
Here's another grizzled veteran fight where the up and comer Bader takes on the most awkward fighting style in the UFC in Jardine. Bader loves to ground and pound so he'll be shooting for a leg early but Jardine is a veteran who is hard to take down. If Bader can get Jardine, quite possibly the ugliest UFC fighter, down to the mat this fight will be slow and painful to watch. Jardine swings from everywhere so "Darth" will hope The Force is with him in Australia.
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. "Big" Ben Rothwell
The big question in this fight is what does the famous "Cro Cop" have left in the tank? He was postered by Gonzaga with an infamous head kick that left him out cold before he hit the canvas. He weakly submitted to Kongo after suffering a cracked rib and won a controversial decision over Al-Turk before being destroyed again by Junior Dos Santos. He completely re-vamped his training and is facing a young and energetic Ben Rothwell. Ben punches hard and submits with long limbs so this could be another disappointing evening for Mirko who might just be wrapping up a legendary MMA fighting career with a couple more fights remaining on his contract.
Krysztof "The Polish Experiment" Soszynski vs. Stephan "American Psycho" Bonnar
This fight gets my potential "fight of the night" mention. Bonnar isn't nicknamed "Psycho" for nothing! He is known to bring a lot of energy to any fight with enough holes to get knocked down but a strong enough chin to get back up. He always seems to get cut wide open, so if this fight is too early in the night, everyone stepping in the Octagon afterwards will likely get their feet wet. Soszynski is a mature up and coming fighter who impressed enough on The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 to get into the UFC where he tapped out a couple guys via kimura but recently got decisioned by Brandon "The Truth" Vera. This should be a tough fight that will go the distance if Soszynski is tough enough to hold up to Bonnar's fight pace.
UFC 110 has a bunch of undercard fights with some intriguing match-ups. Young vs. old is the theme so who you're cheering for is likely more related to your own age. Whether it's a passing of the torch or a night of grizzled beatdowns, Australia is in for a great show!