UFC on Fuel 3 Results: Amir Sadollah Wins Split Decision Over Jorge Lopez


Amir Sadollah UFC 114In the co-main event of the evening at UFC on Fuel TV 3 on Tuesday night in Fairfax, Va., TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah won a narrow split decision over Jorge Lopez.  Sadollah was taken down in every round, but was able to outstrike Lopez on the feet.

Lopez dictated the pace of the first round and opens the fight with a few hard leg kicks to the lead leg of Sadollah.  Sadollah initiates the clinch but it’s Lopez that presses him against the fence and then breaks out.  Later in the round, Lopez scores a double leg takedown against the fence but Sadollah is able to scramble against the cage.  The round ends with Sadollah trying for a takedown.

Round two starts and Lopez immediately throws a hard body kick and goes for a single leg takedown against the cage.  Sadollah is able to break away and starts using his long-range combinations. Lopez would attempt a takedown and Sadollah countered with a high elbow guillotine, only to be put in side control and then both men would scramble to their feet.  The round ends with Sadollah lands a hard body kick but is countered with a takedown from Lopez.

In the final round Lopez worked hard to takedown Sadollah against the cage but was only to keep Sadollah down momentarily.  Just as Sadollah starts to gain some striking offense in, Lopez puts him on his back with a high crotch takedown.  The Virginia fans seemed restless as Lopez and Sadollah mount little offense on the ground.  The referee stands up the action.  Lopez would try for another takedown but then countered by Sadollah with a solid knee at the end of the round.

The judges scored the fight a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) for Sadollah, who was booed by the Virginia fans.  Sadollah now moves his UFC record to 6-3 with the close win over Lopez.

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