UFC: Minotauro and Wand on same card

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially confirmed the main events for UFC 110, marking the promotion’s debut in Australia, on February 22nd. As was widely publicized, Rodrigo Minotauro is to face Cain Velasquez and Wanderlei Silva will have Michael Bisping across the octagon from him.

While Minotauro hopes a win will set him up for a shot at the heavyweight belt – Dana White has already confirmed the winner of the bout will have that right –, Wand tries to solidify his position in the organization once and for all, as he has suffered two setbacks in a row. Other fights to feature on the card for Sydney are Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs Ben Rothwell and Ryan Bader vs Keith Jardine.

It is worth remembering that Cain, as GRACIEMAG.com published a few weeks back, is not just a dangerous striker but a No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu world champion, having won the absolute blue belt division. Mino, beware!

Rematch

Another intriguing matchup brewing is in fact a rematch penned in for the February UFC 109 event, to be held in Las Vegas. Coming off a win over Jacob Volkmann, Paulo Thiago is set to face Josh Koscheck  for the second time, having knocked out the top-ranked welterweight in his Octagon debut, at UFC 95.

Minotauro refreshes body and soul in ice bath, after Natural Gymnastics session, in a photo from GRACIEMAG archives

Minotauro refreshes body and soul in ice bath, after Natural Gymnastics session, in a photo from GRACIEMAG archives

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