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Bonnar loses UFC 110 appeal over loss to Canadian Soszynski

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TSN.ca Staff
3/10/2010 11:19:13 AM
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Despite being unsatisfied with the fashion in which his UFC 110 bout with Canadian Krzysztof Soszynski ended, Stephan Bonnar was unsuccessful in his attempt to convince the Combat Sports Authority of New South Wales to overturn the decision into a draw.

Bonnar chose to appeal after it was ruled that he lost by technical knockout due to a cut on his forehead, even though it was an accidental headbutt which referee John Sharp mistook for a strike early in the third round that ultimately led to the fight being stopped.

Although controversial, the result put Soszynski (20-10-1) back in the win column after he fell to Brandon Vera at UFC 102.

Bonnar (14-7), who gained fame as the runner-up to Forrest Griffin on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, has now dropped his last three bouts, including a defeat to veteran Mark Coleman, who has since been released from the UFC.

Both Soszynski and Bonnar have also expressed interest in a rematch in order to finish the fight properly.

Krzysztof Soszynski (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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