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UFC Fight Night 41: Peter Sobotta Vs. Pawel Pawlak

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Peter Sobotta vs. Pawel Pawlak

We head to the welterweight ranks with Peter Sobotta and Pawel Pawlak.

Sobotta (13-4-1) is making his return to the UFC after going 0-3 back in 2009-10. He is unbeaten since, posting a 5-0-1 record, with all five victories coming via rear-naked choke.

Pawlak (10-0) has six knockout and three submission wins to his resume, as the 25-year-old is making his debut.

Round 1: A large ovation for Sobotta, who is making his return to the Octagon. He’s got an aggressive approach to his striking, really pushing the tempo. Pawlak’s fans are in attendance too and are reacting for their fighter. Nice switch and body kick from Sobotta. Very dangerous body kicks from Sobotta are getting through, as does a straight left. Glancing blow off a head-kick by Sobotta, but it gives Pawlak something else to be mindful of. Again to the body goes Sobotta, who obviously has a game plan in mind to break him down. Good finish from Pawlak, who completes the round with better striking.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sobotta

Round 2: Pawlak gets a little too aggressive and Sobotta lands a takedown. He’s advancing his position quickly and the black belt is switching from full to side guard. Nice elbows from the back out of Pawlak, but Sobotta gets a clean elbow of his own through. Blood coming out of the nose of Pawlak, as Sobotta keeps hammering him with elbows. Great defensive measures from Pawlak and he’s going to survive the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sobotta

Round 3: Pawlak coming out the aggressor, but Sobotta has such great defense, he’s unable to land. Good knee to the body from Sobotta, but Pawlak answers with a combo. Sobotta switches levels and scores a takedown. Pawlak gets to his feet without suffering any damage, but Sobotta tosses him back down. Little work being done on the ground and the ref stands them up with seconds left. Pawlak firing off with everything in the book.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sobotta

Peter Sobotta def. Pawel Pawlak via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)