The first meeting between light heavyweights Stephan Bonnar and Krzysztof Soszynski, which was featured on Saturday’s UFC 110 preliminary card, ended in controversy after an accidental headbutt in the final round gashed Bonnar and forced the fight to be stopped.
While replays clearly showed a headbutt caused the cut, the fight’s referee ruled Soszynski cut Bonnar with a punch and declared him the winner by third-round TKO, rather than declaring a no contest or the judges issuing a decision based on the two completed rounds.
At the post-UFC 110 press conference, Bonnar and Soszynski both said they’d like an immediate rematch.
“I’m pissed off,” Bonnar said. “I’d love a rematch.”
“I agree with Stephan,” Soszynski added. “If the UFC wants it, and the fans want it, I think we should finish what we started.”