Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Bonnar was in typical fighting form even in Australia. He was throwing punches, getting hit by punches, and bleeding early as ‘The Polish Experiment’ Soszynski looked crisp in his standup game. Never one to back up though Bonner kept coming and caught Krzysztof a couple times in a back and forth round. Soszynski, looking more like a Russian mafia kingpin with tattoos covering his body, showed good power though in a fight that clearly could end quickly.
Bonnar came out for the second round loose and ready to throw down some more punishment even though his nose was definitely a little flatter than in the pre-fight introductions. Soszynski seemingly backed off trading with the human piñata and started trying to take Bonnar down to the mat. Both fighters worked the clinch as “the Psycho” Stephan Bonnar is willing to fight anyway his opponent decides to fight. The round wore down as both fighters absorbed damage in a battle of wills.
Soszynski’s first punch in the third round led to a headbutt that cut a huge gash on Bonnar’s forehead. It wouldn’t be a fight with “the Psycho” if there wasn’t huge amounts of blood staining the octagon of course. The ref finally interrupted the fight and the doctor stopped it altogether as the Aussie fans booed the doctor back into hiding. Apparently someone forgot to tell the doctor that Stephan Bonnar bleeds easily and that MMA fans aren’t all that worried about seeing some blood.
Submission of the Night: Chris Lytle for popping Brian Foster’s knee in seconds flat.
Fight of the Night: George Sotiropoulos for upsetting a top contender in Joe Stevenson with a well-balanced attack.