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Round 1: They touch gloves and Sadollah presses forward. Lopez digging in and firing off quick punches as Sadollah moves within range. Sadollah closes the gap, but Lopez turns him into the fence. Lopez throws him off and goes back to striking; he rips off a quick combination of punches. Lopez counters the kick with a takedown attempt; Sadollah defends, but Lopez works him to the cage and takes him down from there with a big slam. Lopez tries to threaten with the kimura, but Sadollah stands up and defends it. The round ends with Sadollah grating Lopez against the cage.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lopez
Round 2: They only exchange briefly before Lopez shoots in for the takedown. Lopez still in control of the striking, but Sadollah’s starting to show some signs of life, moving forward with a solid combination. Lopez goes for the takedown again. Sadollah tries to apply the high elbow guillotine, but Lopez defends and counters, taking Sadollah down. Sadollah gets to his feet as Lopez tries to take his back. Sadollah lands a thudding body kick, finding his way back into the fight. Sadollah with a right straight to the body. Sadollah lands a pair of kicks before coming in a bit too wide open and giving up the takedown. The round ends as he works to his feet.
FightLine scores the round 10-10
Round 3: Sadollah comes out pressuring, but Lopez makes him pay with a few solid counters. Sadollah won’t be deterred and lunges forward with a knee. Lopez goes for the takedown relentlessly, eventually fighting Sadollah down. Sadollah pops right back up and turns Lopez into the cage. The crowd starts in booing some, since neither fighter can really seem to put it together. Sadollah with a push-kick to the face. Lopez fights for and finishes a high crotch takedown. Lopez in Sadollah’s full guard with about a minute and a half to go. The crowd showers the cage with boos. The referee separates them and stands them up. Sadollah goes after Lopez aggressively, but gets tied up after throwing a jumping knee. Sadollah counters a takedown with a submission attempt. Sadollah counters the takedown and lands a knee before the bell.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sadollah
Amir Sadollah defeated Jorge Lopez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)