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Bika puts Soliman's "Contender" hopes on ice

Sakio Bika put Sam Soliman's "Contender" hopes on ice by earning a unanimous decision over the Australian. Bika will face Jaidon Codrington in the final.

Originally Published: October 28, 2007
By Michael Woods | Special to ESPN.com

Sam Soliman burst into fight fans' consciousness when he performed surprisingly well in a 12-round loss to Winky Wright back in 2005.

The Melbourne, Australia native's heart impressed viewers as much as any other single attribute on that night, when he looked comparable to one of the top five pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

If you haven't seen that outing, or seen Soliman in action at all for that matter, you would still be able to gauge the man's heart and desire if you ...

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