We’re into Ben Saunders’ second run in the UFC, with his first one stemming from a TUF stint and resulting in exile in Bellator for a short while. But his return has seen some success – to the tune of four wins and one loss – so there’s still a lot to be excited about with this guy. On the flipside is Peter Sobotta, who fights out of Germany, sports a 4-4 overall Octagon record (he’s now in his second stint as well) and owns a jiu-jitsu black belt.
The fight begins with Sobotta smashing Saunders with a left that sends him tumbling to the canvas. The American gets back up and starts throwing kicks, but Sobotta ain’t stopping with those accurate hands, and Saunders is getting messed up. Another left drops him. Sobotta tries to finish, but time runs out.
Saunders is a wounded deer once Round 2 is underway – albeit, a wounded deer capable of throwing dangerous kicks, but wounded nonetheless. Sobotta pursues with those punches, and clips him repeatedly with his clubbing left, but it takes a knee to the chops to seal the deal. Saunders goes down a final time and the ref jumps in.
Results: Peter Sobotta def. Ben Saunders via TKO (Knee) at 2:29, R2