Elvis Sinosic returns to the Octagon at UFC 110.

“The King of Rock and Rumble” Elvis Sinosic (8-11-2) is scheduled to return to the Octagon on Feb. 21 to face fellow Aussie Chris “The Hammer” Haseman (20-16-0) in a rematch at UFC 110 at Acer Arena is Sydney, Australia. It will be the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first foray into “The Land Down Under.”

The match-up, announced by the Brisbane Times on Thursday, will give Sinosic the opportunity to settle a score that goes all the way back to 1997 when the two first fought at “Caged Combat 1: Australian Ultimate Fighting” (you would get sued for that name today). Haseman won via first round submission. The technique he used? Fight Finder states: “chin to the eye.”

Sinosic’s first fight in the UFC took place just after the Zuffa takeover, at UFC 30, in 2001. He fought Jeremy Horn and submitted him with a triangle armbar. Unfortunately, even though Sinosic fought six more times for the UFC, that was his only win inside the Octagon.

Sinosic has not competed professionally since 2007, but he made it clear to us at ProMMA.info in an interview last November that he was not retired. He had some fights fall through, and he has been running his academy, Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts.

Fedor vs. Haseman in Japan 2002.

Haseman is also a UFC veteran, having fought Evan Tanner at UFC 38 in July 2002.  Haseman went the distance with Tanner, but ended up losing a unanimous decision. Remaining relatively inactive, Haseman has only fought four times since.

In Feb. 2002, Haseman had the unique privilege of getting knocked out by the man himself, Fedor Emelianenko, in the first round of the “Rings: World Title Series Grand Final” main event in Tokyo, Japan (see fight video). Just four months later, Fedor made his Pride debut against Semmy Schilt at Pride 21.

Haseman last fought in Nov. 2008 at Fight World Cup’s “FWC 1: Return of the Hammer.” Haseman ended up knocking out Yuji Hisamatsu in 18 seconds in the main event attraction.

Other fights scheduled for UFC 110 include Michael Bisping vs. Wanderlei Silva, Dong Hyun Kim vs. Chris Lytle, Mirko Cro Cop vs. Ben Rothwell, and a main event between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez.

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