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Round 1: The crowd lights up for Sotiropoulos’ entrance. Stevenson is all smiles on his way to the cage, he looks very relaxed. The fighters touch gloves. They exchange early. The Aussie is looking sharp, he goes for a single leg and fails. Sotiropoulos gets Joe “Daddy” against the cage. Sotiropoulos in Stevenson’s guard looking to pass. He gets half guard and continues to work. George all over Stevenson. The crowd chants. Stevenson looking to sweep, they scramble and George stays on top. He lands hammerfists to Stevenson’s body, takes an upkick and lands in mount. Stevenson goes for a submission but George gets out and lands in full mount. The crowd goes crazy. Sotiropoulos is relentless. He lands in north-south position and goes for a kimura. The round ends with Sotiropoulos on top landing blows. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for George Sotiropoulos.
Round 2: They trade left hands. Sotiropoulos rocks Stevenson. Joe “Daddy” lands a leg kick. George with a solid one-two. The Aussie showing good footwork and head movement. George landing to the body, slipping punches. Stevenson gets a takedown, Sotiropoulos gets him in rubber guard, goes for an omoplata. He uses it to sweep and gets side control. Stevenson hits a single leg. Sotiropoulos looking for an armbar. Stevenson drops for a straight ankle lock. George gets out and gets on top of Stevenson with an Anaconda choke. The bell rings. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for George Sotiropoulos.
Round 3: The crowd cheers. The fighters touch gloves. Sotiropoulos starts off with a good combo. Lands a good left hook. Sotiropoulos catches a leg kick, gets a takedown and lands on top. They scramble for position against the cage. Sotiropoulos gets on top and lands some punches. They clinch against the cage again. They separate. George is looking tired but he’s pushing forward and landing punches. He sprawls to avoid Stevenson’s takedown and they hit the fence. Stevenson gets the takedown and gets in half guard. George controlling Stevenson’s posture. Sotiropoulos landing up kicks. He stands up. Stevenson gets another takedown. Sotiropoulos shuts down his offense. The round ends. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for George Sotiropoulos.
George Sotiropoulos defeated Joe Stevenson via Unanimous Decision (scores of 30-27 across the board)