UFC Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta
Betting Pick: Sadollah
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In what promises to be a competitive Welterweight bout, Ultimate Fighter Season 7 winner Amir Sadollah will face off with well-rounded German Peter Sobotta. Sadollah has looked decent since winning the reality show, while Sobotta has dropped both of his UFC fights so far. Still, Sobotta has a well-rounded skill set, so Sadollah would do best not to overlook him.
Sobotta, who was easily defeated in his only two octagon appearances, is nevertheless a well-rounded fighter with solid punching power and good submissions. While his level of competition has not been high, he earned his spot in the UFC with a number of impressive performances on smaller shows. He doesn’t have any huge holes in his game, but he is not very good at anything either, which makes him a fairly safe opponent for Sadollah.
Sadollah, who surprised many pundits by capturing the Ultimate Fighter title after armbarring heavy favorite CB Dolloway twice, has looked fairly solid since. A dangerous grappler with constantly improving Muay Thai, Sadollah is pretty well-rounded. What keeps him from being very dangerous is his total lack of knockout power and his lack of any wrestling at all.
This fight is clearly designed for Sadollah to win. He has better striking and better grappling than Sobotta by a long shot, and will batter him around for three rounds for an easy decision.
Prediction: Amir Sadollah via unanimous Decision.
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