Amir Sadollah kept it simple at UFC 122.
Move forward, punish his opponent on the feet, and stuff the takedown. The strategy worked to perfection, as Sadollah routed German Peter Sobotta on his way to a unanimous decision win.
With both fighters coming off losses there had to be a certain sense of urgency, but Sadollah didn’t seem to let any pressure enter his head, putting on a workman like performance.
Sadollah worked over Sobotta’s legs and body with kicks and used surgical precision to make every punch count and not waste any throughout the fight. The German tried to stick in there going for takedowns and winging back punches, but nothing much connected as he had to play defense for the biggest part of the fight.
Showing toughness was Sobotta’s best quality for the 15-minute bout, and Sadollah paid him a compliment for taking the amount of punishment that he did while still moving forward.
“I kind of expected that, he’s just a super tough guy,” Sadollah commented about his opponent.
The victory gets Sodallah back on track, and gives him the fourth win of his career.
“I don’t have anything peppy to say, I’m just very happy,” Sadolloh said with a smile after the win.
As for Peter Sobotta, the German has now lost three fights in a row in the UFC and will likely get his walking papers following the UFC 122 event.