Amir Sadollah took a unanimous decision win over Peter Sobotta at UFC 122. The Ultimate Fighter winner used his advantage in Muay Thai technique to outpoint the German submission fighter in every round for a one-sided win.
Sobotta came out in south paw stance. After some preliminary exchanges, Sobotta forced Sadollah to the cage but Amir fought free. They clinched again and Sadollah landed a standing elbow. Back to standing exchanges, Sadollah continued to drive forward, landing kicks and punches from a variety of angles. Sobotta ducked under a high kick and took Sadollah's back standing. But Amir managed to resist Sobotta's take down efforts. Sobotta worked for a single leg with less than a minute left but Sadollah fended it off and ended the round stalking Sobotta and firing punches and kicks.
Sadollah took cage center to open round two, landing leg kicks. Sobotta returned fire with a body kick. Sadollah landed a teep kick, right hand combination. He pumped punches to the body to set up punches to the head. Sobotta countered but then missed with a series of hard-thrown hooks. Sadollah landed a straight left followed by some kicks. Sobotta got a take down around 2:30 but Sadollah got right back up. Sadollah landed a head kick. Sadollah scored with a leg kick. Sobotta spun for a kick and ended up getting taken down. He worked from half guard but Sadollah stood up and backed out. They traded with Sadollah getting the better of it to end the round.
Sadollah came out aggressive in the third, attacking Sobotta's lead leg. Sobotta hung in gamely, firing back but getting out struck. He hurt the German less than a minute in with a leg kick. Sobotta caught a leg and worked for a single. Sadollah resisted and fought free. More leg kicks scored for Amir. Sobotta limped noticeably but continued to return fire. Sadollah pressed forward relentlessly, landing hurtful leg kicks, punches and knees. Sobotta hung in to the end, but the decision seemed pre-ordained.
In a welterweight battle on the UFC 122 main card, Polish-German fighter Peter Sobotta (8-3, 0-2 UFC) battled The Ultimate Fighter season seven winner Amir Sadollah (3-2, 3-2 UFC).
Sadollah came in looking to rebound from a loss to Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 114.
Sobotta could very well be cut with the loss as he's dropped unanimous decisions to James Wilks and Paul Taylor in his two appearances with the promotion.