George Sotiropoulos Submits Jason Dent at UFC 106 in Las Vegas
November 22, 2009 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Blue Planet sponsored UFC Fighter George Sotiropoulos defeated Jason Dent via armbar submission at 4:36 of the 2nd round at UFC 106 in Las Vegas. George moves his record to 4-0 in the UFC and 11-2 overall.
After some spirited stand-up for much of the first round, the Australian took the fight to the ground and it was clear Dent was in big trouble. He was mounted with 53 seconds left in the first. Dent survived but found himself in the same position with 1:30 left in the second. Sotiropoulos worked for an armbar and finally freed Dent's arm with 28 seconds left. Referee Yves Lavigne stopped it immediately giving Sotiropoulos the win at 4:36 of the second.
"I showed my ground game a lot and that's what people expect from me, so I wanted to show my standup a bit," said Sotiropoulos. "But I let the fight take the natural course, and it eventually got there."
He was slick on the ground in setting up the finish: "I went for the arm crush and I was holding the leg but he defended so I let go of the leg and went for the arm and got it."
Sotiropoulos (11-2, 4-0 UFC) was the biggest favorite on the card at 5-to-1.
Note: Nearly 2 Million people watched the Sotiropoulos vs. Dent fight as it was seen live on Spike TV as well as shown on the UFC 106 Pay Per View after the main event. Blue Planet is proud to sponsor George and were proud to see their logo after his latest win.
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