UFC 116 Results: George Sotiropolous Outworks Kurt Pellegrino Over Three Rounds

"Iron Man" proved to be Batman's kryptonite tonight.

Sotiropoulos came out to the timeless Black Sabbath song and controlled Kurt Pellegrino for fourteen-and-a-half minutes.

The pivotal moment of the fight came very early as Sotiropoulos landed a left hook that wobbled Pellegrino. "Batman" didn't look to really fully recover over the next fifteen minutes, as Sotiropoulos was able to land power shots often standing.

The ground work heavily favored the Aussie. Pellegrino looked hesitant to take down the Rubber Guard wielding Sotiropoulos. When Pellegrino did land in top position, Sotiropoulos used a very active Rubber Guard to stifle Pellegrino, which also allowed him to throw viscous elbows to the crown.

Sotiropoulos did survive a late scare. With time running out on the fight, Pellegrino landed a brutal knee coming out of a clinch and followed up with a right hook, planting Sotiropoulos on the mat. Unfortunately, the bell rang and the judges awarded the Aussie a unanimous decision.

-- photo by Tracy Lee, Yahoo! Sports

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